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Rhode Island Genealogy – Free Genealogy

Free Rhode Island Genealogy Data and Links

  • Rhode Island Cemetery Records
  • Rhode Island Census Records
    • 1910 Rhode Island Census Map
    • Rhode Island, State Census, 1885
      This project was indexed in partnership with the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Name index and images of census population schedules of the population of the state of Rhode Island as June 1, 1885.
    • Rhode Island, State Census, 1905
      Name index to the population schedule of the census Rhode Island taken by the state in 1905. The 1905 state census lists Rhode Island residents of the state as of 1905. Each resident is listed on a single form. The forms are arranged in order by place of residence (county, town or city, ward, enumeration district), then by gender, and then alphabetically by surname. The census tells whether a person is the head of household or lists relationship of the person to the head of household.
    • Rhode Island, State Census, 1915
      Name index to population schedule of the census of Rhode Island taken by the state in 1915. The 1915 state census of Rhode Island lists residents of Rhode Island as of April 15, 1915. Residents are listed by household and relationship to head of household is given. Children born after April 15, 1915 were not included. The census is arranged by county and then enumeration district. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at Family History Centers.
    • Rhode Island, State Census, 1925
      Index to the 1925 Rhode Island state census. The census lists residents of the state as of April 15, 1925 by household. The head of household is indicated and the relationship of each person to the head of household is given. Children born after April 15, 1925 are not listed. The records are arranged by county and enumeration district. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at Family History Centers.
    • Rhode Island, State Census, 1935
      Name index to population schedule of the census of Rhode Island taken by that state in 1935. Officially known as the 1935 state census, these schedules are on computer cards dated January 1936. This census is an every-name list of the state’s inhabitants as of 1935. The records are arranged by county and town and then alphabetically by surname. People enumerated in the census are recorded individually; the census records do not show individuals in family groups. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at Family History Centers.
  • Rhode Island Church Records
  • Rhode Island Counties
    • Gleanings from English Records about New England Families
      The classic work often cited by more contemporaneous authors on early New England families and the records of them found within the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House, Strand, the Public Record Office, Fetter Lane, and the British Museum, Bloomsbury, while on a visit in London during the summer and fall of 1879.
  • Rhode Island Court Records
  • Rhode Island Forts
    List of colonial forts, trading posts, named camps, redoubts, reservations, general hospitals, national cemeteries, etc., established or erected in the United States from its earliest settlement to 1902.
  • Military Records
  • Rhode Island Indian Tribes
  • Rhode Island Vital Records
    • Rhode Island County Courthouse Addresses
    • Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914
      Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Rhode Island compiled from a variety of sources including family and church and civil records. The index is not complete for any particular place or region. Many records predate Rhode Island statehood.
    • Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916
      Name index to marriage records from the state of Rhode Island. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
    • Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
      Name index to death and burial records from the state of Rhode Island. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 846,069 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.

Free Rhode Island RootsWeb Databases

Rhode Island Genealogy Databases – Subscription May be Required

Ancestry is the largest provider of genealogy data online. The billions of records they provide have advanced genealogy online beyond imagination just a decade ago. The following is but a small sample of what they provide for Rhode Island genealogy at Ancestry. While some of these databases are free, many require a subscription. You can try a 14 day free trial and see if you can find any of your Rhode Island genealogy at Ancestry!

Rhode Island Statewide Genealogy at Ancestry.com

Rhode Island Military Data at Ancestry

Miscellaneous Rhode Island data at Ancestry

Rhode Island County Specific Genealogy at Ancestry

Rhode Island Town Specific Genealogy at Ancestry

Additional Free Rhode Island Genealogy

United States Genealogy

United States GenWeb Project

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