State Resources Rhode Island
State office keeps birth and marriage records for 100 years and keeps
death records for 50 years. For earlier records, write to the city/town
clerk where the event occurred or to the Rhode Island State Archives,
337 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903.
Divorce records are not available from the state office (see note below).
Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records
Archives and Libraries
They currently have colonial petitions and correspondences, state census
records, military records, newspapers, tax records, cemetery records,
probate records, maps, and federal census records from 1790-1910.
Local Genealogical Societies
Rhode Island State Historical Society
121 Hope St.
Providence, RI 02906
Telephone: (401) 331-8575
Web site: http://www.rihs.org/index.shtml
||Publication: Rhode Island History