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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island Genealogy|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Kent County'''  
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Guide to '''Kent County, Rhode Island ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
:''This article is about a county in the state of Rhode Island. For other uses, see [[Kent (disambiguation)]].''
 
:''This article is about a county in the state of Rhode Island. For other uses, see [[Kent (disambiguation)]].''
  
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{{Click|Image:RI_ORP.png|Rhode Island Online Genealogy Records}}  
  
 
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{{Wikipedia|Kent_County, Rhode Island}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Kent_County, Rhode Island}}  
  
Named for County of [[Kent|Kent]], [[England|England]].  
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Named for County of [[Kent Genealogy|Kent]], [[England Genealogy|England]].  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== 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.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
{{Kent County, Rhode Island}}  
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{{Kent County, Rhode Island}}{{RIKenCoTownsMap}}  
 
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=== Clickable Town Map  ===
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{{Ri-kenttownimagemap}}  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
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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  ===
 
=== Church  ===
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
=== Maps ===
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=== Maps ===
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[[File:Rikent.jpg|500px]]
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== 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.
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
 
*[[Providence Rhode Island Family History Center]] (Warwick)<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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==== Libraries  ====
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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
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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*[[Providence Rhode Island Family History Center]] (Warwick)
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/kent-county/ Kent 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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rikent2/ The Kent County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rikent2/ The Kent County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/kent.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kent County.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/kent.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kent County.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/kent.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kent County. (backup site)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/kent.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kent County. (backup site)  
*{{FHL|184442|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Kent County
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*{{FHL|184442|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Kent County  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/RI/Kent-County.htm Kent County RI Genealogy]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 14:55, 26 July 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png Rhode Island Gotoarrow.png Kent County

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

This article is about a county in the state of Rhode Island. For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation).


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Kent County, Rhode Island
Map
Map of Rhode Island highlighting Kent County
Location in the state of Rhode Island
Facts
Founded June 11, 1759
County Seat
Courthouse
Named for: Kent, England


County Courthouse

Kent County Courthouse
222 Quaker Lane;
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401.841.835 

(Town and City Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial, probate and land records
 
(Five twns in Kent Co) Towns Organized Before 1800; Coventry 1741, East Greenwich 1677, Warwick 1642-3, West Greenwich 1741

There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Kent_County, Rhode Island

Named for County of Kent, England.

Parent County

11 June 1759: Created from the Providence Plantations. [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

Rhode IslandConnecticutKent CountyWashington CountyNewport CountyProvidence CountyBristol Co.New London CountyWindham CountyCoventryWest GreenwichEast GreenwichWest WarwickWarwickFosterScituateJohnstonCranstonProvidenceEast ProvidenceExeterRichmondNorth KingstownBarringtonPortsmouthJamestownVoluntownSterlingKillingly
Modern towns and cities in Kent County, Rhode Island. Click map to go to each respective town page.


Resources

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church

Court

Land

History

Maps

Rikent.jpg

Military History and Records

Newspapers

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.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Libraries

  • Rhode Island State Library,
    State House, 2nd floor,
    Providence, RI 02903
    Phone: (401) 222-2473
  • Rhode Island Historical Society Library,
    121 Hope Street,
    Providence, RI 02906
    TEL: (401) 273-8107
  • East Greenwich Free Library,
    82 Pierce Street East,
    Greenwich, RI 02818
  • Lincoln Public Library,
    Old River Road,
    Lincoln, RI 02865,
    Phone: (401) 333-2422
  • Louttit Memorial Library,
    274 Victory Highway,
    West Greenwich, RI 02817
    Phone: (401) 397-3434
  • Robert H Champlin Library,
    1043 Main Street,
    West Warwick, RI 02893,
    Phone: (401) 828-3750
  • Warwick Public Library,
    600 Sandy Lane,
    Warwick, RI 02886


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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].