The Connecticut Society of Genealogists (CSG) awarded first
prize for a Genealogical Resource Publication in its 2008 Literary Award
contest to former Simsbury resident Jean
Perreault for her book Footprints Across Connecticut from Simsbury 1930 Census.
Her book is a compendium of valuable information concerning the 3,624 Simsbury residents who
were enumerated in the Depression-era Federal census. The author accessed many
sources such as vital statistics, town directories, church records, prior
censuses, newspaper articles and obituaries to document the lives led by these
Perreault received her award at the Genealogy Society's 40th anniversary
meeting on May 17 at the Hawthorne Inn in Berlin.
Perreault's book has also earned an Award of Merit from the Connecticut League
of History Organizations, who deemed it "an important new resource that
will benefit genealogical researchers and social historians locally and
This award will be presented at the League's annual meeting on June 2 in Mystic
In addition to the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Perreault is a member
of both the Simsbury Genealogical and Historical Research Library and the
Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council. She is also listed as a
qualified researcher with the Connecticut
State library, enabling
her to assist others with their genealogy searches. Copies of her book may be
ordered at http://footprints.across.connecticut.googlepages.com.