Connecticut Ethnic Groups

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Connecticut|Connecticut]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Connecticut Ethnic Groups'''
  
== African-Americans<br>  ==
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Records and histories of minorities and ethnic groups may provide clues to immigrant origins, migration information and previous residences. See [[United States Minorities|United States Minorities]] for further sources on ethnic, racial, and religious groups.
  
=== Books<br> ===
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=== Ethnic Research in Connecticut ===
  
Black Roots in Southeastern Connecticut, 1650-1900
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You can find information on ethnic ancestors in most of the same records as other groups. Start your research in the same resources you would search for non-ethnic ancestors. The records listed on this page provide information about specific groups in Connecticut.
  
WorldCat: [http://www.worldcat.org/title/black-roots-in-southeastern-connecticut-1650-1900/oclc/6042910 Find in a library near you]  
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Additional resources for Connecticut ethnic groups may be found in the {{FHL|347573|subject_id|disp=Connecticut-Minorities}} topic page of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Centers]. Also find Connecticut ethnic resources available at [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_bks&q=Connecticut+ethnic+group+records&fq=dt%3Abks various libraries (WorldCat)]. Explore how to search [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]] and the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|FHLC]].
  
Minority Military Service, Connecticut, 1775-1783
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=== African Americans<br>  ===
  
WorldCat: [http://www.worldcat.org/title/minority-military-service-connecticut-1775-1783/oclc/20393391?referer=brief_results Find in a library near you]
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'''Books'''
  
=== On-Line&nbsp;Resources<br>  ===
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*Brown, Barbara W. and James M. Rose. ''Black Roots in Southeastern Connecticut, 1650-1900.'' Detroit, Michigan&nbsp;: Gale Research, 1980. {{FHL|83042|item|disp=FHL book&nbsp;974.6 F2b}} {{WorldCat|6042910|disp= At various libraries (WorldCat)}}
  
[http://www.cslib.org/blagen.htm Research Guide to African-American Genealogical Resources at the Connecticut State Library]<br> [http://www.afrigeneas.com/states/ct/ African-American Ancestry in Connecticut] (AfriGeneas)<br> [http://go.footnote.com/results.php?&s_place=Connecticut&xid=227&kbid=1032&sub=glstates&xid=17 Footnote.com]: Connecticut online records.<br> [http://www.footnote.com/search.php?query=connecticut+african-american&s_place=Connecticut&nav=4294966590&id=48064184 Footnote.com]: Vietnam Veteran's Memorial (African-Americans from CT) <br>
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*Piersen, William D. ''Black Yankees: The Development of an Afro-American Subculture in Eighteenth Century New England.'' Amherst, Massachusetts&nbsp;: University of Massachusetts Press, 1988. {{FHL|659159|item|disp=FHL book 974 F2p}}
  
=== Societies<br>  ===
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*White, David O. ''Connecticut's Black Soldiers, 1775-1783.'' Chester, Connecticut&nbsp;: Pequot Press, 1973. {{FHL|431357|item|disp=FHL book 974.6 F2w}}
  
[http://www.southernct.edu/ethnic_heritage_center/afam/ Greater New Haven African American Historical Society]
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'''On-Line Resources'''
  
== American Indians  ==
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*[http://www.cslib.org/blagen.htm Research Guide to African-American Genealogical Resources at the Connecticut State Library]
  
For more information about Connecticut's American Indians and their records, see [[Indians_of_Connecticut|Indians of Connecticut]].<br><br>
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/states/ct/ African-American Ancestry in Connecticut] (AfriGeneas)
  
== Irish-Americans  ==
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'''Societies'''
  
[http://www.ctiahs.com/ Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society]
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*[http://www.gnhaahs.com/ African American Historical and Cultural Society] New Haven, Connecticut
  
== Italian-Americans ==
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=== American Indians ===
  
