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Downtown New Britain ca. 1940
Centrum Miasta New Britain ca. 1940
New Britain, located
approximately nine miles
from the state
capital in Hartford and near the
geographical center of the State of
Connecticut is undisputedly New England's
most Polish city. Continued migration
from Poland over the last 120 years has kept
the Polish language, traditions, customs
(and the cuisine!) alive in the "Hardware
City of the World."
Below are some links which give capsule histories
of our local Polish community as well as the three
areas of Poland that are the ancestral places of
origin of many of our families.
databases (some fee based) are included as well,
which will help you find clues to your Polish
ancestry on both sides of the ocean.
An article in the Hartford Courant written some years ago stated "You leave
New Britain. You never leave its heart." Explore our resources and start
your journey back home.