Free Rhode Island Census Records Online include records kept when Rhode Island was just a colony, state and federal census records, and census substitutes.
Free Rhode Island Census Substitutes for the early years
List of Early Settlers of Rhode Island
1648-1696 Rhode Island Land Evidences, Volume I
1621, 1700, Pierce's Colonial Lists: Civil, Military, and Professional Lists of Plymouth and Rhode Island Colonies, comprising colonial, county and town officers, clergymen, physicians and lawyers; with extracts from colonial laws defining their duties
Documentary History of Rhode Island, Volume 2, (Portsmouth and Newport to 1647 with early residents)
Documentary History of Rhode Island, Volume 1, (Providence and Warwick to 1649 and of the Colony to 1647)
New Index to the Civil and Military Lists of Rhode Island
Civil and Military List of Rhode Island, 1647-1800, Volume 1
Civil and Military List of Rhode Island, 1647-1800, Volume 2
1746, The Must…
Online newspapers are a great way to further your genealogy and family history research and there are many historic Rhode Island Newspapers Online.
Articles in newspapers can extend your knowledge about individuals and families and reveal information about births, marriages, deaths, social events, occupations, land transactions, legal matters, military service, and so much more. Much of the information one can glean from newspapers articles will not be found in standard BMD (birth, marriage, death) records.
The Rhode Island Historical Society has copies of most newspapers published in Rhode Island, the first being published in 1732, but these have not been digitized by the RIHS. Here's a list of free Rhode Island newspapers online, with links:
Hope Valley, Rhode Island
Hope Valley Advertiser, Hope Valley, Rhode Island, 1880s-1940s
Newport, Rhode Island
French Gazette, Newport, Rhode Island, 1780-1781
Gazette Francoise, Newport, Rhode Island
The Guardian …
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