Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Rhode Island were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Vermont denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in TOWN, visit.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of TOWN:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of TOWN:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Rhode Island, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of TOWN:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Rhode Island, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are TOWN town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Modern town borders of Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island.

Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

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Resources[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Business Records and Commerce[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Celebrations[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

  • Baptist
  • Catholic
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Congregationalist
  • Episcopal
  • Methodist
  • Presbyterian
  • Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Community of Christ)
  • Society of Friends (Quakers)
    • Smithfield Monthly Meeting
    • Providence Monthly Meeting
  • Unitarian-Universalist

Directories[edit | edit source]

  • 1895-1935 - Providence House Directories at Providence City Archives website - free. 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1919-1920, 1921-1922, 1923-1924, 1925-1926, 1927-1928, 1929-1930, 1931-1932, 1933-1934, 1935.

Dwellings[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Jewish History and Records[edit | edit source]

Land Property and Deeds[edit | edit source]

There are several different kinds of land records available for Providence. The earliest records begin in 1636. Deeds and mortgages are available beginning in 1677.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Minorities[edit | edit source]

Native Races[edit | edit source]

Naturalization Records[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

  • 1800-1802 - The Impartial Observer (Providence, R.I.) at Google News - free.

Occupations[edit | edit source]

Politics and Government[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

  • Guardianship Records
  • Inestate Records
  • Will Records

Schools[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]