Just think, nine decades ago the economic nightmare of the Great Depression had just begun, and the World War II international struggle was still far off in the future. Have you ever wondered what happened to friends and neighbors of yours from long ago? Well for anyone who grew up in Bloomfield, that question has now been answered. In her new publication Footprints Across Connecticut from the 1930 Bloomfield Census, local genealogist Jean Perreault has documented the life histories of all 3,248 Bloomfield residents who were living here at that time. Most of these individuals are now deceased but they left behind a trail of interesting facts regarding their lives, including their origins, their occupations and their progeny. For anyone wondering about a long lost relative or friend this research book could prove to be a valuable source of information. The author will explain how to access the many genealogical sources which are made available to us all in today’s digital age. She will also tell the story of how this project began. The Bloomfield Book is the third in her Footprints series.
Copies of her books will be available for purchase, $20 per volume.
Tonight’s program is cosponsored by the library and the Wintonbury Historical Society.
Registration is appreciated.