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This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from [[Rhode_Island|Rhode Island]]. As you read this set of Wiki pages, study the [[United States|United States]] set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.  
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This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]]. As you read this set of Wiki pages, study the [[United States|United States]] set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.  
  
=== Records of the Family History Library ===
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=== Records of the Family History Library ===
  
The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has many of the records described in this outline. The Family History Library's major holdings include cemetery, census, church, land, military, probate, town, and vital records as well as newspaper notices of marriages and deaths, city directories, genealogical collections, and periodicals.  
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The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has many of the records described in this set of Rhode Island Wiki pages. The Family History Library's major holdings include [[Rhode_Island_Cemeteries|cemetery]], [[Rhode_Island_Census|census]], [[Rhode_Island_Church_Records|church]], [[Rhode_Island_Land_and_Property|land]], [[Rhode_Island_Military_Records|military]], [[Rhode_Island_Probate_Records|probate]], [[Rhode_Island_Town_Records|town]], and [[Rhode_Island_Vital_Records|vital records]] as well as [[Rhode_Island_Newspapers|newspaper]] notices of marriages and deaths, [[Rhode_Island_Directories|city directories]], [[Rhode Island Genealogy#Collections|genealogical collections]], and [[Rhode_Island_Periodicals|periodicals]].  
  
 
Some of the sources described in this outline list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche numbers. These are preceded by ''FHL'', the abbreviation for Family History Library. These numbers may be used to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.  
 
Some of the sources described in this outline list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche numbers. These are preceded by ''FHL'', the abbreviation for Family History Library. These numbers may be used to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.  
  
=== Family History Library Catalog ===
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=== Family History Library Catalog ===
  
 
The library's records are listed in the Family History Library Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog for:  
 
The library's records are listed in the Family History Library Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog for:  
  
 
The ''place'' where your ancestor lived, such as:  
 
The ''place'' where your ancestor lived, such as:  
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:'''UNITED STATES''' - CENSUS  
 
:'''UNITED STATES''' - CENSUS  
 
:'''RHODE ISLAND''' - MILITARY RECORDS  
 
:'''RHODE ISLAND''' - MILITARY RECORDS  
 
:'''RHODE ISLAND, WASHINGTON''' - GENEALOGY  
 
:'''RHODE ISLAND, WASHINGTON''' - GENEALOGY  
:'''RHODE ISLAND, WASHINGTON, SOUTH KINGSTON''' - VITAL RECORDS  
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:'''RHODE ISLAND, WASHINGTON, SOUTH KINGSTON''' - VITAL RECORDS
  
 
The ''record type'' you want to search, such as:  
 
The ''record type'' you want to search, such as:  
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:RHODE ISLAND - '''MILITARY RECORDS'''  
 
:RHODE ISLAND - '''MILITARY RECORDS'''  
 
:RHODE ISLAND, WASHINGTON - '''GENEALOGY'''  
 
:RHODE ISLAND, WASHINGTON - '''GENEALOGY'''  
:RHODE ISLAND, WASHINGTON, SOUTH KINGSTON - '''VITAL RECORDS'''  
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:RHODE ISLAND, WASHINGTON, SOUTH KINGSTON - '''VITAL RECORDS'''
  
 
The titles of the pages in this set of Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]].
 
The titles of the pages in this set of Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]].

Revision as of 16:12, 22 September 2010

This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from Rhode Island. As you read this set of Wiki pages, study the United States set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records of the Family History Library

The Family History Library has many of the records described in this set of Rhode Island Wiki pages. The Family History Library's major holdings include cemetery, census, church, land, military, probate, town, and vital records as well as newspaper notices of marriages and deaths, city directories, genealogical collections, and periodicals.

Some of the sources described in this outline list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche numbers. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. These numbers may be used to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.

Family History Library Catalog

The library's records are listed in the Family History Library Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog for:

The place where your ancestor lived, such as:

UNITED STATES - CENSUS
RHODE ISLAND - MILITARY RECORDS
RHODE ISLAND, WASHINGTON - GENEALOGY
RHODE ISLAND, WASHINGTON, SOUTH KINGSTON - VITAL RECORDS

The record type you want to search, such as:

UNITED STATES - CENSUS
RHODE ISLAND - MILITARY RECORDS
RHODE ISLAND, WASHINGTON - GENEALOGY
RHODE ISLAND, WASHINGTON, SOUTH KINGSTON - VITAL RECORDS

The titles of the pages in this set of Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the Family History Library Catalog.