Bristol County, Rhode Island

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Bristol County'''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
| county               = Bristol County
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| county = Bristol County
| county_map           = Ri-bristol.png
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| county_map = Ri-bristol.png
| state               = Rhode Island
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| state = Rhode Island
| state_map           = Rhode-island.png
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| state_map = Rhode-island.png
| founded year         = 1685  
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| founded year = 1685  
| seat wl             = Bristol
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| seat wl = Bristol
| named for           = {{wpd|Bristol|Bristol, England}}
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| named for = [[Bristol, Gloucestershire|Bristol]], [[Gloucestershire|Gloucestershire]], [[England|England]]
 
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] Bristol County''
 
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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Bristol County Courthouse<br>1 Dorrance Plaza; <br>Warren, RI 02885-4369<br>Phone: 508.823.6588&nbsp;<br><br>There is no Co Clk in Bristol Co; Twn &amp; City Clks have <br>birth, marriage, death and probate records; <br>Clerk District Court has court records<br>Four twns in Bristol County) <br>Towns Organized Before 1800: Barrington 1717, Bristol 1681, Warren 1746-7
  
 
There is no county government. Government level is at town and state levels.  
 
There is no county government. Government level is at town and state levels.  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
Records are kept at town level. Research at town level.
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*Lost census: 1890
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Records are kept at the town level. Please research at that level.  
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
{{Bristol County, Rhode Island}}
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{{Bristol County, Rhode Island}}{{RIBriCoTownsMap}}The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.  
The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
=== Archives and Libraries ===
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=== Archives and Libraries ===
===Asylums===
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/history_asylums.html History of Asylums] Genealogy Trails
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===Biographies===
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=== Asylums  ===
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/bios.html Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/history_asylums.html History of Asylums] ''Genealogy Trails''
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=== Biographies ===
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/bios.html ''Genealogy Trails'']
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}
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=== Census  ===
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{{Census|Rhode Island}}
  
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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=== Genealogy  ===
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==== Mailing Lists  ====
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/RI/bristol.html?cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952#RIBRISTO RI Bristol County] ''Rootsweb (subscription required)''
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==== Message Boards  ====
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*[http://www.gencircles.com/clubs/usa/ri/bristol Genealogy Queries] ''Cousinconnect''
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*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.rhodeisland.counties.bristol/mb.ashx?cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Bristol County Message Board] ''Rootsweb/Ancestry Login required to post''
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ri/bristol/?cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 GenForum] ''Login required to post''
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
*Sowams: with ancient records of Sowams and parts adjacent; illustrated. Warren is current name for Sowams. {{FHL|103568|item}}
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*Sowams: with ancient records of Sowams and parts adjacent; illustrated. Warren is current name for Sowams. ''{{FHL|103568|item}}''
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*[http://www.philadelphiabuildings.org/pab/app/view_location.cfm/NULL,NULL,RI0001,18,1 Building histories]
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*[http://landmarkhunter.com/ri/bristol/ Landmark sites] [http://landmarkhunter.com/ ''LandmarkHunter'']
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
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=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
  
=== Military History and Records ===
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=== Military History and Records ===
==== Revolutionary War ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/revwarnews.html Newspaper account, 1823] Genealogy Trails
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso03buregoog#page/n524/mode/1up List of Pensioners as of January 1, 1883]
====Korean Conflict====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/korwar_cas.html List of Military personnel who died from hostile action, including missing and captured, 1950-1957] Genealogy Trails
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=== Newspapers ===
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==== Revolutionary War  ====
===Passenger Lists===
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/pass_lists.html Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/revwarnews.html Newspaper account, 1823] ''Genealogy Trails''
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==== World War I  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Rhode+Island.Bristol+and+Newport+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918] ''Ancestry (''[[Access Codes|''$'']]'')''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/wwi_congressionalmedal.html Awards of Distinguished Service Cross Medal] ''Genealogy Trails''
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==== World War II  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/ww2_armyenlistments.html Army Enlistments A-L] ''Genealogy Trails''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/ww2_armyenlistments2.html Army Enlistments M-Z] ''Genealogy Trails''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/ww2_casualties.html Honor List of Dead and Missing and Army Air Force Personnel] ''Genealogy Trails''
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/rhodeisland/bristol.htm Honor List of Dead and Missing and Army Air Force Personnel] ''Access Genealogy''
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==== Korean Conflict  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/korwar_cas.html List of Military personnel who died from hostile action, including missing and captured, 1950-1957] ''Genealogy Trails''
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==== Vietnam  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/vietnam_cas.html Casualties, Including Missing and Captured Declared Dead, 1957-1995] ''Genealogy Trails''
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=== Mines, Mining and Mineral Resources  ===
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*[http://www.mindat.org/loc-28626.html Mining Sites] ''Mindat.org''
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=== Newspapers ===
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*'''1809''' - ''Bristol County Register'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=K0fIQ6b0NmsC Google News] - free.
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/news.html ''Genealogy Trails'']
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==== Marriages  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/marriageannouncements.html Marriage Announcements] ''Genealogy Trails''
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=== Obituaries  ===
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/obits.html ''Genealogy Trails'']
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=== Passenger Lists ===
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/pass_lists.html ''Genealogy Trails'']
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
====Marriages ====
 
