Rhode Island Substitute Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online lists alternate places to look for births, marriages, and deaths (BMDs) including family bibles, census records, cemetery records, funeral home records, obituaries, probate records, military records, naturalization and citizenship records, and more.

 

If you haven’t been able to find an ancestor in Rhode Island Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online, these are some great substitute birth, marriage, and death record options.

 

Family Bibles
  • Family bibles often include a front page where family names, birth dates, and birth places are recorded
Census Records
  • US Census records from 1850 forward contain the age and state or country of birth for each member of a household
  • Some census records give the month and year of birth
  • Some census records give the relationship to the head of the household
Cemetery Records
  • Cemetery headstones usually give the birth and death year and sometimes the complete birth and death dates
  • Some tombstones include the country of birth
Funeral Home Records
  • Funeral home records may contain copies of obituaries or notes, records about the date of death, details about the grave location, information about the funeral service, and information about surviving family, residences, and more
Obituaries
  • Obituaries usually include the birth date and place, marriage date, death date and place, and biographical information for the deceased as well as family names
Probate Records
  • Probate records may include the date of death, last will and testament listing family relations, an inventory of possessions, deeds, and more
Military Records
  • Military records may include the birth date and place
  • Pension records may include the birth date and place
  • Military records may include a physical description of the person and names of a parent
Naturalization & Citizenship Records
  • These may include the birth date and place
  • Name changes and aliases
  • Residence prior to arrival, residence after arrival, and much more

 

 

 

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County level Rhode Island substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

 

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See also Rhode Island Probate Records online

 

Bristol County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Bristol County, Bristol, Court of Common Pleas, Naturalization Records, 1806-1893

Bristol County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Bristol County, Bristol, Supreme Court, Naturalization Records, 1843-1903

Bristol County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Bristol County, Bristol, Supreme Judicial Court, Naturalization Records, 1804-1842

Kent County – Cemeteries – Rhode Island Cemetery Inscriptions

Kent County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Declarations of Intention, 1917-1929 [Kent County, Rhode Island]

Kent County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Petitions, 1917-1947

Kent County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Kent County, Court of Common Pleas, Naturalization Records, 1868-1892

Kent County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Kent County, Superior Court, Naturalization Records, 1905-1906

Kent County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Kent County, Supreme Court, Naturalization Records, 1854-1903

Kent County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Petitions, 1793-1958 [Kent County, Wisconsin]

Kent County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Petitions, 1923-1960

Newport County – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records from Newport County

Newport County – Emigration and Immigration – Rhode Island, Davisville, Melville, Newport, and Quonset Point, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists : COLLECTION RECORD, 1955-1957

Newport County – Emigration and Immigration – Rhode Island, Davisville, Melville, Newport, and Quonset Point, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1955-1957

Newport County – Minorities – Miscellaneous Records from the Durfee and Stafford Genealogy from 1600s

Newport County – Native Races – Indian Deed Records

Newport County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Declarations of Intention of Naturalization 1888-1905

Newport County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Declarations of Intention, 1890-1929 [Newport County, Rhode Island]

Newport County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Petitions (Newport County, Rhode Island), 1915-1929

Newport County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Petitions(Newport County), 1929-1945

Newport County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Petitions, 1793-1921 [Newport County, Rhode Island]

Newport County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Newport County, Court of Common Pleas, Naturalization Records, 1802-1903

Newport County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Newport County, Superior Court, Naturalization Records, Ca. 1792-1906

Newport County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Newport County, Supreme Court, Naturalization Records, 1809-1905

Newport County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Newport County, Supreme Judicial Court, Naturalization Records, 1799-1811

Newport County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Index, 1793-1942 [Newport County, Rhode Island]

Newport County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Index, 1793-1981 [Newport County, Rhode Island]

Newport County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Papers Index, Soldiers and Sailors, 1918-1919 [Newport County, Rhode Island]

Newport County – Merchant Marine – Rhode Island, Newport County, Seamen’s Records, 1798-1930

Newport County – Occupations – Rhode Island, Newport County, Seamen’s Records, 1798-1930

Newport County – Slavery and Bondage – The Cook Family of Rhode Island

Providence County – Cemeteries – Rhode Island Cemetery Inscriptions

Providence County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Declarations of Intention, 1928-1949 [Providence, Rhode Island]

Providence County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Declarations of Intentions (Providence County, Rhode Island), 1917-1927

Providence County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Petitions (Providence County, Rhode Island), 1917-1929

Providence County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Petitions, 1793-1892 [Providence County, Rhode Island]

Providence County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Petitions, 1820-1893

Providence County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Records, 1930-1946

Providence County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Providence County, Circuit Court, Petitions for Naturalizations

Providence County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Providence County, Court of Common Pleas, Naturalization Records, 1818-1893

Providence County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Providence County, District Court, Naturalization Records, 1842-1906

Providence County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Providence County, Superior Court, Naturalization Records, 1905-1906

Providence County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Providence County, Supreme Court, Naturalization Records, 1793-1903

Providence County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization and Citizenship Index, 1793-1905 [Providence, Rhode Island]

Providence County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization and Citizenship Index. 1793-1892 [Providence County, Rhode Island]

Providence County – Occupations – List of American Seamen of Providence District Pursuant to the Act for the Relief and Protection of American Seamen : Found at U.S. Customs House, Providence, R.I.

