Connecticut, USA. The Nutmeg State.
One of the original 13 colonies; 5th State; Statehood, 1788;
First US Census 1790; Capital City, Hartford
Some family names associated with Connecticut:
- Bernard Coyle 1872 – 1946 CT
- James Joseph Coyle 1887 CT – 1955 CT
- Patrick Coyle 1841 – 1925 CT
- Margaret (Brady) Coyle c1855 – 1934 CT
- William Paul Coyle 1894 CT – 1963
History & Overview. According to the History Channel Website:
One of the original 13 colonies and one of the six New England states, Connecticut is located in the northeastern corner of the country. Initially an agricultural community, by the mid-19th century textile and machine manufacturing had become the dominant industries. The home of Eli Whitney and Samuel Colt, Connecticut was a leading manufacturer of guns and other arms. Today Connecticut lies in the midst of the great urban-industrial complex along the Atlantic coast, bordering Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, Long Island Sound to the south and New York to the west. Hartford, in the north-central part of the state, is the capital. The state is roughly rectangular in shape, with a panhandle extending to the southwest on the New York border. In area it is the third smallest U.S. state, but it ranks among the most densely populated. The state’s greatest east-west length is about 110 miles, and its maximum north-south extent is about 70 miles. Connecticut takes its name from an Algonquian word meaning “land on the long tidal river.” “Nutmeg State,” “Constitution State” and “Land of Steady Habits” are all nicknames that have been applied to Connecticut.
- Access Genealogy – Free Data and Links for Connecticut
- Colonial Connecticut Records 1636 – 1776
- Connecticut Facts & Trivia fun!
- Connecticut Genealogy Links at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets
- Connecticut Genealogy Records many links to databases, Rootsweb
- Connecticut Genealogy Links sorted by county
- Connecticut History Fin the history of CT towns.
- Connecticut Online Historical Newspapers
- Connecticut Society of Genealogists
- Connecticut State Library: History & Genealogy
- WWI Military service Questionaire
- Waterbury, CT Genealogy
- Connecticut Historical Society , Museum & Library
- Cyndi’s List for Connecticut
- Godfrey Memorial Library
- Museum of Connecticut History
- New England Historic Genealogical Society
- New Haven Co CT Genealogy Links for historical societies & more
A few of my blog posts about Connecticut Research: