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• 1600s-1950s: Rhode Island Birth Collections at FamilySearch
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Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914
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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• 1630s-1956: United States Marriages, Rhode Island at FindMyPast ($)



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• 1630s-1940s: Rhode Island Marriage Collections at FamilySearch
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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
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Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
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)
United States Social Security Death Index
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index



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



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