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How to find birth records, marriage records and death records, Rhode Island



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Birth

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• 1600s-1950s: Rhode Island Birth Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. - (List of collections) Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914
Rhode Island, State Births Index, 1819, 1852-1900
Rhode Island Town Births Index, 1639-1932
Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945
Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953



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• 1636-1899: Rhode Island, Vital Extracts at Ancestry ($)




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Marriage

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• 1630s-1956: United States Marriages, Rhode Island at FindMyPast ($)



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• 1630s-1940s: Rhode Island Marriage Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. - (List of collections) Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916
Rhode Island Town Marriages index, 1639-1916
Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945




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• 1600s-1950s: Rhode Island Death Collections at FamilySearch Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. - (List of collections) Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932
Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953
Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945
Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914 (includes deaths)
Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Swan Point Cemetery Records, ca.1846-ca.1950
United States Social Security Death Index
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014



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• 1630-1930: Rhode Island, Death Index at Ancestry ($)




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