[http://www.southernct.edu/ethnic_heritage_center/italianam/ Italian American Historical Society of Connecticut]
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Several tribes of American Indians resided in the colony of Connecticut prior to the Revolutionary War. Some of their descendants still live in the state. For more information about Connecticut's American Indians and their records, see [[Indians of Connecticut|Indians of Connecticut]].<br>
  
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=== French Americans<br>  ===
  
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*Gingras, Raymond. ''Quelques Francos au Connecticut&nbsp;: Notes, Références, et Index des Nécrologies Parues Dans des Journaux de 1963 à 1975''. Québec, Québec&nbsp;: R. Gingras, 1976. {{FHL|301278|item|disp=FHL book 974.6 F2g}} {{WorldCat|3370851|disp= At various libraries (WorldCat)}}<br>
  
== Polish Americans  ==
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=== Irish Americans  ===
  
[http://www.polishamericanstudies.org/index.html Polish American Historical Association]
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*[http://www.ctiahs.com/ Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society]
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=== Jewish Americans  ===
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*[http://www.jgsct-jewish-genealogy.org/JGSCT/Home.html Jewish Genealogy Society of Connecticut]
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=== Polish Americans  ===
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*[http://www.pgsctne.org/ Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast]
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=== Swedish Americans  ===
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*O'Connor, David E. ''The Swedes in Their Homeland, in America, in Connecticut.'' Storrs, Connecticut&nbsp;: I.N. Thut World Education Center, University of Connecticut, 1983. {{FHL|313602|item|disp=FHL 974.6 F2o}} {{WorldCat|10542203|disp= At various libraries (WorldCat)}}
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*For more information about Swedish Americans in Connecticut, see [[Connecticut; Swedish American|Connecticut:&nbsp;Swedish American]].
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=== Multiple Ethnic Groups  ===
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ct/ethnic.htm#cems USGenWeb Connecticut Archives] has a list of ethnic records that includes cemeteries, census, court, history, military, obituaries, and vital records.
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*[http://www.southernct.edu/ethnic_heritage_center/ The Ethnic Heritage Center] at Southern Connecticut State University has an archive, museum, and research center.
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*''Minority Military Service, Connecticut, 1775-1783'' Washington, D.C.: National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1988. {{FHL|418917|item|disp=FHL book 974.6 M2n}}. {{WorldCat|20393391|disp= At various libraries (WorldCat)}}
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[[Category:Connecticut]]

Revision as of 20:07, 16 June 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Connecticut Gotoarrow.png Connecticut Ethnic Groups

Records and histories of minorities and ethnic groups may provide clues to immigrant origins, migration information and previous residences. See United States Minorities for further sources on ethnic, racial, and religious groups.

Contents

Ethnic Research in Connecticut

You can find information on ethnic ancestors in most of the same records as other groups. Start your research in the same resources you would search for non-ethnic ancestors. The records listed on this page provide information about specific groups in Connecticut.

Additional resources for Connecticut ethnic groups may be found in the Connecticut-Minorities topic page of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at FamilySearch Centers. Also find Connecticut ethnic resources available at various libraries (WorldCat). Explore how to search WorldCat and the FHLC.

African Americans

Books

  • Piersen, William D. Black Yankees: The Development of an Afro-American Subculture in Eighteenth Century New England. Amherst, Massachusetts : University of Massachusetts Press, 1988. FHL book 974 F2p
  • White, David O. Connecticut's Black Soldiers, 1775-1783. Chester, Connecticut : Pequot Press, 1973. FHL book 974.6 F2w

On-Line Resources

Societies

American Indians

Several tribes of American Indians resided in the colony of Connecticut prior to the Revolutionary War. Some of their descendants still live in the state. For more information about Connecticut's American Indians and their records, see Indians of Connecticut.

French Americans

Irish Americans

Jewish Americans

Polish Americans

Swedish Americans

Multiple Ethnic Groups

  • USGenWeb Connecticut Archives has a list of ethnic records that includes cemeteries, census, court, history, military, obituaries, and vital records.