Rhode Island Archives, Libraries, and Societies
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This entry was originally written by Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
337 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903
Service can be obtained by mail and appointment. The archives holds the state census records, military records, colonial petitions, and correspondence. Much of the material is also available on microfilm through the The Family History Library (FHL).
121 Hope St.
Providence, RI 02906
The society’s extensive holdings (federal and state census records, Quaker meeting records for all of New England, extensive gravestone records, and manuscripts) outlined in various sections of this chapter, are also described more fully on its website under “Research Library.”
P.O. Box 433
Greenville, RI 02828
Its publication, Rhode Island Roots, is included quarterly with membership.
82 Touro St.
Newport, RI 02840
Library holdings include church, early town, and cemetery records for Newport and a good manuscript collection with ship logs.