Rhode Island Directories
Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities of Rhode Island.
Resources for Rhode Island Directories
- Fold3.com ($) has Providence City Directories 1861-1924 available online.
- Ancestry.com ($) has Rhode Island directories available online in its U.S. City Directories collection.
The Family History Library
The library has the following directories for Providence:
1798 FHL book 974.52 E4c; At various libraries (WorldCat) 1826 FHL fiche 6044365 1856-60 FHL fiche 6044374-78 1861-1933 FHL films 1377340 (first of 38); microfiche 6044349 (first of 112) 1930, 1932 FHL book 974.52 E4sp
To access other directories for cities in Rhode Island which are available through the Family History Library, use the Place-names Search in the FHL catalog for:
- RHODE ISLAND - DIRECTORIES
- RHODE ISLAND, [COUNTY] - DIRECTORIES
- RHODE ISLAND, [COUNTY], [CITY OR TOWN] - DIRECTORIES
- Pawtucket, Rhode Island Directories
- Woonsocket Rhode Island Directories
- US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.