  
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/marriages.html Genealogy Trails]
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==== Births  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4262&cj=1&o_xid=0003096283&o_lid=0003096283 Rhode Island Births, 1636-1930] ''Ancestry ([[Access Codes|$]])''
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==== Marriages  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/marriages.html ''Genealogy Trails'']
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4263&cj=1&o_xid=0003096283&o_lid=0003096283 Rhode Island Marriages, 1636-1930] ''Ancestry ([[Access Codes|$]])''
  
 
==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
  
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/deaths.html Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/deaths.html ''Genealogy Trails'']
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/RI/Bristol/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/RI/Bristol/ Linkpendium]  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/ Genealogy Trails]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ribristo/ The Bristol County RIGenWeb Project], part of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ribristo/ The Bristol County RIGenWeb Project], part of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/bristol.html The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/bristol.html The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ri/bristol.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] back up site  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/bristol.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] back up site  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184438 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Bristol County.
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*{{FHL|184438|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Bristol County.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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{{reflist}} {{Rhode Island}}  
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[[Category:Bristol_County,_Rhode_Island]]
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[[Category:Rhode_Island_Family_History_Centers|Rhode Island]] [[Category:Bristol_County,_Rhode_Island]]

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Bristol County, Rhode Island
Map
Map of Rhode Island highlighting Bristol County
Location in the state of Rhode Island
Map of the U.S. highlighting Rhode Island
Location of Rhode Island in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1685
County Seat Bristol
Courthouse
Named for: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

Contents

County Courthouse

Bristol County Courthouse
1 Dorrance Plaza;
Warren, RI 02885-4369
Phone: 508.823.6588 

There is no Co Clk in Bristol Co; Twn & City Clks have
birth, marriage, death and probate records;
Clerk District Court has court records
Four twns in Bristol County)
Towns Organized Before 1800: Barrington 1717, Bristol 1681, Warren 1746-7

There is no county government. Government level is at town and state levels.

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Bristol County, Rhode Island




Named for Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

Parent County

17 February 1746: Created from land gained from Bristol County, Massachusetts after resolution of a boundary dispute between the two colonies .[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Records are kept at the town level. Please research at that level.

Places / Localities

Rhode IslandMassachusettsBristol CountyBristol CountyProvidence CountyKent CountyWashington CountyNewport CountyBristolWarrenBarringtonEast ProvidenceProvidenceCranstonWarwickEast GreenwichNorth KingstownNarragansettJamestownNewportMiddletownPortsmouthLittle ComptonTivertonSeeknokRehobothDightonSwanseaSomersetBerkleyFreetownFall RiverWestport
Modern towns and cities in Bristol County, Rhode Island. Click map to go to each respective town page.

The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Asylums

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Bristol County, Rhode Island census records online, see: Rhode Island Census.

Church History and Records

Court Records

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military History and Records

Revolutionary War

World War I

World War II

Korean Conflict

Vietnam

Mines, Mining and Mineral Resources

Newspapers

Marriages

Obituaries

Passenger Lists

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers


Websites

References

  1. WorldCat 50140092FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)