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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Providence County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Providence County Rhode Island genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.
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== History  ==
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| founded date = June 16
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*Formed in 1703 as Providence Plantations County.
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=== County Courthouse <br><br>  ===
*Renamed Providence County 16 June 1729. Named for the Divine Providence.
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==== Parent County ====
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Providence County Courthouse<br> 250 Benefit Street<br> Providence, RI 02903<br> Phone: 401.277.671 <br>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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;
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.
  
== Places / Localities ==
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=== Quick Facts ===
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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{{Wikipedia|Providence County, Rhode Island}}
  
===== Cities  =====
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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>
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*Central Falls
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*Cranston
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==== Parent County  ====
*East Providence
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*Pawtucket
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'''1703:''' Formed as Providence Plantations County.
*Providence  
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*Woonsocket
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
===== Towns =====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
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*Lost census: 1890
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*Burrillville
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*Cumberland
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*Foster
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*Glocester
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=== Places / Localities  ===
*Johnston
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*Lincoln
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*North Providence
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{{Providence County, Rhode Island}}{{RIProCoTownsMap}}
*North Smithfield
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*Scituate
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*Smithfield
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== Resources  ==
  
===== Communities =====
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=== Archives and Libraries ===
  
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=== Cemeteries  ===
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*Cumberland Hill
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*Greenville
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=== Census  ===
*Harrisville
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*Pascoag
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{{Census|Rhode Island}}
*Valley Falls
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=== Church History and Records (Rural)  ===
  
===== Villages =====
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=== Court ===
  
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=== Directories  ===
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*Chepachet
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*Esmond
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*Forestdale
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*Georgiaville
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Fold3 ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_462/city_directories_providence Providence City Directories 1861-1924] available online.
*Glendale
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*Hanton City  
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*Harmony
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*Lime Rock
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=== Land  ===
*Manville
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*Mountaindale
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*Primrose
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*Slatersville
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=== History  ===
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Maps ===
  
[[Bristol County, Rhode Island|Bristol ]]| [[Kent County, Rhode Island|Kent ]]| [[Windham County, Connecticut|Windham County]], Connecticut | '''Massachusetts '''counties: [[Bristol County, Massachusetts|Bristol]] | [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts|Norfolk]] | [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]]
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=== Military History and Records  ===
  
== Resources ==
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship<br> ===
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Newspapers ===
  
==== Church  ====
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:*'''1778-1784, 1799-1828''' - ''The Providence Gazette'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=KEHW5XCvxlQC Google News] - free.
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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:*'''1779-1781''' - ''The American Journal and General Advertiser'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=CxegcQ4u50YC Google News] - free.
  
*Providence
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:*'''1785-1795''' - ''The Providence Gazette and Country Journal'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=pKq9KLJfUZEC Google News] - free.
  
==== Court  ====
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:*'''1799-1801''' - ''The Providence Journal'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=0tRseZjC4qsC Google News] - free.
  
==== Land ====
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=== Probate ===
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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}}).
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Taxation ===
  
==== Military ====
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=== Vital Records ===
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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.
  
==== Probate ====
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{RAOGKlibrary}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[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]].  
 
*[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]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/providence.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Providence County.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/providence.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Providence County.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184475&subject_disp=Rhode+Island%2C+Providence&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Providence County
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*{{FHL|184475|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Providence County
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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{{reflist}} {{Rhode Island}} {{Rhode Island-stub}}
  
 
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Guide to Providence County Rhode Island genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Providence County, Rhode Island
Map
Map of Rhode Island highlighting Providence County
Location in the state of Rhode Island
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Location of Rhode Island in the U.S.
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

Rhode IslandConnecticutMassachusettsProvidence CountyKent CountyWashington CountyNewport CountyBristol CountyBristol CountyNorfolk CountyWorcester CountyWindham CountyFosterScituateGlocesterBurrillvilleNorth SmithfieldSmithfieldWoonsocketCumberlandLincolnCentral FallsJohnstonCranstonProvidenceNorth ProvidencePawtucketEast ProvidenceConventryWest WarwickWarwickEast GreenwichNorth KingstownPortsmouthBarringtonBristolSterlingKillinglyPutnamThompsonWebsterDouglasUxbridgeMillvilleBlackstoneMendonBellinghamFranklinWrenthamPlainvilleNorth AttleboroughAttleboroSeekonk
Modern towns and cities in Providence County, Rhode Island. Click map to go to each respective town page.


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].