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This CT state site is available for adoption!
If you are interested in joining Genealogy Trails as the host of this state site
or any of our county websites, view our Volunteer
for all the ins and outs of becoming a host.
(Enough knowledge to make a basic webpage and a desire to transcribe data
Many thanks to our former CT host, Nancy Washell, for all her hard work on these sites!
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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
and any other type of data you think would be helpful to
Us with your Data
Regretfully, we 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”
The Dutch navigator, Adriaen Block, was the first European of record to explore the area,
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 modern constitution.
Connecticut played a prominent role in the Revolutionary War, serving as the Continental Army's major supplier.
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, 122,643;
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 sq km)
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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