User:StandingVE/Sandbox/Rhode Island, Church Records, 1636-1953 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- 1 What Is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Contents
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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:
- Date of event
- Location of event
- Bride's name
- Groom's name
- Parent's names
- Cause of death
- Image File Name
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
View the Images
You will be able to search this collection once it is published.
- Select first browse level
- Select next browse level
- Select final browse level
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
For more tips about searching online collections see the online article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
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- Look at the [DFNL URL Link Text] article to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
- Go to the Browse Page
- 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?
- Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find other county or Rhode Island Vital Records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.
- Search for death or burial information in local Rhode Island Cemeteries and Rhode Island Obituaries
- Use the information found in the record to find Rhode Island Land and Property Records.
- Use the information found in the record to find Rhode Island Probate Records.
- Use the information found in the record to find Rhode Island Emigration and Immigration Records.
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in the Rhode Island Censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records were kept years before counties and governments began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
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.
- Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
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Citing this Collection
Proper citations make it easier to get back to sources that you have found, so citing sources properly can help you keep track of research. Correct citations also allow others to check completed research by giving them a way to find and examine records for themselves.
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. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Rhode Island State Archives, Providence.
- Record (or Index) Citation
- Image Citation
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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