This is a list of free Rhode Island Genealogy Records.


These records include birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, freedmen records, pension records, military records and more. Included as well are general United States collections if they include or could reasonably include Rhode Island residents.



Most of these collections are at free sites. Fee sites are noted. All collections at FamilySearch are free but you’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.



Rhode Island Birth Records


Rhode Island Marriage Records


Rhode Island Death Records


Rhode Island Residence Records


Rhode Island Daily Life Records

Compiled Genealogies


Court Records



Employment Records

Ethnic Records

African American


Native American


Japanese American

Government & Legal


Libraries, Museums, & Archives

Onsite at a FamilySearch Library / Family History Library

Immigration, Emigration, & Citizenship Records


Names & Surnames

Passenger & Crew Lists


Pension Records

Prisons/Prisoners Records


Shipping, Ports, & Merchant Marine





Rhode Island Military Records

Revolutionary War

War of 1812


Mexican-American War


US Civil War


Indian Wars


Spanish-American War


World War I


World War II


Korean War


Vietnam War


Veterans, Enlistments, Pensions

Rhode Island Modern Helps



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