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*[[Rhode Island County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]]  
 
*[[Rhode Island County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]]  
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110318217989954450102 Rhode Island Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110318217989954450102 Rhode Island Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/ri-vital-records/ How to order Rhode Island Vital Records]  
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*[http://www.raogk.org/rhodeisland-genealogy/ Rhode Island Genealogy - Guide to Ancestry] information on ordering vital records, city and government links, history and facts of counties, printable genealogy forms, list of archives and societies, genealogical terms, and lookup volunteers
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/ri-government-records/ State of Rhode Island County & City Government Court links]
 
 
*The [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/ Rhode Island GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.  
 
*The [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/ Rhode Island GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.  
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/rhodeisland/ Rotating Formation Rhode Island County Boundary Maps and Atlases]  
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/rhodeisland/ Rotating Formation Rhode Island County Boundary Maps and Atlases]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/157868217616883/ Rhode Island Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/157868217616883/ Rhode Island Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/ri-society-archive/ List of Rhode Island Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/ri-counties/ History & Facts of Rhode Island Counties]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology & Meanings of Genealogical Terms
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
 
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/RI/ Rhode Island Genealogy], extensive directory of many Rhode Island records  
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/RI/ Rhode Island Genealogy], extensive directory of many Rhode Island records  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search?QuickSearchA=QuickSearchA&q=Rhode+Island&sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&search=Search David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.<br>
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search?QuickSearchA=QuickSearchA&q=Rhode+Island&sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&search=Search David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.<br>

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United States Genealogy  Gotoarrow.png  Rhode Island, United States Genealogy

Guide to Rhode Island genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records

Rhode Island Wiki Topics
Beginning Research
Record Types
Rhode Island Background
Cultural Groups
Local Research Resources

Welcome to Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, the Ocean State
First Baptist Church in America, founded by Roger Williams in RI.


Most unique genealogical features:


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   How to Find Information about Rhode Island Ancestors
 

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

Counties[edit | edit source]

Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:  Dominion of New England Genealogy · Massachusetts Bay Colony Genealogy · New Netherland Genealogy · King's · Plymouth Colony Genealogy · Providence Plantations Genealogy · Rhode Island

Providence CountyBristol CountyKent CountyWashington CountyNewport CountyBristol CountyKent CountyNewport CountyProvidence CountyWashington CountyRi-towns.gif

Major Repositories[edit | edit source]

Rhode Island State Archives (Wiki Page) · Rhode Island State Archives (Online Catalog) · Rhode Island Historical Society · Newport Historical Society · Brown University Rockefeller Library · Providence Public Library · Archives at the Judicial Records Center · National Archives at Boston · New England Historic Genealogical Society

Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Coast Ports · Long Island Sound · Narragansett Bay · Taunton River · Blackstone Valley · King's Highway · Old Roebuck Road · Pequot Path

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Featured Content[edit | edit source]

The state is called Rhode Island in common usage, but most of the state lies on the North American mainland. Providence Plantations refers to the mainland, while Rhode Island is actually the unofficial name for Aquidneck Island (now composed of the city of Newport, and the towns of Middletown and Portsmouth). From 1524 Italian, Dutch West India Company and British Rule of area.

Did you know?[edit | edit source]

  • Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Rhode Island were the Baptist, Congregational, Methodist, Protestant Episcopal, and Roman Catholic. Many of the early settlers were members of the Society of Friends.
  • Colonial censuses (or similar lists of names) exist for 1747 to 1754, 1774, and 1782. These generally name the head of the household and the number of persons in the family.

Research Tools[edit | edit source]


Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Obtain additional help[edit | edit source]

Things you can do[edit | edit source]

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Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People 21 vols. (Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical, 1891-1912.) Online database by NEHGS. (FHL Book 974.5 V2a; Film 908269+) WorldCat entry.