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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful to researchers of Rhode Island families:

Rhode Island State Archives
337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903-3302
Telephone: 401-277-2353
Fax: 401-277-3199

National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02452-6399
Telephone: 781-663-0130
Fax: 781-663-0154
Internet: Northeast Boston

National Archives—Northeast Region (Pittsfield)
10 Conte Drive
Pittsfield, MA 01201-8230
Telephone: 413-236-3600
Fax: 413-236-3609

Rhode Island Historical Society
121 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Telephone: 401-331-8575
Fax: 401-351-0127

Rhode Island Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 433
Greenville, RI 02828

New England Historic Genealogical Society
101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116-3007
Telephone: 617-536-5740
Fax: 617-536-7307

American-French Genealogical Society
78 Earle Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Telephone: 401-765-6141
Fax: 401-765-6141
P.O. Box 2010

An important inventory of manuscript records of the state, county, and town archives is Clarence S. Brigham, Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1903, Volume 1 (Washington, D.C.: American Historical Association, 1904) FHL film 896553 item 2; book 973 C4ah.

Rhode Island Online Records

link=http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Rhode Island_Online_Genealogy_Records Rhode Island
Online Records
links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Websites

You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Rhode Island in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost. Addresses on the Internet change frequently. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more sites:

The USGenWeb Project
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.

Roots-L
A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly-updated research coordination list.

FamilySearch™
FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.

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