Rhode Island Directories

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Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities of Rhode Island.

Resources for Rhode Island Directories[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]

Chace, Henry R. 1982. Owners and occupants of the lots, houses and shops in the town of Providence, Rhode Island in 1798: located on maps of the highways of that date ; also owners or occupants of houses in the compact part of Providence in 1759 showing the location and in whose names they are to be found on the map of 1798. 1798 FHL book 974.52 E4c; At various libraries (WorldCat)

Directories Online[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has city directories for various years from throughout the state of Rhode Island including:


1824-1860 Family History Library film 6044349-6044378

1861-1902 Family History Library film 1377340-1377360

1902-1934 Family History Library film 1612034-1612050

1938 etc. Family History Library book 974.52 E4s

To find directories, consult the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:


Websites[edit | edit source]