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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful to researchers of [[Portal:Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] families:  
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'''Rhode Island State Archives'''<br>337 Westminster Street<br>Providence, RI 02903-3302<br>Telephone: 401-277-2353<br>Fax: 401-277-3199<br>Internet: http://www.sec.state.ri.us/Archives
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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful to researchers of Rhode Island families:  
  
'''National Archives—New England Region'''<br>380 Trapelo Road<br>Waltham, MA 02154<br>Telephone: 617-647-8100<br>Fax: 617-647-8460<br>Internet: http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/
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'''[http://www.sec.state.ri.us/Archives Rhode Island State Archives]'''<br>337 Westminster Street<br>Providence, RI 02903-3302<br>Telephone: 401-277-2353<br>Fax: 401-277-3199
  
'''Rhode Island Historical Society'''<br>121 Hope Street<br>Providence, RI 02906<br>Telephone: 401-331-8575<br>Fax: 401-351-0127<br>Internet: http://www.rihs.org/  
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'''[[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]]'''<br>380 Trapelo Road<br>Waltham, MA 02452-6399 <br>Telephone: 781-663-0130<br>Fax: 781-663-0154<br>Internet: [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/ Northeast Boston]
  
'''Rhode Island Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 433<br>Greenville, RI 02828<br>Internet: http://www.rigensoc.org/
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'''[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/pittsfield/ National Archives—Northeast Region (Pittsfield)]<br>'''10 Conte Drive<br>Pittsfield, MA 01201-8230<br>Telephone: 413-236-3600<br>Fax: 413-236-3609
  
'''New England Historic Genealogical Society'''<br>101 Newbury Street<br>Boston, MA 02116-3007<br>Telephone: 617-536-5740<br>Fax: 617-536-7307<br>Internet: http://www.newenglandancestors.org/
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'''[http://www.rihs.org/ Rhode Island Historical Society]'''<br>121 Hope Street<br>Providence, RI 02906<br>Telephone: 401-331-8575<br>Fax: 401-351-0127
  
'''American-French Genealogical Society'''<br>78 Earle Street<br>Woonsocket, RI 02895<br>Telephone: 401-765-6141<br>Fax: 401-765-6141<br>P.O. Box 2010<br>Internet: http://www.afgs.org/
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'''[http://www.rigensoc.org/ Rhode Island Genealogical Society]'''<br>P.O. Box 433<br>Greenville, RI 02828
  
An important inventory of manuscript records of the state, county, and town archives is Clarence S. Brigham, ''Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1903'', Volume 1 (Washington, D.C.: American Historical Association, 1904; Family History Library&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=244375&disp=Annual+report+of+the+American+Historical%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 973 C4ah; film 896553 item 2]).
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'''[http://www.americanancestors.org/ New England Historic Genealogical Society]'''<br>101 Newbury Street<br>Boston, MA 02116-3007<br>Telephone: 617-536-5740<br>Fax: 617-536-7307
  
=== Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards  ===
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'''[http://www.afgs.org/ American-French Genealogical Society]'''<br>78 Earle Street<br>Woonsocket, RI 02895<br>Telephone: 401-765-6141<br>Fax: 401-765-6141<br>P.O. Box 2010
  
Computers with modems can be useful tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks themselves serve as a library. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial on-line services help family history researchers:  
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An important inventory of manuscript records of the state, county, and town archives is Clarence S. Brigham, ''Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1903'', Volume 1 (Washington, D.C.: American Historical Association, 1904) {{FHL|244375|item|disp=FHL film 896553 item 2; book 973 C4ah.}}
  
*Locate other researchers
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=== Rhode Island Digital Collections  ===
*Post queries
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*Send and receive E-mail
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*Search large databases
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*Search computer libraries
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*Join in computer chat and lecture sessions
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You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Rhode Island in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.
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Addresses on the Internet change frequently. As of April 1997, the following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:  
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You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Rhode Island in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost. Addresses on the Internet change frequently. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more sites:  
  
=== USGenWeb ===
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'''[http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project]'''<br>A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.
  
http://www.usgenweb.com/  
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'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-l/usa/ri.html Roots-L]'''<br>A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly-updated research coordination list.
  
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.
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'''[http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch™]'''<br>FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.  
 
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A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly-updated research coordination list.
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For further details about using computer networks, bulletin boards, and news groups for family history research, see the United States Research Outline (30972), 2nd ed., "Archives and Libraries" section.
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The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.  
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United States Gotoarrow.png Rhode Island Gotoarrow.png Archives and Libraries

The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful to researchers of Rhode Island families:

Rhode Island State Archives
337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903-3302
Telephone: 401-277-2353
Fax: 401-277-3199

National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02452-6399
Telephone: 781-663-0130
Fax: 781-663-0154
Internet: Northeast Boston

National Archives—Northeast Region (Pittsfield)
10 Conte Drive
Pittsfield, MA 01201-8230
Telephone: 413-236-3600
Fax: 413-236-3609

Rhode Island Historical Society
121 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Telephone: 401-331-8575
Fax: 401-351-0127

Rhode Island Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 433
Greenville, RI 02828

New England Historic Genealogical Society
101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116-3007
Telephone: 617-536-5740
Fax: 617-536-7307

American-French Genealogical Society
78 Earle Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Telephone: 401-765-6141
Fax: 401-765-6141
P.O. Box 2010

An important inventory of manuscript records of the state, county, and town archives is Clarence S. Brigham, Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1903, Volume 1 (Washington, D.C.: American Historical Association, 1904) FHL film 896553 item 2; book 973 C4ah.

Rhode Island Digital Collections

link=http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Rhode Island_Online_Genealogy_Records Rhode Island
Online Records
links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Websites

You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Rhode Island in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost. Addresses on the Internet change frequently. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more sites:

The USGenWeb Project
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.

Roots-L
A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly-updated research coordination list.

FamilySearch™
FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.

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