Judicial Records Center
The Archives at the Judicial Records Center (JRC) contains the pre-1900 court records that were created by the five (5) judicial counties (Newport, Providence, King's/Washington, Bristol, and Kent) of the colony and State of Rhode Island. The following types of records may be found at the archives.
|Civil cases||1671 - 1900|
|Criminal cases||1671 - 1900|
|Divorces cases||1671 - 1900|
|Naturalization papers||1671 - 1982|
Individuals with specific requests can use the Archives-Request Forms to email their requests directly to the Judicial Archives. These email forms may be used for all naturalization requests and for pre-1900 civil, criminal, and divorce requests. Requests for more recent records should be submitted to the JRC by mail (see mail requests under Policies and Procedures).