This is a list of free Newport County, Rhode Island Genealogy Records online at FamilySearch. 

 

Included are Newport County, Rhode Island birth records, marriage records, death records, probate records, land records, naturalization records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.

 

Newport County was created in 1703 and is an original county of Rhode Island. 

 

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Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

Newport County Birth, Marriage, & Death Records

 

Newport County Birth Indexes & Birth Records

Jamestown – Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island computer printout ; births or christenings, 1850-1876

Jamestown – Jamestown, Rhode Island computer printout ; births, 1636-1850

Jamestown – Proprietor records, 1672-1860 [Jamestown, Rhode Island]

Jamestown – Records of births, marriages and deaths 1850-1916

Little Compton – Little Compton, Rhode Island computer printout, births, 1636-1850

Little Compton – Town and vital records, 1697-1907

Middletown – Births, marriages, deaths 1700-1870 [Middletown, Rhode Island]

Middletown – Court records, 1751-1785, 1813-1833

Middletown – Middletown, Newport, Rhode Island computer printout ; births or christenings, 1851-1876

Middletown – Middletown, Rhode Island computer printout; births, 1636-1850

Newport – Births and deaths from Newport and Portsmouth : births of seamen 1798-1799, Job Townsend coffins 1803-1828, Benjamin Pearce coffin record 1835-1841, and deaths copied from Almanac no. 1, 1803-1844

Newport – Births and deaths from Newport and Portsmouth [Rhode Island]

Newport – Births, marriages, deaths 1684-1894 [Newport, Rhode Island]

Newport – Births, marriages, deaths 1880-1915 [Newport, Rhode Island]

Newport – Genealogical collections

Newport – Newport, Rhode Island computer printout ; births, 1636-1850

Newport – Records of births, marriages, deaths, 1670-1774

Newport – Rhode Island records

Newport – Newport, Newport, Rhode Island computer printout; births or christenings, 1851-1876

New Shoreham – New Shoreham, Rhode Island computer printout ; births, 1636-1850

Portsmouth – Births and deaths from Newport and Portsmouth : births of seamen 1798-1799, Job Townsend coffins 1803-1828, Benjamin Pearce coffin record 1835-1841, and deaths copied from Almanac no. 1, 1803-1844

Portsmouth – Births and deaths from Newport and Portsmouth [Rhode Island]

Portsmouth – The early records of the town of Portsmouth

Portsmouth – Genealogical collections

Portsmouth – Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island computer printout ; births or christenings, 1851-1862

Portsmouth – Portsmouth, Rhode Island computer printout ; births, 1636-1850

Portsmouth – The town book of records : marriages, birth and deceases, 1684-1853

Portsmouth – Town records, 1638-1850

Tiverton – Births, marriages, deaths, intentions 1639-1932

Tiverton – Newport county miscellaneous records

Tiverton – Peleg Burroughs’s journal, 1780-1786

Tiverton – Tiverton, Rhode Island computer printout, births, 1636-1850

Tiverton – Town meetings, 1697-1906 [Tiverton, Rhode Island]

 

 

 

Newport County Marriage Indexes & Marriage Records

Jamestown – Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island computer printout ; marriages, 1852-1883

Jamestown – Proprietor records, 1672-1860 [Jamestown, Rhode Island]

Jamestown – Records of births, marriages and deaths 1850-1916

Jamestown – Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island computer printout; marriages, 1636- 1850

Little Compton – Town and vital records, 1697-1907

Little Compton – Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island computer printout; marriages, 1636-1850

Middletown – Births, marriages, deaths 1700-1870 [Middletown, Rhode Island]

Middletown – Court records, 1751-1785, 1813-1833

Middletown – Middletown, Newport, Rhode Island computer printout ; marriages, 1708-1719, 1733-1883

Middletown – Middletown, Newport, Rhode Island computer printout; marriages, 1636-1850

Newport – Births, marriages, deaths 1684-1894 [Newport, Rhode Island]

Newport – Births, marriages, deaths 1880-1915 [Newport, Rhode Island]

Newport – Genealogical collections

Newport – Newport, Newport, Rhode Island computer printout ; marriages, 1851-1878

