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State of   CONNECTICUT -   (The Constitution State)
      The 5th U.S. State to join the Union:   09-January-1788
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Assorted Groups  (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
    Ancient Order of Hibernians - We are a Catholic, Irish American organization that
         promotes the learning of our Irish heritage, a peaceful solution to the issues that
         divide Ireland and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
    Lithuanian-American - Lithuanian communities, churches, families or recent trips to
    Lithuanian-American Community - Lithuanian Global Genealogical Society.

Note:  These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.


Census & Lists of various kinds:
    1730 - 1783 - Waterbury, New Haven County; A list of Tax Paying Inhabitants
         Extracted from Ancient Burying-Grounds (also see New Haven, County).
    1827 Prison Census - The Wethersfield State Prison opened in September 1827 with
         the transfer of eighty-one prisoners from Newgate Prison.
    1840 Census - Pensioners Census Revolutionary or Military Services (1840)

Center for Connecticut Studies - Materials include town histories and reports, old
         newspapers, journals, military rolls, city directories, Federal Census of the
         Population and indexes, some New England materials, and genealogical materials.


Families and Surnames:
    Family Biographies - Connecticut State Biographies Project

    Fitch's Home for Soldiers and Orphans - (1863-1940), also known as the Noroton Home,
         (Darien, Fairfield County, CT) - Connecticut State Library


Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
  Please click here - (Counties we have listed),   (To list a local society, please contact us.)

Governor's Foot Guard - The First Company Governor's Foot Guard, the oldest military
         organization in continuous existence in the U.S.
Governor's Foot Guard - The Second Company Governor's Foot Guard, Chartered In 1775

Historical interest Items, etc.:
    Center for Connecticut Studies - Materials include town histories and reports, old
         newspapers, journals, military rolls, city directories, Federal Census of the
         Population and indexes, some New England materials, and genealogical materials.
    Colonial Connecticut Records - 1636-1776
    Connecticut Company of Light Infantry (6TH) - Revolutionary War Reinactment and
         history. The Connecticut Militia was established in 1739 and the 6th Regiment of
         Connecticut Militia was active from the years 1739 to 1775.
    Society of Colonial Wars - A time-line study of Connecticut's Colonial History
    Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute - Connecticut History


Libraries & Newspapers:
    Connecticut State Library - Collections:  History & Genealogy, Newspapers, Colt
         Collection, Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, Museum of Connecticut
    Old Connecticut News - The Olden Times (Obits, birth and marriages etc.)


Maps of Connecticut - Lighthouse Maps: Fun, Interactive, Full Color Maps, with locations
         for and links to Restaurants, Shopping, Lodging, Services, and Attractions.
Museum of Connecticut History - at The Connecticut State Library (also see Hartford

  • State of Connecticut
  •   State Capital CityHartford (Capital since 1875 - located in Hartford County)

    The State name:  Translated from the Indian name "Quinnehtukqut", meaning "beside the long tidal river", referring to the Connecticut River.
    American History and Genealogy Proj.
    American History and Genealogy Proj.
    American Local History Network
    Colonial Currency
    Cemetery Listings
    County maps of Connecticut
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    General History
    Migration Patterns
    State Archives (Govt.)
    State Archives (USGenWeb.)
    State Genealogy Forum
    State Genealogical Society
    State Historical Society
    State USGenWeb Site
    Symbols (Flag, Seal, etc.)
    Timeline (Historic)

    U.S.A. - General Information links page
    U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories

    Vital Records:
        Connecticut Genealogy Records - cemeteries, births, obituaries, city directories,
             surnames, genealogy queries, census records, and more from this web page.
        Lithuanian-American - Vital Records (Connecticut)
        Probate Records - Research Guide at the Connecticut State Library


    Whaling in Connecticut - 1718 to 1913:  By Robert Owen Decker, Central Connecticut
             State University

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