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*Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Rhode Island were the Baptist, Congregational, Methodist, Protestant Episcopal, and Roman Catholic. Many of the early settlers were members of the Society of Friends.  
 
*Colonial censuses (or similar lists of names) exist for 1747 to 1754, 1774, and 1782. These generally name the head of the household and the number of persons in the family.
 
 
 
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=== Welcome to Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,<br> The Ocean State  ===
 
 
 
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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 75%; float: left"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Rhode_Island|Rhode Island]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to Rhode Island &amp; Providence Plantations, the Oceanside State[[Image:{{FirBapChu}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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*RI records are kept on the town level.
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*RI had more religious diversity and [[Rhode Island Church Records|churches]] than most colonies.
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*Large number of [[Rhode Island Genealogy#Published_Genealogies_and_Indexes|family histories]].
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*[http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/vital_records_ri/using_arnolds_vital_record_of_rhode_island_in_prin_889_102.asp Using Arnold's ''Vital Records of Rhode Island''—In Print and Online Guide].<ref>James N. Arnold, ''Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People'' 21 vols. (Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical, 1891-1912.) [http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/vital_records_ri/default.asp Online database] by [[New England Historic Genealogical Society|NEHGS]]. ({{FHL|297884|item|disp=FHL Book 974.5 V2a; Film 908269+}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/69315621 WorldCat entry].</ref>
  
The state is called Rhode Island in common usage, but most of the state lies on the North American mainland. Providence Plantations refers to the mainland, while Rhode Island is actually the official name for Aquidneck Island (now composed of the city of Newport, and the towns of Middletown and Portsmouth).From 1524 Italian, Dutch West India Company and British Rule of area.
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Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[King's County, Rhode Island|King's]] | [[Providence Plantations County, Rhode Island|Providence Plantations]] | [[Rhode Island County, Rhode Island|Rhode Island]]  
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'''Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:&nbsp;''' {{nowrap|[[Dominion of New England]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[Massachusetts Bay Colony]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|'''[[New Netherland]]'''{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[King's County, Rhode Island|King's]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[Plymouth Colony]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[Providence Plantations|Providence Plantations]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[Rhode Island County, Rhode Island|Rhode Island]]}}
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=== Major Repositories  ===
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[[Rhode Island State Archives|Rhode Island State Archives]]{{·}} [[Rhode Island Historical Society|Rhode Island Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Newport Historical Society|Newport Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Brown University Library|Brown University Library]]{{·}} [[Providence Public Library|Providence Public Library]]{{·}} [[Judicial Records Center, Rhode Island|Archives at the Judicial Records Center]]{{·}} [[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]]{{·}} [[New England Historic Genealogical Society]]
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=== Migration Routes  ===
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Atlantic Coast Ports{{·}} Long Island Sound{{·}} Narragansett Bay{{·}} Taunton River{{·}} [[Blackstone Valley]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]{{·}} [[Old Roebuck Road]]
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The state is called Rhode Island in common usage, but most of the state lies on the North American mainland. Providence Plantations refers to the mainland, while Rhode Island is actually the unofficial name for Aquidneck Island (now composed of the city of Newport, and the towns of Middletown and Portsmouth). From 1524 Italian, Dutch West India Company and British Rule of area.
  
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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=== Did you know?  ===
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Rhode_Island/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/ The Rhode Island GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
 
  
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*Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Rhode Island were the Baptist, Congregational, Methodist, Protestant [[Image:Rhode Island flag.png|right|140px|Rhode Island flag.png]] Episcopal, and Roman Catholic. Many of the early settlers were members of the Society of Friends.
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*[[Rhode Island County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]]
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*The [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/ Rhode Island GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
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*[[Rhode Island Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Rhode Island Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Rhode Island 1885 State Census, (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Rhode Island 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Rhode Island 1905 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Rhode Island 1905 State Census (FamilySearch historical Records)]]
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*[[Rhode Island 1915 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Rhode Island 1915 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Rhode Island 1925 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Rhode Island 1925 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Rhode Island 1935 Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Rhode Island 1935 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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Rhode Island Wiki Topics
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Rhode Island

Welcome to Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, the Oceanside State
First Baptist Church in America, founded by Roger Williams in RI.
Most unique genealogical features:


Counties

Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:  Dominion of New England · Massachusetts Bay Colony · New Netherland · King's · Plymouth Colony · Providence Plantations · Rhode Island

Providence CountyBristol CountyKent CountyWashington CountyNewport CountyBristol CountyKent CountyNewport CountyProvidence CountyWashington CountyRi-towns.gif

Major Repositories

Rhode Island State Archives · Rhode Island Historical Society · Newport Historical Society · Brown University Library · Providence Public Library · Archives at the Judicial Records Center · National Archives Northeast Region (Boston) · New England Historic Genealogical Society

Migration Routes

Atlantic Coast Ports · Long Island Sound · Narragansett Bay · Taunton River · Blackstone Valley · King's Highway · Old Roebuck Road

Rhode-island.png

Featured Content

The state is called Rhode Island in common usage, but most of the state lies on the North American mainland. Providence Plantations refers to the mainland, while Rhode Island is actually the unofficial name for Aquidneck Island (now composed of the city of Newport, and the towns of Middletown and Portsmouth). From 1524 Italian, Dutch West India Company and British Rule of area.

Did you know?

  • Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Rhode Island were the Baptist, Congregational, Methodist, Protestant
    Rhode Island flag.png
    Episcopal, and Roman Catholic. Many of the early settlers were members of the Society of Friends.
  • Colonial censuses (or similar lists of names) exist for 1747 to 1754, 1774, and 1782. These generally name the head of the household and the number of persons in the family.

Research Tools


Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Things you can do

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

Sources

  1. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People 21 vols. (Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical, 1891-1912.) Online database by NEHGS. (FHL Book 974.5 V2a; Film 908269+) WorldCat entry.

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