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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Providence County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island Genealogy|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Providence County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Providence 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
 
| state = Rhode Island
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| founded year = 1729
 
| founded year = 1729
 
| founded date = June 16
 
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Providence County Courthouse<br> 250 Benefit Street<br> Providence, RI 02903<br> Phone: 401.277.671 <br>  
 
Providence County Courthouse<br> 250 Benefit Street<br> Providence, RI 02903<br> Phone: 401.277.671 <br>  
  
Probate Judge has probate records<br>Family Court has divorce records; <br>Municipal Court has court records; <br>Recorder Deeds has land records; <br>Town and&nbsp; City Clerks have birth, marriage and death records<br>&nbsp;<br>(22 twns in Providence Co) Towns Organized Before 1800; Cranston 1754, Cumberland 1746-7, Foster 1781, Gloucester 1730-1, Johnston 1759, North Providence 1765, Providence 1636, Scituate 1730-1, Smithfield 1730-1&nbsp;
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Probate Judge has probate records<br>Family Court has divorce records; <br>Municipal Court has court records; <br>Recorder Deeds has land records; <br>Town and City Clerks have birth, marriage and death records<br><br>(22 towns in Providence Co) Towns Organized Before 1800; Cranston 1754, Cumberland 1746-7, Foster 1781, Gloucester 1730-1, Johnston 1759, North Providence 1765, Providence 1636, Scituate 1730-1, Smithfield 1730-1  
  
 
There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.  
 
There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.  
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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  ===
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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[http://www.pocassetcemetery.org/?page_id=19 Poccassett Cemetery, Cranston, Rhode Island]
  
 
=== 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 (Rural)  ===
 
=== Church History and Records (Rural)  ===
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=== Directories  ===
 
=== Directories  ===
  
Fold3 ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_462/city_directories_providence Providence City Directories 1861-1924] available online.  
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*'''1861-1924''' - Fold3 ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_462/city_directories_providence Providence City Directories 1861-1924] available online.
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*'''1895-1935''' - Providence House Directories at [https://www.providenceri.com/archives/providence-house-directories-now-available-online-0 Providence City Archives website] - free. 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1919-1920, 1921-1922, 1923-1924, 1925-1926, 1927-1928, 1929-1930, 1931-1932, 1933-1934, 1935.
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=== Ethnic, Religious and Political Groups ===
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Cottrol, Robert J. The Afro-Yankees : ''Providence's Black Community in the Antebellum Era'' - Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press 1982. (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies, 0069-9624; no. 68) FHL '''974.52 F2c '''
  
 
=== Land  ===
 
=== Land  ===
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=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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[[Image:Riprovidence.jpg|500px|Riprovidence.jpg]]
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship<br>  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
 
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'''Online Probate Records'''
The probate records of Providence, 1670 to 1730, have been published. See Frank Calef's index to Providence probate records of 1663 to 1775 ({{FHL|022385}}).
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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 $
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*'''1663 - 1775''' [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/354188?availability=Family%20History%20Library The Providence probate records to 1775 with index] at {{FHL|022385}}
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
:*'''1740s-1760s''' - Drowne, Henry Russell. "Some Vital Records of Providence, R.I.," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan. 1915):80-81. Digital versions at [http://www.archive.org/stream/newyorkgenealog46gree#page/160/mode/1up Internet Archive] - free; [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family History] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 46}}. Includes baptisms, marriages.
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:*'''1740s-1760s''' - Drowne, Henry Russell. "Some Vital Records of Providence, R.I.," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan. 1915):80-81. Digital versions at [http://www.archive.org/stream/newyorkgenealog46gree#page/160/mode/1up Internet Archive] - free; [http://newyorkfamilyhistory.org/ New York Family History] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 46}}. Includes baptisms, marriages.
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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
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:*'''1636 - 1930''' -&nbsp;On [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($): Providence, RI: Alphabetical Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1636-1930.
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:*'''1931 - 1940''' - On [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($): Providence, RI: Alphabetical Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1931-1940.
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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  ==
  
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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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*[http://www.bvhsri.org/ Blackstone Valley Historical Society],<br> P.O. Box 125, 1873 Louisquisset Pike,<br> Lincoln, RI 02865<br> TEL: (401) 725-2847
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*[http://www.bhps.org/ Burrillville Historical and Preservation Society],<br> Box 93, Old Bridgeton School,<br> 16 Laurel Hill Avenue,<br> Pascoag, RI 02859<br> TEL: (401) 568-8534
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*American French Genealogical,<br> 78 Earl St,<br> Lincoln, RI 02865<br> 401 765-6141
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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<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/providence-county/ Providence 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/~riprovid/ The Providence County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~riprovid/ The Providence County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/providence.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Providence County.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/providence.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Providence County.  
*{{FHL|184475|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Providence County
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*{{FHL|184475|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Providence County  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/RI/Providence-County.htm Providence County RI Genealogy]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
{{reflist}} {{Rhode Island}} {{Rhode Island-stub}}  
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{{reflist}} {{Rhode Island}}  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 01:47, 17 September 2016

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Guide to Providence 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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Providence County, Rhode Island
Map
Map of Rhode Island highlighting Providence County
Location in the state of Rhode Island
Facts
Founded June 16, 1729
County Seat
Courthouse


County Courthouse

Providence County Courthouse
250 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401.277.671

Probate Judge has probate records
Family Court has divorce records;
Municipal Court has court records;
Recorder Deeds has land records;
Town and City Clerks have birth, marriage and death records

(22 towns in Providence Co) Towns Organized Before 1800; Cranston 1754, Cumberland 1746-7, Foster 1781, Gloucester 1730-1, Johnston 1759, North Providence 1765, Providence 1636, Scituate 1730-1, Smithfield 1730-1

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

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Providence County, Rhode Island

Named for the Divine Providence.

16 June 1729: Renamed Providence County. [1]

Parent County

1703: Formed as Providence Plantations County.

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


Resources

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Poccassett Cemetery, Cranston, Rhode Island

Census

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

Church History and Records (Rural)

Court

Directories

  • 1895-1935 - Providence House Directories at Providence City Archives website - free. 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1919-1920, 1921-1922, 1923-1924, 1925-1926, 1927-1928, 1929-1930, 1931-1932, 1933-1934, 1935.

Ethnic, Religious and Political Groups

Cottrol, Robert J. The Afro-Yankees : Providence's Black Community in the Antebellum Era - Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press 1982. (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies, 0069-9624; no. 68) FHL 974.52 F2c

Land

History

Maps

Riprovidence.jpg

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • 1778-1784, 1799-1828 - The Providence Gazette at Google News - free.
  • 1779-1781 - The American Journal and General Advertiser at Google News - free.
  • 1785-1795 - The Providence Gazette and Country Journal at Google News - free.
  • 1799-1801 - The Providence Journal at Google News - free.

Probate

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].