Washington County – Cemeteries – Dutch Settlers Society Collection

Washington County – Cemeteries – Rhode Island Cemetery Inscriptions

Washington County – Emigration and Immigration – Rhode Island, Davisville, Melville, Newport, and Quonset Point, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists : COLLECTION RECORD, 1955-1957

Washington County – Emigration and Immigration – Rhode Island, Davisville, Melville, Newport, and Quonset Point, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1955-1957

Washington County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Declarations of Intention, 1917-1929 [Washington County, Rhode Island]

Washington County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Declarations of Naturalization Intention, 1881-1900

Washington County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Petitions, 1917-1929 [Washington County, Rhode Island]

Washington County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Petitions, 1930-1945

Washington County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Washington County, Court of Common Pleas, Naturalization Records, 1842-1899

Washington County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Washington County, Superior Court, Naturalization Records, 1905-1906

Washington County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Washington County, Supreme Court, Naturalization Records, 1847-1905

Washington County – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Washington County, Supreme Judicial Court, Naturalization Records, 1817-1819

Washington County – Officials and Employees – Town Clerks of Washington County

 

 

 

 

City level Rhode Island substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

 

See also Rhode Island Census Records online

See also Rhode Island Military Records online

See also Rhode Island Probate Records online

 

Barrington – Cemeteries – Rhode Island Town of Barrington Historical Cemeteries

Block Island – Cemeteries – A Copy of the Old Epitaphs in the Burying Ground of Block-Island, R.I.

Block Island – Cemeteries – Block Island Cemetery Records

Bristol – Cemeteries – Bristol Cemeteries : 1689-1865

Bristol – Cemeteries – Genealogical Collections

Bristol – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Bristol County, Bristol, Court of Common Pleas, Naturalization Records, 1806-1893

Bristol – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Bristol County, Bristol, Supreme Court, Naturalization Records, 1843-1903

Bristol – Naturalization and Citizenship – Rhode Island, Bristol County, Bristol, Supreme Judicial Court, Naturalization Records, 1804-1842

Centerdale – Cemeteries – Centerdale, R.I. Headstone Inscriptions

Chepachet – Cemeteries – Tombstone Inscriptions of Maine, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island

Coventry – Cemeteries – Coventry R.I. Headstone Inscriptions

Coventry – Cemeteries – Dutch Settlers Society Collection

Coventry – Cemeteries – Inscriptions at Cranston, R.I. in the General Cemetery in the Year of the Old Congregational Meeting House on Phoenix Avenue Knightsville R.I.

Cranston – Cemeteries – Cranston Gravestone Records

Cranston – Cemeteries – Inscriptions at Cranston, R.I. in the General Cemetery in the Year of the Old Congregational Meeting House on Phoenix Avenue Knightsville R.I.

Cumberland – Cemeteries – Grave Locations of Attleborough Veterans of the American Revolution Who Are Buried in the Present (1976) City of Attleboro, Town of North Attleborough, Town of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and the Town of Cumberland, Rhode Island

Davisville – Emigration and Immigration – Rhode Island, Davisville, Melville, Newport, and Quonset Point, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists : COLLECTION RECORD, 1955-1957

Davisville – Emigration and Immigration – Rhode Island, Davisville, Melville, Newport, and Quonset Point, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1955-1957

East Greenwich – Cemeteries – Shaftsbury in Fall Foilage : [listing Some Family Names in Cemeteries]

East Providence – Cemeteries – Genealogical Collections

East Providence – Cemeteries – The Old Rehoboth Cemetery : the Ring of the Town at East Providence, Rhode Island, Near Newman’s Church

Exeter – Cemeteries – Exeter, Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries

Exeter – Cemeteries – Rhode Island Town of Exeter Historical Cemeteries

Foster – Cemeteries – Foster Historical Cemeteries

Glocester – Cemeteries – Glocester Historical Cemeteries

Hopkinton – Cemeteries – Rhode Island Town of Hopkinton Historical Cemeteries

Hopkinton – Naturalization and Citizenship – Miscellaneous Naturalization Papers, 1875-1928 (Hopkinton, Rhode Island)

Jamestown – Cemeteries – Jamestown Historical Cemeteries

Jamestown – Cemeteries – Jamestown, Rhode Island Cemetery Records, 1675-1940

Johnston – Cemeteries – Centerdale, R.I. Headstone Inscriptions

Johnston – Cemeteries – Inscriptions in Cemeteries in the Town of Johnston, R.I.

Johnston – Cemeteries – Johnston, R.I. Headstone Inscriptions

Johnston – Cemeteries – Providence, R.I. Headstone Inscriptions

Johnston – Cemeteries – The Cemeteries of Johnston, R.I.

Lincoln – Cemeteries – Lincoln R.I. Cemeteries

Lincoln – Cemeteries – Lincoln, R.I. Headstone Inscriptions

Little Compton – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions in Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island : Taken from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register

Little Compton – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records from Newport County

Little Compton – Cemeteries – Notes on the History of Little Compton, R.I.

