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Providence County, Rhode Island
Map
Map of Rhode Island highlighting Providence 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 June 16, 1729
County Seat
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

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

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Resources

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Church History and Records (Rural)

Court

Land

History

Maps

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

There are several different kinds of naturalization and citizenship records. The Family History Library has naturalization petitions and declarations of intentions. A person could go to several different courts to create these documents so it is important to check all of the records during the applicable time period. The earliest naturalization records that the Family History Library has begin in 1793.  

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

 

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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