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I am Denise
Wagner and I am your Connecticut state host.
If you are interested in joining Genealogy Trails as the host
of any of our available county websites,
our Volunteer Page
for all the ins and outs of
becoming a host.
(Enough knowledge to
make a basic webpage and a desire to transcribe data is required)
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for our sites!!!
We would very much like to make you part of this project.
If you have information that you'd like to share about any town,
family, county or subject,
please send it to us
and we'll make sure it gets posted to the right county.
Types of Data We're Looking to Post
Send transcribed biographies, obituaries, vital records,
census records, newspaper gleanings,
military records, or if you have walked cemeteries and have transcribed
those names and dates,
and any other type of data you think would be helpful to researchers
Us with your Data
do not have time to do research for anybody.
All data we come
across will be added to these site.
We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come
back again to view the updates we make to these sites.
5th state to enter the union on
Jan. 9, 1788
Origin of name: From an Indian word (Quinnehtukqut) meaning “beside the
long tidal river”
navigator, Adriaen Block, was the first European of record to explore
sailing up the Connecticut River in 1614. In 1633, Dutch colonists
built a fort and trading post near
present-day Hartford, but soon lost control to English Puritans from
the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
English settlements established in the 1630s at Windsor, Wethersfield,
and Hartford united in 1639 to
form the Connecticut Colony under the Fundamental Orders, the first
Connecticut played a prominent
role in the Revolutionary War, serving as the Continental Army's major
Sometimes called the “Arsenal of the Nation,” the state became one of
the most industrialized in the nation.
Motto: Qui transtulit sustinet (He who transplanted still sustains)
Nickname: Constitution State (official, 1959); Nutmeg State
Flower: mountain laurel (1907)
Tree: white oak (1947)
Animal: sperm whale (1975)
Bird: American robin (1943)
Hero: Nathan Hale (1985)
Heroine: Prudence Crandall (1995)
Insect: praying mantis (1977)
Mineral: garnet (1977)
Song: “Yankee Doodle” (1978)
Ship: USS Nautilus (1983)
Shellfish: eastern oyster (1989)
Fossil: Eubrontes Giganteus (1991)
Composer: Charles Edward Ives (1991)
10 largest cities (2010):
Bridgeport, 144,229; New Haven, 129,779; Hartford, 124,775; Stamford,
Waterbury, 110,366; Norwalk, 85,603; Danbury, 80,893; New Britain,
73,206; Meriden, 60,868; Bristol, 60,477
Land area: 4,844 sq mi. (12,545
Geographic center: In Hartford Co., at East Berlin
Largest county by population and area: Fairfield, 916,829 (2010);
Litchfield, 920 sq mi.
State forests: 94 (170,000 ac.)
State parks: 94 (32,960 ac.)
Residents: Connecticuter; Nutmegger
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