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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Providence County'''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Providence County'''  
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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 Courthouse<br> 250 Benefit Street<br> Providence, RI 02903<br> Phone: 401.277.671 <br>  
 
Providence County Courthouse<br> 250 Benefit Street<br> Providence, RI 02903<br> Phone: 401.277.671 <br>  
  
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;
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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 City Clerks have birth, marriage and death records<br><br>(22 towns 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.  
 
There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Rhode Island County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/rhodeisland/ "Rotating Formation Rhode Island County Boundary Maps"] (1643-1963) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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=== Places / Localities  ===
 
=== Places / Localities  ===
  
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=== Clickable Town Map  ===
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
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[http://www.pocassetcemetery.org/?page_id=19 Poccassett Cemetery, Cranston, Rhode Island]
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
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Fold3 ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_462/city_directories_providence Providence City Directories 1861-1924] available online.  
 
Fold3 ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_462/city_directories_providence Providence City Directories 1861-1924] available online.  
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=== Ethnic, Religious and Political Groups ===
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Cottrol, Robert J. The Afro-Yankees : ''Providence's Black Community in the Antebellum Era'' - Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press 1982. (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies, 0069-9624; no. 68) FHL '''974.52 F2c '''
  
 
=== Land  ===
 
=== Land  ===
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[[Image:Riprovidence.jpg|500px|Riprovidence.jpg]]
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
  
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
  
 
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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.
 
:*'''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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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/ri-vital-records/ How to order Rhode Island Vital Records], [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online] or download an application for Rhode Island [http://www.health.ri.gov/forms/recordrequest/Birth.pdf Birth Certificate], [http://www.health.ri.gov/forms/recordrequest/Marriage.pdf Marriage Certificate], [http://www.health.ri.gov/forms/recordrequest/Death.pdf Death Certificate] Application to mail.
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/ri-society-archive/ Rhode Island Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/providence-county/ Providence County, RI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110318217989954450102 Rhode Island Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/157868217616883/ Rhode Island Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[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.  
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Latest revision as of 22:54, 29 April 2014

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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
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 towns 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

For animated maps illustrating Rhode Island County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Rhode Island County Boundary Maps" (1643-1963) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places / Localities

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Modern towns and cities in Providence County, Rhode Island. Click map to go to each respective town page.


Resources

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Poccassett Cemetery, Cranston, Rhode Island

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.

Ethnic, Religious and Political Groups

Cottrol, Robert J. The Afro-Yankees : Providence's Black Community in the Antebellum Era - Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press 1982. (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies, 0069-9624; no. 68) FHL 974.52 F2c

Land

History

Maps

Riprovidence.jpg

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

See also How to order Rhode Island Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Rhode Island Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

See also a List of Rhode Island Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies


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].

 

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