The Connecticut League of History Organization

June 2, 2008

Award of Merit

Genealogist Jean E. Perreault was recognized for her publication Footprints Across Connecticut From Simsbury 1930 Census. This reference book is an important new resource that will benefit genealogical researchers and social historians locally and statewide. By taking the 1930 census data for Simsbury, CT, indexing it, adding supporting documentation from other sources, and correcting errors, Ms. Perreault has created a document that will benefit all who want to research Connecticut family histories.  Further, with a minimal budget and on demand printing, Ms. Perreault’s Footprints Across Connecticut serves as a new blueprint for future towns to follow in creating resources for making their own raw census data more useful for researchers and genealogists.