Newport – Records of births, marriages, deaths, 1670-1774

Newport – Rhode Island records

Newport – Newport, Newport, Rhode Island computer printout; marriages, 1636-1850

Portsmouth – The early records of the town of Portsmouth

Portsmouth – Genealogical collections

Portsmouth – The town book of records : marriages, birth and deceases, 1684-1853

Portsmouth – Town records, 1638-1850

Tiverton – Births, marriages, deaths, intentions 1639-1932

Tiverton – Newport county miscellaneous records

Tiverton – Peleg Burroughs’s journal, 1780-1786

Tiverton – Town meetings, 1697-1906 [Tiverton, Rhode Island]

 

 

 

Newport County Death Indexes & Death Records

Jamestown – Proprietor records, 1672-1860 [Jamestown, Rhode Island]

Jamestown – Records of births, marriages and deaths 1850-1916

Little Compton – Little Compton, Rhode Island, death records, 1901-1915

Little Compton – Town and vital records, 1697-1907

Middletown – Births, marriages, deaths 1700-1870 [Middletown, Rhode Island]

Middletown – Court records, 1751-1785, 1813-1833

Newport – Births and deaths from Newport and Portsmouth : births of seamen 1798-1799, Job Townsend coffins 1803-1828, Benjamin Pearce coffin record 1835-1841, and deaths copied from Almanac no. 1, 1803-1844

Newport – Births and deaths from Newport and Portsmouth [Rhode Island]

Newport – Births, marriages, deaths 1684-1894 [Newport, Rhode Island]

Newport – Births, marriages, deaths 1880-1915 [Newport, Rhode Island]

Newport – Genealogical collections

Newport – Records of births, marriages, deaths, 1670-1774

Newport – Rhode Island records

Portsmouth – Births and deaths from Newport and Portsmouth : births of seamen 1798-1799, Job Townsend coffins 1803-1828, Benjamin Pearce coffin record 1835-1841, and deaths copied from Almanac no. 1, 1803-1844

Portsmouth – Births and deaths from Newport and Portsmouth [Rhode Island]

Portsmouth – The early records of the town of Portsmouth

Portsmouth – Genealogical collections

Portsmouth – Register of deaths, 1851-1922 [Portsmouth, Rhode Island]

Portsmouth – The town book of records : marriages, birth and deceases, 1684-1853

Portsmouth – Town records, 1638-1850

Tiverton – Births, marriages, deaths, intentions 1639-1932

Tiverton – Death records, 1932-1949 [Tiverton, Rhode Island]

Tiverton – Newport county miscellaneous records

Tiverton – Peleg Burroughs’s journal, 1780-1786

Tiverton – Town meetings, 1697-1906 [Tiverton, Rhode Island]

 

 

 

Cemeteries

Block Island – Block Island cemetery records

Block Island – A copy of the old epitaphs in the burying ground of Block-Island, R.I.

Jamestown – Jamestown historical cemeteries

Jamestown – Jamestown, Rhode Island cemetery records, 1675-1940

Little Compton – Cemetery inscriptions in Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island : taken from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register

Little Compton – Cemetery records from Newport County

Little Compton – Notes on the history of Little Compton, R.I.

Newport – The burying place of Governor Arnold : an account of the establishment, destruction, and restoration of the burying place of Benedict Arnold, first Governor of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations : published in honor of a descendant of Governor Arnold, John Howard Benson, who supervised the restoration of the Arnold gravestones and presented the graveyard to the Preservation Society of Newport

Newport – Genealogical collections

Portsmouth – Genealogical collections

Portsmouth – Portsmouth historical cemeteries

Tiverton – Cemetery inscriptions in Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island : taken from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register

Tiverton – Cemetery records from Newport County

 

 

Guardianship

Middletown – Town council records, 1743-1879

 

 

Wills & Probate

Jamestown – Land evidence records, 1680-1899 (index 1680-1903) [Jamestown, Rhode Island]

Jamestown – Records of the town (1744-1796) and the town council (1746-1766) of Jamestown, Rhode Island, and index

Jamestown – Town council and probate records, 1767-1915 [Jamestown, Rhode Island]

Little Compton – Little Compton, Rhode Island, probate records, 1876-1915

Little Compton – Town council and probate records, 1746-1881 [Little Compton, Rhode Island]

Little Compton – Wilbur of Rhode Island

Little Compton – Little Compton, Rhode Island, probate index (early to present)

Middletown – Genealogical collections

Middletown – Probate records and bonds, 1850-1907

Middletown – Town council records, 1743-1879

Newport – Administration bonds and index 1728-1775, Newport, Rhode Island

Newport – Miscellaneous inventories, 1721-1748

Newport – Probate records, 1779-1915; index to probate records, 1779- 1973 [Newport, Rhode Island]

