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Descendants By the Millions

Volume 5 Issue 3 Fall 1998

“Some 30 million American can validly claim to be descended from the 23 families who lived through the first winter after the Mayflower landed.” This intriguing statement, attributed to Mr. Tweed Roosevelt, can be found in the June/July issue of Civilization, the magazine published by the Library of Congress.

How many persons alive today do you think are descended from the first settlers of Simsbury? A brief survey of A Record and Documentary History of Simsbury by Lucius I. Barber yielded 53 different surnames among the 74 heads of households known to have settled within the ancient town boundaries between 1664 and 1700. Not surprisingly, many of the people from all over the United States who come into this library to research their family history begin by saying, “My ancestors came from Simsbury.”

From the Editor’s Desk

Volume 5 Issue 2 June 1998

I can remember the first day I walked in to the Simsbury Genealogical and Historical Research Library in 1992. New to town and looking to pick up the threads of my genealogical research, I had stumbled upon this marvelous facility. Dee Depuis was serving as Librarian and quickly oriented me to the Library and helped me get back on track with my research. Suddenly, I had a connection with our new town and learned that my Hutchins family had been in Simsbury in the 1840’s.

From the Chairman’s Desk

Volume 5 Issue 1 March 1998

The Trustees of the Simsbury Free Library are delighted to announce the celebration of the Tenth Anniversary of the Simsbury Genealogical and Historical Research Library. Many of you have been with us from the start and lived through our growing pains, but let’s do a quick review for new, and hopefully, interested members.

From the Librarian’s Desk

Volume 4 Issue 5 December 1997

What a great year! Membership is way up. The number of people using the library has increased drastically.

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