Published by the Southwick Historical Society
Softcover, 234 pages
This rails to trails book is a comprehensive guide which includes trail maps, trailhead descriptions, attractions, distances and a little history of each of the sixteen towns along with the history of the canal and the railroad as the modern rail trail works its way along some 87 miles.
To: Leon Barnard, Bloomfield, Connecticut, 1999
Leon H. Barnard, Wintonbury Historical Society
Softcover, 48 pages
Barnard genealogy from Ipswich, England 1617 to Bloomfield, CT 1999
The East Granby Historical Society
Softcover, 125 pages
Photos of 54 properties accompanied with a written history of the farms and the farm families associated with them. Includes photos of barn features and a glossary of barn terms.
Beneath These Stones: More Granby, Connecticut Cemeteries: Fourteen Granby Cemeteries, Two East Granby by Carol Laun.
Spiral bound, 280 pages
A reference book cataloging gravestones in 14 Granby and 2 East Granby cemeteries. The 280 page spiral bound book contains a map and the history of each of the 16 cemeteries, as well a transcription of each gravestone. The burials are listed for each cemetery in alphabetical order and there is an index at the end of the book listing every name, including the women’s married and maiden names.
Published by the Wintonbury Historical Society
Spiral bound, 41 pages
A history of Brown drums and the Brown family of Wintonbury by Frederick A. Hesketh, published in 1999 for the first annual Drum Festival in Bloomfield.
Spiral bound, 200 pages
Documentation of all the burials in Granby Center Cemetery, along with maps and an alphabetical index.
A Historical Cookbook by the Abigail Phelps Chapter of the DAR featuring both historical and modern recipes.
Published by Morris Press Cookbooks in Cooperation with the Abigail Phelps Charter of the NSDAR.
Spiral bound hardcover, 244 pages.
An Historical Cookbook by the Abigail Phelps Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of Simsbury, Connecticut featuring recipes from the DAR’s 1907 cookbook, more modern recipes and lots of historical tidbits.
Hardcover, 350 pages
A history of East Granby’s rich and varied past written by Mary Jane Springman and Betty Finnell Guinan.
This history is a detailed and highly readable survey of what has transpired in the community since John Griffin brought his family from Windsor to build his home in the virgin forest about 1664.
Hardcover, 276 pages
A collection of papers on the history of the Town of Bloomfield, CT, formerly known as Wintonbury.
Compiled by members of the Wintonbury Historical Society, this 276 page hardcover book traces the development of Bloomfield from a tiny farming village in the 17th century to a bustling community of close to 19,000 people in the late 20th century. It examines the strong influence of religion in the early days, the progression of education, the changing cultural patterns and the evolution of economic life from agricultural to business and manufacturing.
409 pages. Soft cover.
During April of 1930, at the very onset of the Great Depression, 2381 men, women and children living in East Granby and Granby Connecticut were enumerated in the decennial U.S. Federal census. Now 80 years later, the lives of most of these individuals have ended, but each of their personal histories lives on through public records that reveal their origins, their military service, their occupations, their families, and their eventual demise. Vital statistics, prior census records, town directories, newspaper articles and obituaries are but a few of the many sources which serve to document the lives led by these early 20th century East Granby and Granby residents.