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State of   RHODE ISLAND -   (The Ocean State)
      The 13th U.S. state to join the Union:   29-May-1790
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State Files of Interest - -      
Genealogical & Historical Societies
Public Libraries
Vital Records

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Assorted Groups  (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
    Native Americans - includes those First Nations from Canada and Mexico that had
         important roles (Pocumtuc, Delaware, Mattabesic, Metoac, Mohegan, Niantic,
         Nipmuc, Pequot, Wampanoag, Wappinger).

Note:  These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.


Census  (& related Lists of various kinds):
    1841 Census - Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service; names, ages, and places of
    List of Rhode Island Civil War units - Revolutionary Military Service.


Early Rhode Island Tool Makers and Tradesmen - This site is dedicated to the thousands
         of early toolmakers and tradesmen.

Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
  Please click here - (Counties we have listed),   (To list a local society, please contact us.)

Historical interest Items, etc.:
    History of Rhode Island - Provided by The Student/Teacher Guide, an online resource
         site for teachers and students who wish to increase their historical knowledge of the
         Rhode Island State House. Chapters included are:
    National Register - Historic places, Rhode Island.
    Union Regimental Index - Rhode Island Civil War military units.

Images of Rhode Island - The Millenium Project, collections of photos from various library
         and museum sources.

Libraries & Newspapers:
    Newspapers & Periodicals - a variety of Rhode Island periodicals of interest to both
         the genealogist and the historian (Rhode Island Historical Society Library).
    Office of Library and Information Services - State of Rhode Island.

List of Lawyers in Rhode Island - 1851 (Google Books Online).

Narragansett History - includes those First Nations from Canada and Mexico that had
         important roles (Huron, Micmac, Assiniboine, etc.).
Newport Restoration Foundation - Doris Duke, the only child of James Buchanan Duke,
         was born on November 22, 1912. Her father was a founder of the American Tobacco
         Company and the Duke Power Company, as well as a benefactor of Duke
         University. When Mr. Duke died in 1925, he left his 12-year old daughter an estate
         estimated at $80 million.

Penny Postcards - from Rhode Island (USGenWeb Archives)

Rhode Island - Research Outline
Rhode Island Online - a Public Information Kiosk
Rhode Island Roads - The Smallest State In The U.S.A. (Rhode Island Roads Magazine)

  • State of Rhode Island
  •   State Capital CityProvidence (Capital since 1900 - located in Providence Co.)

    The State name:  Dutch explorer Adrian Block, named it "Roodt Eylandt" meaning "red island" in reference to the red clay that lined the shore.
    American History and Genealogy Proj.
    American Local History Network
    Colonial Currency
    Cemetery Listings
    Co. maps of Rhode Island
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    General History
    Migration Patterns
    State Archives (Govt.)
    State Archives (USGenWeb.)
    State Genealogy Forum
    State Genealogical Society
    State Historical Society
    State USGenWeb Site
    Symbols (Flag, Seal, etc.)
    Timeline (Historic)

    Union Regimental Index - Rhode Island Civil War military units.
    U.S.A. - General Information links page
    U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories

    Vital Records:
        Rhode Island Black Sheep - Search for your Blacksheep Ancestors in Free Genealogical
             Prison and Convict Records, Historical Court Records, Executions, Insane Asylum Records
             and Biographies of Famous Outlaws, Criminals & Pirates in the United States, United Kingdom
             and Canada

        Virtual Archives - Virtual Exhibits of the State of Rhode Island

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