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== Record Description ==
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This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the [[International Genealogical Index|International Genealogical Index]] (IGI) along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:
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== What is in This Collection?  ==
  
*Family Records  
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This collection is an electronic database of information covering events from 1600 through 1914. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]].
*Church Records
 
*Civil Registration
 
  
It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
  
There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:  
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The facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:  
  
*"Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
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*Name of the child
*"Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
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*Gender
*A county or state vital record registration
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*Names of the parents
 
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*Birth date
These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:
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*Birthplace
 
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*Christening date (if the source is a church record)  
*They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
*They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.
 
 
 
The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.
 
 
 
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This is an index of some births and christenings throughout Rhode Island. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.&nbsp; This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
 
 
 
This index covers events from 1600 through 1914.&nbsp;
 
 
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
 
 
 
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Rhode Island.
 
  
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== Collection Content  ==
 
=== Coverage Table  ===
 
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The date of birth
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*The place of birth
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=== Search the Index ===
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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.  Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
  
The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
*Name of the child
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Gender
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*Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
*Names of the parents
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*Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
*Birth date
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records
*Birthplace
 
*Christening date (if the source is a church record)
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
 
 
 
In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
 
To search this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information:
 
To begin your search, it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as the birth place or birth date.
 
 
 
====Search the Collection====
 
 
 
To begin your search, it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as the birth place or birth date.
 
 
 
For a collection that is searchable by name:
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
 
Keep in mind:
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
 
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
 
 
=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection  ===
 
 
 
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
 
  
*[[IGI]]
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
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*Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. 
*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
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*Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames], middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].
 
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Rhode Island Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Rhode Island Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
 
 
[http://www.health.ri.gov/records/howto/getacopy/index.php Rhode Island Vital Record Information]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]]
 
*[[Rhode Island Church Records|Rhode Island Church Records]]
 
*[[Rhode Island Vital Records|Rhode Island Vital Records]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor invite}}
 
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
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"Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Rhode Island, United States
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Location of Rhode Island
Record Description
Record Type Births and Christenings
Collection years 1600-1914
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in This Collection?

This collection is an electronic database of information covering events from 1600 through 1914. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Collection Content

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1878-1914 Marriages, 1724-1916 Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Bristol 36,370 9,113 15,005
Kent 55,522 17,931 37,573
Newport 67,068 21,955 46,329
Providence 623,637 131,389 572,911
Rhode Island 128,850 42,426 155,789
Washington 40,070 12,876 18,462
Total 951,517 235,690 846,069

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The date of birth
  • The place of birth

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

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

  • Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.