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|title=Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916
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| record_type = Marriage Index
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| start_year = 1724
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| end_year = 1916
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Rhode Island Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Rhode Island Church Records|Rhode Island Church Records]] 
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Rhode Island Vital Records|Rhode Island Vital Records]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://vitalrec.com/rilinks.html Rhode Island Genealogy and Vital Records]
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| custodian =  Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City
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== Record Description ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This index is an electronic index for the years 1724 to 1916. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1724 to 1916. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
  
=== Coverage Table ===
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Coverage  Map ===
  
The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/RI_FRM.html Rhode Island marriages, click here].
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===Coverage Table===
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The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.
  
 
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Births and Christenings, 1878-1914'''  
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Marriages, 1724-1916'''  
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! align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" scope="col" | '''Marriages, 1724-1916'''  
! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950'''
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
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The records in this collection include the following information:
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*Name
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*Name of spouse
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*Marriage date and place
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The records may also contain the following:
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*Parents' names
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*Date and place of birth
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*Spouse's date and place of birth
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*Age
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*Marital status
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*Race
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The place where the marriage occurred
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*The names of the persons at the time of marriage
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*The approximate marriage date
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675538?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection  ===
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Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
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*[[IGI]]
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*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
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*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number FamilySearch Catalog].
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
== Record Content and Use  ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
  
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
== Related Web Sites  ==
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*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
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*The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1900.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
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*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
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*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
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===  I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*Look for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*Search the related collections [[West Virginia Vital Records]]
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.<br><br>
  
*[[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]]
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Rhode Island, Marriage Records|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Rhode Island Archives and Libraries]]. }}
*[[Rhode Island Church Records|Rhode Island Church Records]]  
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Rhode_Island_Vital_Records Rhode Island Vital Records]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. &nbsp; <br>
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}} <br>
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Rhode Island, United States
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Location of Rhode Island
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1724-1916
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1724 to 1916. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Collection Content

Coverage Map

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Rhode Island marriages, click here.

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1878-1914 Marriages, 1724-1916 Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Bristol 36,370 9,113 15,005
Kent 55,522 17,931 37,573
Newport 67,068 21,955 46,329
Providence 623,637 131,389 572,911
Rhode Island 128,850 42,426 155,789
Washington 40,070 12,876 18,462
Total 951,517 235,690 846,069

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The records in this collection include the following information:

  • Name
  • Name of spouse
  • Marriage date and place

The records may also contain the following:

  • Parents' names
  • Date and place of birth
  • Spouse's date and place of birth
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Race

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The place where the marriage occurred
  • The names of the persons at the time of marriage
  • The approximate marriage date

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the FamilySearch Catalog.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
  • The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1900.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the related collections West Virginia Vital Records
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.