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Record Description
Record Type Church Records
Collection years 1636-1953
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Rhode Island State Archives, Providence.

What Is in the Collection?

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Rhode Island, Church Records, 1636-1953.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The following information is usually found in these records:

  • Name
  • Birthplace
  • Date of event
  • Location of event
  • Bride's name
  • Groom's name
  • Parent's names
  • Cause of death
  • Occupation

Collection Contents

Sample Images

Digital Folder Number List

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the individual
  • Approximate date and or location of the event

Search the Index

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

View the Images

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  2. Select next browse level
  3. Select final browse level

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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  1. Look at the [DFNL URL Link Text] article to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
  2. Go to the Browse Page
  3. Select the Film number to view the images

What Do I Do Next?

If these are indexes, the original records may contain additional information than was not indexed, or the information might have been indexed incorrectly. You may want to search for the original record at the Rhode Island State Archives, Providence..

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
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== Known Issues With This Collection ==(if there are any)

Citing this Collection

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Below are the proper citations to use for this whole collection as well as for individual records and images within it:

Collection Citation
Collection Name collection type. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Rhode Island State Archives, Providence.
Record (or Index) Citation
The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.

Image Citation
The image citation will be available once the collection is published.

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