Connecticut Ethnic Groups

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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.

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 FamilySearch Catalog . 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 FamilySearch Catalog.

African Americans



  • 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
  • Rose, James M. and Barbara W. Brown. Tapestry, a living history of the Blaack family in sourtheastern Connecticut. - New London : New London County Historical Society, 1979.- vi, 163p., E185.93.C7 R67 FHL fBook 974.6 F2r
  • Stewart, Daniel Y. Black New Haven: personal observations involving Colored people, Negroes, Blacks, Afro-Americans - 1st ed. -[S.l.:s.n.], c 1977 (New Haven: Advocate Pres). - 74 p. F104.N69 N337
  • White, David O. Connecticut's Black Soldiers, 1775-1783. Chester, Connecticut : Pequot Press, 1973. FHL book 974.6 F2w

On-Line Resources


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.