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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 for further sources on ethnic, racial, and religious groups.

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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

Brown, Barbara W. and James M. Rose. Black Roots in Southeastern Connecticut, 1650-1900. New London, Conn.: New London County Historical Society, 2001. WorldCat 6042910

Minority Military Service, Connecticut, 1775-1783  WorldCat 20393391

On-Line Resources

Research Guide to African-American Genealogical Resources at the Connecticut State Library
African-American Ancestry in Connecticut (AfriGeneas)
Footnote.com: Connecticut online records.
Footnote.com: Vietnam Veteran's Memorial (African-Americans from CT)

Societies

Greater New Haven African American Historical Society

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.

Irish Americans

Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

Jewish Americans

Jewish Genealogy Society of Connecticut

Polish Americans

Polish American Historical Association

Swedish Americans

For more information about Swedish Americans in Connecticut, see Connecticut: Swedish American.


 

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