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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 members from across the U.S.
gather in ancestral hometown October 8-10, 2015
The SMFSD Triennial Meeting October 8-10, 2015 drew Middletown, Conn. "cousins" from across the U.S. to enjoy research, networking, and social gatherings in and around the ancestral hometown. For three days --- Thursday through Saturday --- more than 30 members, spouses, and friends hailing from all corners of the continent fanned out from the headquarters hotel to explore the riches of genealogy research repositories in both Middletown and Hartford, Conn. Every three years SMFSD organizes its Triennial Meeting, converging in Middletown for not only on-site research, but also for cemetery explorations, museum excursions, educational sessions, and a banquet with a featured guest speaker. Plan now to join us for the next Triennial Meeting in October 2018.
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.
3/26/2013 - Made minor corrections to several In-Depth Profiles.
5/11/2013 - Updated Events and News pages. Added a brief mention of SMSFD's participation at the 2013 New England Regional Genealogical Conference April 17-21 in Manchester, N.H.
11/30/2014 - Completed a thorough update of all pages, including library contact information and links. Added information to the Middler archive.
1/26/2015 - Added hotel reservation information for the 2015 Triennial Meeting to the Welcome, News, and Events pages.
1/31/2015 - Added a photo montage of the 2013 NERGC to the Events page. Updated the Middler archive.
11/27/2015 - Updated the Welcome page to include a link to the SMFSD Facebook page. Added photo montages of the 2015 NERGC and the SMFSD Triennial Meeting to the Events page. Updated the Contact page with information for the new registrar and secretary. Added a link to the Middletown Settlers DNA Project on the Genealogy Resources page. Updated the Middler archive.