Rhode Island, United States Genealogy

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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.

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