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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Bristol County'''
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Guide to '''Bristol County, Rhode Island ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:RI_ORP.png|Rhode Island Online Genealogy Records}}  
  
 
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| state = Rhode Island
 
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| founded year = 1685  
 
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| seat wl = Bristol
 
| seat wl = Bristol
| named for = [[Bristol, Gloucestershire|Bristol]], [[Gloucestershire|Gloucestershire]], [[England|England]]
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| named for = [[Bristol, Gloucestershire|Bristol]], [[Gloucestershire Genealogy|Gloucestershire]], [[England Genealogy|England]]
 
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=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
  
{{Wikipedia|Bristol County, Rhode Island|align=left}}  
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{{Wikipedia|Bristol County, Rhode Island Genealogy|align=left}}  
  
 
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Named for [[Bristol, Gloucestershire|Bristol]], [[Gloucestershire|Gloucestershire]], [[England|England]].  
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Named for [[Bristol, Gloucestershire|Bristol]], [[Gloucestershire Genealogy|Gloucestershire]], [[England Genealogy|England]].  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''17 February 1746:''' Created from land gained from [[Bristol County, Massachusetts|Bristol County]], Massachusetts after resolution of a boundary dispute between the two colonies .<ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
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'''17 February 1746:''' Created from land gained from [[Bristol County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Bristol County]], Massachusetts after resolution of a boundary dispute between the two colonies .<ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
  
 
==== 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  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
*Lost census: 1890
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
 
Records are kept at the town level. Please research at that level.  
 
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
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*[http://www.rihistoriccemeteries.org/webdatabase.aspx Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=42&GScnty=2308&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|389235|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=42&CScnty=2308 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/#Cemeteries RIGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Bristol+Rhode+Island&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Rhode%20Island&county=Bristol&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/bristol.html RIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/rhodeisland/bristol.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=13417&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=9&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Rhode Island Cemeteries| Rhode Island Cemeteries]] for more information.
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
  
{{Census|Rhode Island}}  
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{{Census|Rhode Island}}
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1542866|Rhode Island State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
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*[http://www.gencircles.com/clubs/usa/ri/bristol Genealogy Queries] ''Cousinconnect''  
 
*[http://www.gencircles.com/clubs/usa/ri/bristol Genealogy Queries] ''Cousinconnect''  
 
*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.rhodeisland.counties.bristol/mb.ashx?cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Bristol County Message Board] ''Rootsweb/Ancestry Login required to post''  
 
*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.rhodeisland.counties.bristol/mb.ashx?cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Bristol County Message Board] ''Rootsweb/Ancestry Login required to post''  
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ri/bristol/?cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 GenForum] ''Login required to post''
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*[http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/states/topics/ri/ GenForum] ''Login required to post''
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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=== Maps  ===
 
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[[Image:Ribristol.jpg|300px|Ribristol.jpg]]
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1582 – 1932''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9079 Rhode Island Wills and Probate Records 1582-1932] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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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://health.ri.gov/records/ Birth Certificate], [http://health.ri.gov/records/ Marriage Certificate], [http://health.ri.gov/records/ Death Certificate] Application to mail.
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*'''1630 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2146229|Rhode Island Town Clerk Vital and Town Records 1630-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Births  ====
 
==== Births  ====
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[http://www.rigensoc.org/ Rhode Island Genealogical Society],<br> P.O. Box 433,<br> Greenville Public Library,<br> 573 Putnam Pike,<br> Greenville, RI 02828
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*[http://www.rihs.org/ Rhode Island Historical Society],<br> 110 Benevolent St,<br> Providence 02906-3103
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*Barrington Preservation Society,<br> P.O. Box 178, 281 County Road,<br> Barrington, RI 02806<br> TEL: (401) 247-3770
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*[http://www.bristolhistoricalassociation.com/ Bristol Historical And Preservation Society Library &amp; Museum],<br> 48 Court Street,<br> Bristol, RI 02809<br> Phone: (401) 253-7223
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*[http://sos.ri.gov/library/ Rhode Island State Library],<br> State House, 2nd floor,<br> Providence, RI 02903<br> Phone: (401) 222-2473
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*[http://rihs.minisisinc.com/ Rhode Island Historical Society Library],<br> 121 Hope Street,<br> Providence, RI 02906<br> TEL: (401) 273-8107
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*[http://www.eastgreenwichlibrary.org/ East Greenwich Free Library],<br> 82 Pierce Street East,<br> Greenwich, RI 02818<br>
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*[http://www.lincolnlibrary.com/reference.html Lincoln Public Library],<br> Old River Road,<br> Lincoln, RI 02865,<br> Phone: (401) 333-2422
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*Louttit Memorial Library,<br> 274 Victory Highway,<br> West Greenwich, RI 02817<br> Phone: (401) 397-3434
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*Robert H Champlin Library,<br> 1043 Main Street,<br> West Warwick, RI 02893,<br> Phone: (401) 828-3750
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*Warwick Public Library,<br> 600 Sandy Lane,<br> Warwick, RI 02886
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/bristol-county/ Bristol 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.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/RI/Bristol/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/RI/Bristol/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/ Genealogy Trails]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ri/bristol/ Genealogy Trails]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/bristol.html The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/bristol.html The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/bristol.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] back up site  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/bristol.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] back up site  
*{{FHL|184438|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Bristol County.
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*{{FHL|184438|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Bristol County  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/RI/Bristol-County.htm Bristol County Genealogy]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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[[Category:Rhode_Island_Family_History_Centers|Rhode Island]] [[Category:Bristol_County,_Rhode_Island]]
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Latest revision as of 23:32, 8 March 2017

United States
Rhode Island


Bristol County


Guide to Bristol County, Rhode Island ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Bristol County, Rhode Island
Map
Map of Rhode Island highlighting Bristol County
Location in the state of Rhode Island
Facts
Founded 1685
County Seat Bristol
Courthouse
Named for: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England


County Courthouse

Bristol County Courthouse
1 Dorrance Plaza;
Warren, RI 02885-4369
Phone: 508.823.6588 

There is no Co Clk in Bristol Co; Twn & City Clks have
birth, marriage, death and probate records;
Clerk District Court has court records
Four twns in Bristol County)
Towns Organized Before 1800: Barrington 1717, Bristol 1681, Warren 1746-7

There is no county government. Government level is at town and state levels.

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Bristol County, Rhode Island Genealogy




Named for Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

Parent County

17 February 1746: Created from land gained from Bristol County, Massachusetts after resolution of a boundary dispute between the two colonies .[1]

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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Asylums

Biographies

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
RIGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
RIGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Rhode Island Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Bristol County, Rhode Island Genealogy census records online, see: Rhode Island Census.

Church History and Records

Court Records

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

History

Land and Property

Maps

Ribristol.jpg

Military History and Records

Revolutionary War

World War I

World War II

Korean Conflict

Vietnam

Mines, Mining and Mineral Resources

Newspapers

Marriages

Obituaries

Passenger Lists

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

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.

Births

Marriages

Deaths

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Libraries



Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. WorldCat 50140092FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
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