The American Society of Genealogists gave The Hatch and Brood of Time The Donald Lines Jacobus Award in 2001, recognizing it as “the best work of genealogical scholarship published within three years leading up to the year of the award.” It is the highest award in genealogy.
“A beautifully crafted narrative that illuminates a fascinating period in American history. The stories of five families explore life in colonial Connecticut, the early Yankee migration to the Upper Connecticut River Valley, the settlement of New England planters in Nova Scotia before the Revolution, and the history of Stafford and its springs, iron works, and turnpike in Federalist Connecticut. Genealogical sections on the Phelps, Denison, Wheelock, and Haring families are included.”
From the Introduction
by Professor David Hackett Fischer of Brandeis University
For readers with an interest in history and genealogy, here is a book that brings the two disciplines together with high success: the approach is fresh and creative. Its narrative is graceful and fluent. And the best of it is to be found in the substance of the work. Peter Haring Judd has joined history and genealogy in a way that gets results. He uses genealogical materials to enlarge our understanding of American history. At the same time, he works with historical sources in a way that expands the process of research and writing in genealogy. Altogether, Peter Judd has made a highly significant contribution to both disciplines. More important, he has developed a method by which other combinations might be made.