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Guide to '''Washington County Rhode Island genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Washington 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
 
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| founded year = 1729
 
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| founded date = June 3
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Formed in 3 June 1729 as [[King's County, Rhode Island|Kings County]] from part of [[Providence Plantations|Providence Plantations]]. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
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*Formed on 3 June 1729 as [[King's County, Rhode Island Genealogy|Kings County]] from part of [[Providence Plantations|Providence Plantations]]. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
  
 
*Renamed Washington County 29 October 1781.
 
*Renamed Washington County 29 October 1781.
  
 
==== 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  ==
  
{{Washington County, Rhode Island}}{{RIWasCoTownsMap}}  
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{{Washington County, Rhode Island}}{{RIWasCoTownsMap}}
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
[http://ricemeteries.tripod.com/wash.html Washington County Cemeteries] Information provided by Rhode Island Cemeteries Database.  
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*[http://ricemeteries.tripod.com/wash.html Washington County Cemeteries] Information provided by Rhode Island Cemeteries Database.
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*[http://www.rihistoriccemeteries.org/webdatabase.aspx Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission]
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=42&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|384959|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=42&CScnty=2312 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/#Cemeteries RIGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Washington+Rhode+Island&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Rhode%20Island&county=Washington&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/washington.html RIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/rhodeisland/washington.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=13463&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=248&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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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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[http://www.americanancestors.org/education/learning-resources/read/rhode-island-guide Religious Records in Rhode Island]
  
 
=== Court  ===
 
=== Court  ===
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
=== Maps ===
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=== Maps ===
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[[File:Riwashington.jpg|300px]]
  
 
=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
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=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
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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  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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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
  
 
Vital Records Office  
 
Vital Records Office  
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[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/SK/SKMarr.html South Kingstown Marriages]: Some of the early marriages recorded at South Kingstown, RI courtesy of the town&nbsp;clerk at South Kingstown, RI and USGenWeb.org.  
 
[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/SK/SKMarr.html South Kingstown Marriages]: Some of the early marriages recorded at South Kingstown, RI courtesy of the town&nbsp;clerk at South Kingstown, RI and USGenWeb.org.  
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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 and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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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}}
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/rhodeisland/washington-county/ Washington 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://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/index.html The Washington County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/index.html The Washington County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/washington.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Washington County.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/washington.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Washington County.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/washington.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Washington County. (backup site)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/washington.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Washington County. (backup site)  
*{{FHL|184511|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Washington County.
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*{{FHL|184511|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Washington County  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/RI/Washington-County.htm Washington County RI Genealogy]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 03:41, 16 March 2017

United States
Rhode Island


Washington County


Guide to Washington 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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Washington County, Rhode Island
Map
Map of Rhode Island highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Rhode Island
Facts
Founded June 3, 1729
County Seat
Courthouse


County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
4800 Tower Hill Road
Wakefield, RI 02879-2239
Phone: 401.841.835 

Town and City Clerks have birth, marriage, death, probate and land records)

Twenty towns in Washington County Towns Organized Before 1800: Charlestown 1738, Exeter 1742-3, Hopkinton 1757, North Kingstown 1641, Richmond 1747, South Kingstown (Pettaquamscutt) 1656-7, Westerly 1669


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

Quick Facts

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

Parent 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

Biographies

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
RIGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
RIGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Rhode Island Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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

Church

Religious Records in Rhode Island

Court

Land

History

Maps

Riwashington.jpg

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital Records Office

4800 Tower Hill Road

Wakefield, RI 02879

Tel. # 401-841-8350

Note: Colonial records: contact the town clerk's office in the town where the event occured. Towns in Washington County are:

South Kingstown Marriages: Some of the early marriages recorded at South Kingstown, RI courtesy of the town clerk at South Kingstown, RI and USGenWeb.org.

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 and Libraries

Libraries



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. WorldCat 50140092 FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
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