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this collection of history and genealogy.
Suffield: Quarter Millennial PLUS is a CD-ROM of documents of
historical and genealogical interest from and about the Town of
Suffield, Hartford County, CT.
A few of the items are quite rare.
The collection includes the following Suffield items:
1. Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement
of Suffield Connecticut, October 12, 13, and 14, 1920, with sketches from its
past and some record of its last half century and of its present. 253
pages, plus our new 35 page index.
Originally published 1921 by the authority of the General Executive Committee.
The alternative name of this book is Suffield Quarter Millenial.
We have scanned and indexed this 253 page book of history (text and pictures) as the original book contained no index at all, although the book
contains a wealth of names
which should be of particular interest to people researching family history and
the Suffield area. We think our index is a major improvement. Indexing
took a long time, and we appreciate your patience -- and the
encouragement you gave us -- while we slogged through the process! Please
to see an extract of all of the
Suffield surnames that appear in
the new index.
The book is a wonderful historical compendium not only of what happened at Suffield's
250th anniversary (including the programs for the Suffield Pageant, the Hostess
House, and other portions of the celebration -- we've seen these small sections
of this book selling in the $15 - $35 range on eBay recently), but also lists of
Suffield veterans of all wars through World War I, a lengthy history of Suffield
(it's interesting that Suffield was in its early years part of Massachusetts), specifics about
many of Suffield's stock of great old houses, the Suffield School (formerly the
Connecticut Literary Institution), local businesses, professionals, and
organizations, and a wealth of other minutiae that would be
impossible to assemble today. The book includes many historical photographs, both of
individuals and of buildings. We've included the photos in their original
places in the book, but have also included them separately as high-resolution scans for those who wish to
reproduce them and perhaps frame them.
2. The 1948 Sagitta, the yearbook of Suffield High School.
This historical volume contains 56 pages with abundant photographs, plus many autographs. We've
developed a list of the surnames that appear in this volume and are happy to
provide it here for your reference.