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Footprints Across Connecticut From Simsbury 1930 Census
Footprints Across Connecticut From Simsbury 1930 Census
Jean E. Perreault, Infinity Publishing Company
Softcover, 460 pages

During April of 1930, at the very onset of the Great Depression, 3624 men, women and children living in Simsbury Connecticut were enumerated in the decennial U.S. Federal census. Now 77 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 Simsbury residents.

Learn about the residents who were living in Simsbury CT during the 1930 census. Most of their lives have ended but their personal histories live on through public records. This comprehensive work is a must for family researchers, historians, and genealogists.
Price: $35.00
The Gavel and the Book: The Simsbury Town Meeting 1670-198
The Gavel and the Book: The Simsbury Town Meeting 1670-198
Evan W. Woollacott
Published for Simsbury Historical Society by Phoenix Publishing.
Hardcover, 567 pages
A history of the Simsbury Town Meeting from 1670–1986 by Evan W. Woollacott, with an introduction from John E. Ellsworth

A very readable out-of-the-ordinary history of the Town of Simsbury. The book covers three centuries as the town grew from a few hundred who met for traditional representative town meetings to over 22,000 people in 1986. The book includes more recent town challenges including the arrival of “The Hartford”, the new Drake Hill Bridge to the pros and cons of building a separate library.
Price: $30.00
Images of America: Bloomfield
Images of America: Bloomfield
Published for the Wintonbury Historical Society by Arcadia Publishing. A pictoral history that revisits Bloomfield’s early days, when industry was just beginning, and more recent times.
Softcover, 128 pages

Created from the Wintonbury Historical Society, this history filled book is a compilation of nineteenth- and twentieth-century photographs showing the lives of those who most influenced and characterized the communities of Wintonbury and Bloomfield.
Price: $19.99
Images of America: Simsbury
Images of America: Simsbury
Historical photographs and descriptions of Simsbury
Mary Jane Springman and Alan Lahue for the Simsbury Historical Society
Paperback, 128 pages

A charming book filled with photographs and descriptions of Simsbury written by Mary Jane Springman and Alan Lahue.
Price: $21.99
John Case And His Descendants
John Case And His Descendants
Ruth Cost Duncan
Published by the Simsbury Free Library
Spiral bound, 290 pages
Price: $36.00
Over Tunxis Trails
Over Tunxis Trails
Price: $5.00
A Record and Documentary History of Simsbury, 1643-1888
A Record and Documentary History of Simsbury, 1643-1888
Lucius I. Barber, M.D.
Published by the Abigail Phelps Charter of the D.A.R.
Hardcover, 429 pages

Lucius I. Barber, M.D.’s carefully documented history of Simsbury from 1643-1888, much of which is transcribed from public records. Originally published in 1931 by the Abigail Phelps Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, reprinted in 1974.
Price: $30.00
Silver Street Cemetery – Granville, Massachusetts
Silver Street Cemetery – Granville, Massachusetts
Suzanne Tower Hansen
Spiral bound, 82 pages
Price: $10.00
Simsbury Cemetery Gravestone Inscriptions 1688-2000
Simsbury Cemetery Gravestone Inscriptions 1688-2000
Joyce A. Cahill, Simsbury Free Library
Spiral bound, 223 pages

Book currently out of print. Check back for availability.
Price: $25.00
Tempest in a Small Town
Tempest in a Small Town
Mark Williams, Salmon Brook Historical Society
Hardcover, 559 pages

This history presents a broad view of the history of Granby in the context of the times, and takes Granby from the wilderness home of the Agawam and Massaco tribes to the brink of World War II. The book has maps of early land grants and many old photographs. Quotes from original Simsbury and Granby Town Meetings, lawsuits and Church meetings bring the past vividly to life. You will read letters from the western exodus, from young women at school, and from soldiers in many wars. There are diaries and journals telling the minutiae of life. You will meet reformers and cider brandy makers, people from “The Street,” hillside farmers, and the immigrants, old and new. You will learn how events in the state, the nation and the world affected this insular border town, while being introduced to a fascinating cast of characters.
Price: $35.00
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