Newport – Town Council records, 1702-1776 [Newport, Rhode Island]

Newport – Probate index, ca. 1700-ca. 1989 [Newport, Rhode Island]

Portsmouth – Probate bonds, 1829-1926 [Portsmouth, Rhode Island]

Portsmouth – Probate records, 1824-1919 [Portsmouth, Rhode Island]

Portsmouth – Town council and probate records, 1697-1930 [Portsmouth, Rhode Island]

Portsmouth – Town records, 1638-1850

Portsmouth – Probate index cards, A-Z, 1700-1996 [Portsmouth, Rhode Island]

Tiverton – Newport county miscellaneous records

Tiverton – Probate and town council records, 1747-1920 [Tiverton, Rhode Island]

Tiverton – Probate dockets (1882-1918), estates (1830-1844), and probate bonds (187 4-1916) [Tiverton, Rhode Island]

Tiverton – Tiverton (R.I.) probate records, 1747-1900

Tiverton – Town council records, 1776-1929, and some probate records to ca. 1790 [Tiverton, Rhode Island]

Tiverton – Town meetings, 1697-1906 [Tiverton, Rhode Island]

Tiverton – Probate index, 1700-1902 [Tiverton, Rhode Island]

 

 

 

 

Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Newport County Residence Records

 

Census Records

Little Compton, 1774 – Notes on the history of Little Compton, R.I.

Little Compton, 1790 – Notes on the history of Little Compton, R.I.

Little Compton, 1850 – Notes on the history of Little Compton, R.I.

Little Compton, 1880 – Notes on the history of Little Compton, R.I.

Newport – Newport and New York

 

 

 

 

Emigration, Immigration, & Migration Records

Melville – Rhode Island, Davisville, Melville, Newport, and Quonset Point, airplane passenger and crew lists, 1955-1957

Newport – Rhode Island, Davisville, Melville, Newport, and Quonset Point, airplane passenger and crew lists, 1955-1957

 

 

Land & Property

Jamestown – Land evidence records, 1680-1899 (index 1680-1903) [Jamestown, Rhode Island]

Jamestown – Proprietor records, 1672-1860 [Jamestown, Rhode Island]

Little Compton – A book of records for the proprietors of the lands of Little Compton : containing the names of the first proprietors laying out and letting of lands exchange of lands giving of lands buying and selling of lands and other things concerning the plantation

Little Compton – Land evidence 1746-1961

Little Compton – Little Compton, Rhode Island, deed records, 1878-1899

Little Compton – Proprietors records 1672-1755

Middletown – Land – deed records, 1876-1901

Middletown – Land evidence, 1743-1939

Middletown – Mortgage deeds, 1752-1861

Middletown – Proprietors records 1712-1756

Middletown – Town council records, 1743-1879

Newport – Colony mortgages 1715-1745 [Newport, Rhode Island]

Newport – Land evidence and miscellaneous records, 1701-1776 [Newport, Rhode Island]

Newport – Land evidence records, 1780-1900 (Newport, Rhode Island)

Newport – Mortgage land evidence, 1855-1880 [Newport, Rhode Island]

Portsmouth – Land evidence records, 1647-1901 [Portsmouth, Rhode Island]

Portsmouth – Miscellaneous town records

Portsmouth – Town records, 1638-1850

Tiverton – Land evidence 1747-1877

Tiverton – Newport county miscellaneous records

Tiverton – Proprietors records 1679-1817

Tiverton – Record of deeds in the land records of the town of Tiverton : pertaining to real estate formerly in the town of Tiverton but now in the State of Mass., 1746-1817

Tiverton – Tiverton (R.I.) land records, 1877-1901

Tiverton – Grantor and grantee indexes for land, 1890-1962 [Tiverton, Rhode Island]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Newport County Daily Life Records

 

Biography

Little Compton – Little Compton families

Middletown – Captain John Vars

 

 

 

 

Church Records

Little Compton – Church records (Newport, Rhode Island), 1882-1921

Little Compton – Church records, 1704-1932United Congregational Church

Newport – Church records, 1709-1925Trinity Church 

Newport – Church records, 1844-1863

Newport – Monthly Meeting records, 1638-1899

Newport – Records of births, marriages, and deaths of the Friends Meeting at Newport, R.I

Newport – Rhode Island baptisms : records of Rev. John West, Zion Church, Newport

