Connecticut Society of Genealogists


Simsbury Book Garners Awards

SimsburySubmitted by Steve Perreault, 05-19-2008

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 local residents.

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 statewide."

This award will be presented at the League's annual meeting on June 2 in Mystic CT.

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