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== Collection Time Period  ==
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*[[Rhode Island Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Rhode Island Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Rhode Island Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Rhode Island Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Rhode Island Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Rhode Island Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
This index covers events from 1689 through 1950.
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== Record Description  ==
 
 
 
The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.
 
 
 
=== Record Content  ===
 
 
 
The key genealogical facts found in birth 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
 
 
 
The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:
 
 
 
*Name of the bride and groom
 
*Names of the parents
 
*Marriage date
 
*Marriage place
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
 
 
The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:
 
 
 
*Name of the deceased
 
*Gender
 
*Names of the parents
 
*Name of the spouse (if married)
 
*Death or burial date
 
*Death or burial place
 
*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.
 
 
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
 
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 index is an index of the births, marriages, and deaths throughout Rhode Island. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
 
 
 
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
 
 
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
 
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Rhode_Island_Vital_Records Rhode Island Vital Records]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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== Sources of This Collection  ==
 
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1878-1914," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Rhode Island. <br>
 
 
 
"Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Rhode Island. <br>
 
 
 
"Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Rhode Island. <br>
 
 
 
Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following: <br>
 
 
 
*Family Records <br>
 
*Church Records <br>
 
*Civil Registration<!--bibdescend--><br>
 
 
 
==== How to Cite This Source  ====
 
 
 
''Instructions for citing this source can be found at: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]''
 
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from the record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
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'''The suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the Wiki Article: '''[[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
 
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
 
 
 
*United States. Bureau of Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From Family Searc Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: Setpemper 29.2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B,line 71.
 
*Mexico, Districto Federal, Catholic Church Records 1886-1933, digital imagbes, from FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Femandez Jimenez, 1 Feb, 1910, San Pedro Apostol, Cuahimalpa, Districto Federal, Mexico Film number 0227023
 
 
 
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