Portsmouth – Monthly Meeting records, 1638-1899

Tiverton – The history of the Amicable Congregational Church, 1746-1946

Tiverton – Peleg Burroughs’s journal, 1780-1786

 

 

 

 

Court Records

Middletown – Court records, 1751-1785, 1813-1833

 

 

 

 

Employees, Officials, and Occupations

Newport – Town Council records, 1702-1776 [Newport, Rhode Island]

Portsmouth – Treasurer’s book, 1796-1825

 

 

Genealogy

Little Compton – Little Compton families

Newport – Newport historical magazine

Newport – The Newport, Rhode Island ancestors of Nathan Bull III

 

 

Government & Legal

Jamestown – Proprietor records, 1672-1860 [Jamestown, Rhode Island]

Jamestown – Records of the town (1744-1796) and the town council (1746-1766) of Jamestown, Rhode Island, and index

Jamestown – Town council and probate records, 1767-1915 [Jamestown, Rhode Island]

Jamestown – Town meetings, 1858-1925

Little Compton – Town and vital records, 1697-1907

Little Compton – Town council and probate records, 1746-1881 [Little Compton, Rhode Island]

Little Compton – Town records, 1697-1886 [Little Compton, Rhode Island]

Middletown – Town council records, 1743-1879

Middletown – Town records, 1743-1895

Newport – Town Council records, 1702-1776 [Newport, Rhode Island]

Portsmouth – The early records of the town of Portsmouth

Portsmouth – Miscellaneous town records

Portsmouth – Town council and probate records, 1697-1930 [Portsmouth, Rhode Island]

Portsmouth – Town meetings, 1697-1890 [Portsmouth, Rhode Island]

Tiverton – Newport county miscellaneous records

Tiverton – Probate and town council records, 1747-1920 [Tiverton, Rhode Island]

Tiverton – Tiverton town meetings and receipts from 1600’s

Tiverton – Town council records, 1776-1929, and some probate records to ca. 1790 [Tiverton, Rhode Island]

Tiverton – Town meetings, 1697-1906 [Tiverton, Rhode Island]

 

 

 

History

Block Island – Block Island scrapbook

Block Island – A historical sketch of Block Island

Block Island – History of Block Island : from its discovery in 1514 to the present time 1876

Little Compton – An address relative to the early history of the town of Little Compton, R. I. : delivered upon the occasion of the removal from the old to the new town hall, April 5, 1882

Little Compton – Notes on Little Compton

Little Compton – Notes on the history of Little Compton, R.I.

Middletown – An historical sketch of Middletown, R.I. : from its organization in 1743 to the centennial year 1876

Newport – The city by the sea, Newport : its approaches by sea and land; objects and points of interest including villa-residences and owners…

Newport – Documentary history of Rhode Island

Newport – Early recollections of Newport, Rhode Island : from the year 1793 to 1811

Newport – Hand-book of Newport and Rhode Island

Newport – History of the re-union of the sons and daughters of Newport, R.I., July 4th, 1884

Newport – Newport illustrated, by sketches with pen and camera : with a dictionary of Newport

Newport – The Providence plantations for two hundred and fifty years : an historical review of the foundation, rise and progress of the City of Providence, with a graphic description of the city at the present time, and of its inductries, commerce, manufactures, business interests, educational, religious, and charitable institutions, civic, scientific, and military organizations; also, sketches of the cities of Newport and Pawtucket, and the other towns of the state for which Providence is the commercial centre, together with an account of the celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of Providence, including the oration by Chief-Justice Thomas Durfee, list of organizations and societies participating, and other matters connected therewith, being an historical souvenir of this occasion

Newport – Re-union of the sons and daughters of Newport, R.I. : August 23, 1859

Newport – Reminiscences of Newport

Newport – This was my Newport

Newport – Newport historical magazine

Newport- The Ezekiel Price papers, 1754-1785

Portsmouth – Documentary history of Rhode Island

Tiverton – The first settlers of Tiverton

Tiverton – History of Fall River : with notices of Freetown and Tiverton, as published in 1841, together with a sketch of the life of Rev. Orin Fowler, as epitome of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island boundary question, an account of the great fire of 1843, and ecclesiastical, manufacturing, and other statistics

Tiverton – A patchwork history of Tiverton, Rhode Island

 

 

 

Magazines & Periodicals

Newport – Newport historical magazine

 

 

Notarial Records

 

 

 

 

Social Life and Customs

Newport – This was my Newport

 

 

Societies

Newport – The Newport Historical Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

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