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Dr. John Durand of Derby, Connecticut
and His Family
New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
Reprinted 2007. Available from AmericanAncestors.org
Cover: Asher Brown Durand, Study from Nature, Stratton Notch, Vermont, 1857. Collection of The New-York Historical Society
Full Title: Dr. John Durand (1664-1727) of Derby, Connecticut: His Family Through Four Generations, Featuring the Branch of His Youngest Son, Ebenezer Durand, Through Ten Generations to 2003
20 May 2004
The book has been selected book of the year by the National Genealogical Society (NGS). The award was presented at the NGS annual conference held 19-22 May 2004 in Sacramento, California. For further information, see www.ngsgenealogy.org.
Grand Prize of CSG
15 May 2004
The book was the co-winner of the Literary Awards Contest of 2004 for New England Genealogy, from The Connecticut Society of Genealogists (CSG). It shared the award with a co-winner at the CSG annual luncheon meeting held 15 May 2004 in Berlin, Connecticut. For further information, see csginc.org.
From the dust jacket:
Robert Charles Anderson, FASG
A creative treatment of an artistically and scientifically creative family.
Dr. Ralph J. Crandall
Executive Director, New England Historic Genealogical Society
Dr. John Durand of Derby, Connecticut and His Family is a brilliant, interdisciplinary genealogy that is striking in its thoroughness, breadth, and intellectual rigor. Dr. Smith has left no stone unturned in his study of this early New England Huguenot family. This is a classic, a superb analytical genealogy, that also introduces the reader to the Durand family through beautifully written biographical profiles and myriad examples from their writings, artwork, and other family objects.
Helen S. Ullmann, CG, FASG
Alvy Ray Smith has taken the Durand family archive, verified and added to it, and created a beautifully detailed account of this interesting old Connecticut family.
Reviews of the book have appeared in the publications below:
The American Genealogist, last issue 2003, Robert Charles Anderson, FASG
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, vol. 135, no. 2, Apr 2004, 153-4, Harry Macy Jr, FASG
The Connecticut Nutmegger, vol. 37, no. 2, Sep 2004, 261-2, Albert C Dudley
New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 158, no. 632, Oct 2004, 394, Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG