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"I don't have
to look up
my family tree,
because I know
that I'm the sap."
- Fred Allen
Nameplate of the Middletown Gazette, Vol. 1, No. 1, from November 8, 1785.
The latest SMFSD news:
SMFSD to exhibit at NERGC in April 2013
SMFSD will exhibit at the New England Regional Genealogical Conference in Manchester, N.H. at the event's "Society Fair" along with other genealogy and history organizations on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The conference will be April 17-21 at the Radisson Hotel & Expo Center in Manchester.
SMFSD 2012 Triennial Meeting
forges new connections with Middletown
Attendees from all corners of the U.S. gathered in their ancestral hometown of Middletown, Conn. for SMFSD's Triennial Meeting Oct. 17-20, 2012. Some 40 genealogists and historians, mostly descendants of early Middletown settlers and distant cousins to some degree, enjoyed a packed schedule of cemetery tours, library visits, research sessions, speaker presentations, and social gatherings. Many also attended the annual seminar of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists on Saturday, Oct. 20 in North Haven, Conn., where SMFSD engaged potential members at its corner booth in the exhibit hall. The 2012 Triennial Meeting hosted many new members and first-time attendees, engaged the local community, and forged new friendships in Middletown that will be mutually beneficial in the future. To read more about the 2012 Triennial Meeting --- and view a photo montage of people and activities --- see the SMFSD Events page.
SMFSD web site: A log of additions & updates
4/26/2007 - Preview of new SMFSD web site at NERGC Conference in Hartford, Conn.
5/3/2007 - New SMFSD web site goes live online.
6/4/2007 - Added recap & photos of NERGC Conference in Hartford, Conn. to SMFSD Events page.
11/25/2007 - Added 12-page fall 2007 Middler to the newsletter archive pages. Revised Middler blurb on SMFSD News page.
12/23/2007 - Added SMFSD Bylaws page to the Member Area.
12/28/2007 - Added DNA analysis links to the Genealogy Resources page in the Member Area. Added a linked PDF page with a list of web addresses for all known DNA surname studies for pre-1700 Middletown families.
5/18/2008 - Added 12-page spring 2008 Middler to the newsletter archive pages. Revised Middler blurb on SMFSD News page.
12/3/2008 - Added 12-page fall 2008 Middler to the newsletter archive pages. Revised Middler blurb on SMFSD News page. Revised NERGC 2009 news. Revised Triennial Meeting notice. Added six new in-depth profiles in PDF format. Corrected misinformation on the in-depth profile for Giles Hamlin. Updated the link to Jane Devlin's "Dunham-Wilcox" web site. Posted preliminary information about the SMFSD Triennial Meeting on the web site home page, with a link to a PDF registration form to come.
4/23/2009 - Added 12-page spring 2009 Middler to the newsletter archive pages. Revised Middler blurb on SMFSD News page. Revised information about the SMFSD Triennial Meeting August 27-30, 2009. Added a revised Triennial Meeting registration form. Updated the copyright notice on all pages.
9/12/2009 - Added brief recap of the 2009 Triennial Meeting to the Home Page, the SMFSD News page, and the SMFSD Events page.
10/29/2010 - Revised membership page to reflect bylaw changes. Added information about Friends membership category. Updated SMFSD News page, Contacts page, and Research Links page. Revised description on Welcome page and Member Area page. Updated Genealogy Resources page. Revised online Middler archive policy, and added fall 2009 Middler to the archive. Updated the SMFSD Events page, adding photo montage of 2009 Triennial Meeting. Updated SMFSD Bylaws page.
11/20/2010 - At long last, added 31 new In-Depth Profiles of 1650-1700 early settlers of Middletown compiled by SMFSD member Paula Higgins. These detailed profiles have been formatted in the same free-standing PDF format as those your editor prepared for the first 23 Middletown families. In addition, 37 brief bio sketches have been added, prepared by your editor from information extracted from the In-Depth Profiles.
8/28/2011 - Updated the SMFSD Events and News pages, and added a photo montage of SMFSD's participation at the 2011 New England Regional Genealogical Conference in Springfield, Mass.
2/19/2012 - Updated the SMFSD Events and News pages with information about the 2012 Triennial Meeting, and added a montage of recently discovered photos of the 2003 Triennial Meeting. Two more issues of The Middler (2010) were added to the newsletter archive page.
6/28/2012 - Updated the SMFSD Events and News pages with information about the 2012 Triennial Meeting and a link to a downloadable and printable registration form.
12/1/2012 - Added recap of 2012 Triennial Meeting to News & Events pages (with photos), updated information on new officers on Contact Page, updated information on new registrar on Membership page, updated the annotated bibliography of Middletown history & genealogy, updated Middler archive.