Winter had settled in early. It had come with a rush, chasing away unceremoniously the dreary, effeminate, Indian summer days, and substituting a sharp, crisp cold which sent the blood coursing through the veins with a vigor leading old Gran’ther Aaron Olmsted to announce that he felt “fit to fight the Britishers” The cider had [...]
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Welcome to Connecticut History and Genealogy Project, my name is Dennis Partridge and presently I am the state coordinator for Connecticut. The newly rejuvenated AHGP project is seeking new volunteers to assist it in developing state, county, and town project sites. If you have some spare time and are interested in history and genealogy and like helping others find their ancestors, please let me know. See here for more information!
To view a list of county websites for Connecticut genealogical research please see our county directory.
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Contrary to the usual notion the first slaves in Connecticut were not chiefly blacks, but Indians taken in battle and afterwards distributed among the settlers. The first Pequot War, for instance, furnished a large number, even a superfluity of servants of this character. There is, however, reason to believe that the two institutions of Indian [...]
London, April 13, 1784 ……..Not a blind partisan, not a self-seeking office-holder, but a fair-minded, intelligent citizen of Connecticut, constrained by principle to remain loyal to king and government was the author of this epistle, — Joshua Chandler, of New Haven. The mass of Tories, during the American Revolution was made up mainly of office-holders, [...]
During the first few years of the revolutionary war, Connecticut was literally full of Tories. They filled our jails to overflowing; many of them were confined within the court-house at Hartford, and others were confined under guard or within certain limits on parole in various parts of the state where they would be out of [...]
Welcome to the new Connecticut History and Genealogy Project. This site is part of a larger network of sites known as AHGP which is short for American History and Genealogy Project. The concept behind this overarching project is to bring together like minded historians and genealogists wishing to provide free information for a specific historic [...]
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