Melville – Emigration and Immigration – Rhode Island, Davisville, Melville, Newport, and Quonset Point, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists : COLLECTION RECORD, 1955-1957

Melville – Emigration and Immigration – Rhode Island, Davisville, Melville, Newport, and Quonset Point, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1955-1957

Middletown – Guardianship – Town Council Records, 1743-1879

Newport – Cemeteries – Genealogical Collections

Newport – Cemeteries – 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 – Emigration and Immigration – Rhode Island, Davisville, Melville, Newport, and Quonset Point, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists : COLLECTION RECORD, 1955-1957

Newport – Emigration and Immigration – Rhode Island, Davisville, Melville, Newport, and Quonset Point, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1955-1957

North Kingstown – Cemeteries – Chart Book

North Kingstown – Cemeteries – Graveyard Record of Old Six Principle Baptist Church of North Kingston, R.I.

North Kingstown – Cemeteries – North Kingstown Historical Cemeteries

North Kingstown – Emigration and Immigration – Rhode Island, Davisville, Melville, Newport, and Quonset Point, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists : COLLECTION RECORD, 1955-1957

North Kingstown – Emigration and Immigration – Rhode Island, Davisville, Melville, Newport, and Quonset Point, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1955-1957

North Providence – Cemeteries – North Providence Cemeteries

North Providence – Cemeteries – North Providence Historical Cemeteries

North Providence – Cemeteries – Providence, R.I. North Burial Grounds

North Smithfield – Cemeteries – Rhode Island Towns, North Smithfield : Showing Location of Historical Cemeteries

Pawtucket – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalization Records, 1870-1945 [Pawtucket, Rhode Island]

Portsmouth – Cemeteries – Genealogical Collections

Portsmouth – Cemeteries – Portsmouth Historical Cemeteries

Providence – Cemeteries – Congregation Sons of Israel and David, Providence R.I. : Burials in Reservoir Avenue Cemetery, 1859-1950

Providence – Cemeteries – Headstone Inscriptions, 1830-1836

Providence – Cemeteries – Locust Grove Cemetery

Providence – Cemeteries – Providence, R.I. Headstone Inscriptions

Providence – Cemeteries – Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Swan Point Cemetery Records : COLLECTION RECORD, Ca.1846-ca.1950

Providence – Cemeteries – Swan Point Cemetery Records

Providence – Cemeteries – The Story of the Tablets. I

Providence – Cemeteries – The Story of the Tablets. II

Providence – Cemeteries – The Story of the Tablets. III

Providence – Cemeteries – The Story of the Tablets. IV

Providence – Emigration and Immigration – Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island, 1911-1943 ; Index to Passengers : Book Indexes, 1911-1934 ; Card Indexes, 1911-1954 : NARA Publications T1188, T792, T518

Providence – Guardianship – Guardians’ Accounts 1839-1893, 1899 [Providence, Rhode Island]

Providence – Guardianship – Probate Records: Bond Books of the City of Providence [Rhode Island] 1873-1899

Providence – Jewish Records – Congregation Sons of Israel and David, Providence R.I. : Burials in Reservoir Avenue Cemetery, 1859-1950

Providence – Merchant Marine – Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Seamen’s Records, 1929-1940

Providence – Native Races – Indian Deeds, 1659-1662

Providence – Naturalization and Citizenship – Petitions and Records for Naturalization (Providence, Rhode Island), 1802, 1843-1945 : NARA, RG21

Providence – Occupations – Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Seamen’s Records, 1929-1940

Providence – Occupations – Ships and Shipmasters of Old Providence : a Brief Account of Some of the Famous Merchants, Sea Captains and Ships of the Past Together with Reminiscences of a Few Notable Voyages Made in Providence Ships

Richmond – Cemeteries – Rhode Island Town of Richmond Historical Cemeteries

Scituate – Cemeteries – Dutch Settlers Society Collection

Scituate – Cemeteries – Scituate, R.I. Headstone Inscriptions

South Kingstown – Cemeteries – Cemeteries in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

South Kingstown – Cemeteries – Rhode Island Town of South Kingstown Historical Cemeteries

Tiverton – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions in Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island : Taken from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register

Tiverton – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records from Newport County

Warren – Guardianship – Probate Records, 1746-1920

Warren – Naturalization and Citizenship – Warren (R.I.) Naturalization Papers, 1898-1940

Warwick – Cemeteries – Warwick, R.I. Headstone Inscriptions

Warwick – Naturalization and Citizenship – Naturalized Citizen Indexes (1874-1891, 1892-1913, 1913-1934), 1874-1934

West Greenwich – Naturalization and Citizenship – West Greenwich (R.I.) Naturalization Records Early to 1945

Westerly – Naturalization and Citizenship – Westerly (Rhode Island) Naturalization Index, Certificates, and Citizenship Papers Filed at Town Clerk’s Office, Early to 1945

Westerly – Naturalization and Citizenship – Westerly, Rhode Island, Naturalized Citizen List (early to 1925)

 

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