The Rhode Island State Archives, RISA,  is the official archive for Rhode Island and has digitized military records, government records, photographs, postcards, and more.



Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

 Birth, Marriage, & Death Records




Cemetery Records

Rhode Island State Institutions





Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Residence Records


Rhode Island Census Records




Rhode Island Colony Records

Rhode Island’s Royal Charter




Rhode Island Maps and Plans



Land Records

Land and Notary Records




Rhode Island Voting Records




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

Daily Life Records


African American & Slavery

Rhode Island African American Collection and 

African American Collection, 1652-1885




Notable Rhode Islanders



Business & Industry

Newport Bridge Construction Photographs

Civilian Conservation Corps




Narragansett Indian Records



Government Records

Rhode Island’s Royal Charter

Cities and Towns

Town and City Incorporation

Rhode Island State Institutions

Rhode Island Treasury

Civilian Conservation Corps




Rhode Island Memories

Rhode Island History



Libraries, Museums, & Archives

New Digital Resources

Rhode Island Digital Archive



Photographs & Postcards

Newport Bridge Construction Photographs

Preston Collection Photographs

Rhode Island Postcards




Rhode Island State Institutions

Rhode Island Corrections




Rhode Island Education




Rhode Island Equal Suffrage

Women in Rhode Island






Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Military Records


Rhode Island Military (Revolutionary War, Dorr Rebellion, Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War)

Rhode Island Colony Records

HMS Gaspee







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