Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut is a valuable work. This database inlcudes all four volumes in a record of the achievements of the state of Connecticut and her people. The editors and compilers of the data had a threefold objective in compiling this work. The first objective was to present a concise history of Connecticut families of the Colonial Days. The second objective was to preserve a record of the prominent people of the state. Finally, the editors and compilers hoped to present personal sketches of those prominent families who had widespread influence in the state of Connecticut. Researchers can expect to find valuable information such as names of individuals, dates of vital events, and historical sketches.
The editorial staff included such individuals as William Cutter, a historian of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society, Edward Clement; Editor of the "Boston Transcript;" Samuel Hart Dean of Berkeley Divinity School and President of the Connecticut Historical Society; Mary Kingsbury Talcott, Registrar of the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames; Frederick Bostwick, Librarian of the New Haven Colony Historical Society; and Ezra Scollay Stearns, Ex-Secretary of State.