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Rhode Island State Vital Records

Rhode Island State Vital Records Office
Rhode Island Department of Health
Room 101, Cannon Building
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5097
(401) 222-2812
Records include birth, marriage, and death records since 1853.

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Articles

Destination: Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 1636-65

1910 Rhode Island Census Index Online

Rhode Island Supreme Court Judicial Records Center

Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 1636-1665

Databases

Rhode Island Census, 1774

Rhode Island Pensioners, 1835

Rhode Island Census, 1740-1890

Rhode Island Colonial War Servicemen, 1740-62

Rhode Island Births, 1636-1930

Rhode Island Marriages, 1636-1930

Rhode Island Deaths, 1630-1930

Providence, Rhode Island Directory, 1890

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Directories, 1890-92

Woonsocket, Rhode Island Directories, 1890-93

Westerly, Rhode Island Directories, 1888-90, 1892

Newport, Rhode Island Directories, 1887-92

Johnston, Rhode Island Directory, 1892

Westerly, Rhode Island City Directory 1879

Pawtucket and Central Falls, Rhode Island City Directories, 1894

Bristol, Warren, and Barrington Rhode Island City Directory, 1884

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1850 Census: Connecticut & Rhode Island

Family History Centers

What is a Family History Center?
Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Centers provide access to many of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help you identify your ancestors.

Location and Hours
There are more than 3,400 centers worldwide. To find a Family History Center near you, see the list of addresses below.
Before you visit, you should contact the center to verify when it is open.

Services
Staff members will show you around the center, answer some research questions (research expertise in each center varies), help you use center resources, and order microfilms and microfiche from the Family History Library.
Many centers offer classes on different genealogical research topics.

Resources
Most centers have a computer with FamilySearch, which helps you search for information about your ancestors. FamilySearch includes Family History Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, Social Security Death Index, Scottish Church Records and the United States Military Index
Most also have Personal Ancestral File, a computer program that allows you to organize your family history information.
Most centers also have a variety of resource files, microfilms, microfiche and published material such as genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases and maps at your disposal.

Family History Centers Near You

Other Resources

Information about state archives and libraries:

Write to:
Rhode Island State Archives
337 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903
Records include colonial petitions and correspondences, state census records, military records, newspapers, tax records, cemetery records, probate records, maps, and federal census records from 1790-1910.

Information about state genealogical societies:

Write to:
Rhode Island Genealogical Society
507 Clark's Row
Bristol, RI 02809-1581
Publication: Rhode Island Roots

Rhode Island Historical Society
52 Power Street
Providence, RI 02906

 

See also: Rhode Island Genealogy at Live Roots, and Original Rhode Island Documents

 

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