Providence County, Rhode Island

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Providence County'''  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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| founded year = 1729
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| founded date = June 16
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=== County Courthouse <br><br> ===
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Providence County Courthouse<br> 250 Benefit Street<br> Providence, RI 02903<br> Phone: 401.277.671 <br>
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Probate Judge has probate records<br>Family Court has divorce records; <br>Municipal Court has court records; <br>Recorder Deeds has land records; <br>Town and&nbsp; City Clerks have birth, marriage and death records<br>&nbsp;<br>(22 twns in Providence Co) Towns Organized Before 1800; Cranston 1754, Cumberland 1746-7, Foster 1781, Gloucester 1730-1, Johnston 1759, North Providence 1765, Providence 1636, Scituate 1730-1, Smithfield 1730-1&nbsp;
  
 
There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.  
 
There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.  
  
== History ==
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=== Quick Facts ===
  
*Formed in 1703 as Providence Plantations County.
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{{Wikipedia|Providence County, Rhode Island}}
*Renamed Providence County 16 June 1729. Named for the Divine Providence.
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Named for the Divine Providence.
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'''16 June 1729:''' Renamed Providence County. <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1703:''' Formed as Providence Plantations County.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
[[Bristol County, Rhode Island|Bristol ]]| [[Kent County, Rhode Island|Kent ]]| [[Windham County, Connecticut|Windham County]], Connecticut | [[Bristol County, Massachusetts|Bristol County]], Massachusetts | [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts|Norfolk County]], Massachusetts | [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester County]], Massachusetts
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*Lost census: 1890
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Places / Localities ===
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{{Providence County, Rhode Island}}
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=== Clickable Town Map  ===
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{{Ri-providencetownimagemap}}
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Archives and Libraries ===
  
==== Church ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
  
==== Court ====
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=== Census ===
  
==== Land  ====
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{{Census|Rhode Island}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Church History and Records (Rural) ===
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Court ===
  
==== Military ====
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=== Directories ===
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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Fold3 ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_462/city_directories_providence Providence City Directories 1861-1924] available online.
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Land ===
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== History ===
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Maps ===
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Military History and Records ===
  
== Cities: Towns, Villages, Communties ==
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship<br> ===
  
*'''Cities''': Central Falls . Cranston . East Providence . Pawtucket . Providence . Woonsocket
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=== Newspapers  ===
*'''Towns''': Burrillville . Cumberland . Foster . Glocester . Johnston . Lincoln . North Providence . North Smithfield . Scituate
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*'''Villages''': Chepachet . Esmond . Forestdale . Georgiaville . Glendale . Hanton City . Harmony . Lime Rock . Manville . Mountaindale . Primrose . Slatersville
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*'''Communities''': Cumberland Hill . Greenville . Harrisville . Pascoag . Valley Falls
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== Web Sites  ==
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:*'''1778-1784, 1799-1828''' - ''The Providence Gazette'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=KEHW5XCvxlQC Google News] - free.
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184475&subject_disp=Rhode+Island%2C+Providence&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] catalog for Providence County
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:*'''1779-1781''' - ''The American Journal and General Advertiser'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=CxegcQ4u50YC Google News] - free.
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~riprovid/ The Providence County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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:*'''1785-1795''' - ''The Providence Gazette and Country Journal'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=pKq9KLJfUZEC Google News] - free.
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:*'''1799-1801''' - ''The Providence Journal'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=0tRseZjC4qsC Google News] - free.
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=== Probate  ===
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The probate records of Providence, 1670 to 1730, have been published. See Frank Calef's index to Providence probate records of 1663 to 1775 ({{FHL|022385}}).
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=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
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:*'''1740s-1760s''' - Drowne, Henry Russell. "Some Vital Records of Providence, R.I.," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan. 1915):80-81. Digital versions at [http://www.archive.org/stream/newyorkgenealog46gree#page/160/mode/1up Internet Archive] - free; [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family History] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 46}}. Includes baptisms, marriages.
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~riprovid/ The Providence County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/providence.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Providence County.
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*{{FHL|184475|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Providence County
  
 
== References  ==
 
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{{reflist}} {{Rhode Island}} {{Rhode Island-stub}}
  
 
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Providence County, Rhode Island
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Map of Rhode Island highlighting Providence County
Location in the state of Rhode Island
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Facts
Founded June 16, 1729
County Seat
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Providence County Courthouse
250 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401.277.671

Probate Judge has probate records
Family Court has divorce records;
Municipal Court has court records;
Recorder Deeds has land records;
Town and  City Clerks have birth, marriage and death records
 
(22 twns in Providence Co) Towns Organized Before 1800; Cranston 1754, Cumberland 1746-7, Foster 1781, Gloucester 1730-1, Johnston 1759, North Providence 1765, Providence 1636, Scituate 1730-1, Smithfield 1730-1 

There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.

Quick Facts

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

Named for the Divine Providence.

16 June 1729: Renamed Providence County. [1]

Parent County

1703: Formed as Providence Plantations County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places / Localities

Clickable Town Map

BurrillvilleGlocesterFosterScituateNorth SmithfieldSmithfieldJohnstownWoonsocketCumberlandLincolnCentral FallsNorth ProvidencePawtucketEast ProvidenceProvidenceRhode IslandBristol CountyKent CountyWashington CountyNewport CountyRi-towns.gif

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church History and Records (Rural)

Court

Directories

Fold3 ($) has Providence City Directories 1861-1924 available online.

Land

History

Maps

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • 1778-1784, 1799-1828 - The Providence Gazette at Google News - free.
  • 1779-1781 - The American Journal and General Advertiser at Google News - free.
  • 1785-1795 - The Providence Gazette and Country Journal at Google News - free.
  • 1799-1801 - The Providence Journal at Google News - free.

Probate

The probate records of Providence, 1670 to 1730, have been published. See Frank Calef's index to Providence probate records of 1663 to 1775 (FHL 022385).

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

 

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].