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=== Migration Routes  ===
 
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[[Atlantic Coast Ports]]{{·}} [[Long Island Sound]]{{·}} [[Narragansett Bay]]{{·}} [[Taunton River]]{{·}} [[Blackstone Valley]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]{{·}} [[Old Roebuck Road]]  
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[[Atlantic Coast Ports|Atlantic Coast Ports]]{{·}} [[Long Island Sound]]{{·}} [[Narragansett Bay]]{{·}} [[Taunton River]]{{·}} [[Blackstone Valley]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]{{·}} [[Old Roebuck Road]]  
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*[[Rhode Island County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]]  
 
*[[Rhode Island County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]]  
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110318217989954450102 Rhode Island Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110318217989954450102 Rhode Island Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/ri-vital-records/ How to order Rhode Island Vital Records]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/ri-vital-records/ How to order Rhode Island Vital Records]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/ri-government-records/ State of Rhode Island County & City Government Court links]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/ri-government-records/ State of Rhode Island County &amp; City Government Court links]  
*The [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/ Rhode Island GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
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*The [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/ Rhode Island GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/rhodeisland/ Rotating Formation Rhode Island County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/rhodeisland/ Rotating Formation Rhode Island County Boundary Maps and Atlases]  
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/157868217616883/ Rhode Island Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/157868217616883/ Rhode Island Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/ri-society-archive/ List of Rhode Island Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/ri-society-archive/ List of Rhode Island Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/ri-counties/ History & Facts of Rhode Island Counties]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/ri-counties/ History &amp; Facts of Rhode Island Counties]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology & Meanings of Genealogical Terms
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology &amp; Meanings of Genealogical Terms  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
  
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Revision as of 20:18, 20 August 2014

Rhode Island Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Rhode Island Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Rhode Island

Welcome to Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, the Ocean State
First Baptist Church in America, founded by Roger Williams in RI.
Most unique genealogical features:


Counties

   How to Find Information about Rhode Island, United States Genealogy Ancestors
 

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:  Dominion of New England · Massachusetts Bay Colony · New Netherland · King's · Plymouth Colony · Providence Plantations · Rhode Island

Providence CountyBristol CountyKent CountyWashington CountyNewport CountyBristol CountyKent CountyNewport CountyProvidence CountyWashington CountyRi-towns.gif

Major Repositories

Rhode Island State Archives (Wiki Page) · Rhode Island State Archives (Online Catalog) · Rhode Island Historical Society · Newport Historical Society · Brown University Library · Providence Public Library · Archives at the Judicial Records Center · National Archives Northeast Region (Boston) · New England Historic Genealogical Society

Migration Routes

Atlantic Coast Ports · Long Island Sound · Narragansett Bay · Taunton River · Blackstone Valley · King's Highway · Old Roebuck Road

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Featured Content

The state is called Rhode Island in common usage, but most of the state lies on the North American mainland. Providence Plantations refers to the mainland, while Rhode Island is actually the unofficial name for Aquidneck Island (now composed of the city of Newport, and the towns of Middletown and Portsmouth). From 1524 Italian, Dutch West India Company and British Rule of area.

Did you know?

  • Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Rhode Island were the Baptist, Congregational, Methodist, Protestant
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    Episcopal, and Roman Catholic. Many of the early settlers were members of the Society of Friends.
  • Colonial censuses (or similar lists of names) exist for 1747 to 1754, 1774, and 1782. These generally name the head of the household and the number of persons in the family.

Research Tools


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Sources

  1. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People 21 vols. (Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical, 1891-1912.) Online database by NEHGS. (FHL Book 974.5 V2a; Film 908269+) WorldCat entry.

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