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"All history
becomes subjective;
in other words
there is properly
no history,
only biography."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Welcome to the SMFSD Member Pages

Congratulations! If you made it this far, all the Member Area links on the left and below will work for you. Browse around our pages, and let us know what you find valuable and useful for your Middletown research. Member suggestions are most welcome.

What's in your Member Area?

Local History. Links to an annotated bibliography of local history & genealogy prepared expressly for SMFSD members, plus a selection of Middletown history/genealogy-related articles in the public domain.
In-Depth First Settler Profiles. A compilation of facts about the first 23 Middletown first settler families, with sources for your further verification. The goal is to complete in-depth profiles for each of the 90 pre-1700 families in Middletown.
Genealogy Resources. SMFSD annotated bibliography of local history & genealogy; a transcription of The Settlers of Mattabeseck by Frank Farnsworth Starr; helpful hints for research in Middletown & Hartford; and local & regional Internet research links.
The Middler: Newsletter Archive. Links to PDF files of past issues of the SMFSD newsletter, The Middler. Issues are added one year after publication. To read the latest issues, join us!
SMFSD Events. A chronicle of SMFSD meetings in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012, plus additional organizational news and activities.
SMFSD Bylaws. The organizational bylaws of SMFSD as amended and approved, effective November 1, 2004, and amended most recently December 2009.


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"The Connecticut Above Middletown" - Illustration from Picturesque America by William Cullen Bryant, published in 1872. The engraving was by John Douglas Woodward. (Copy from the Middler Collection)