Genealogy Resource Guide

ONLINE RESOURCES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS GOVERNMENT REPOSITORIES
BOOKS GENEALOGICAL RESPOSITORIES WEB RESOURCES

 


ONLINE RESOURCES @ your LIBRARY

Take advantage of our ONLINE RESOURCES. Find local and national birth, death, and marriage records, military records, city directories, passenger lists, census records and much more.

  • Ancestry – Library Edition is the premier online resource for genealogical research — available only through subscription but free from the Newport Public library. (Available from inside the library only.)

BOOKS

See our list of recommended titles available at the Library.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Books

  • Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850. Arnold, vols. 1-6. F78.A5 Newport
  • Rhode Island Vital Records, new series. Beaman, vols. 1-12. F78.B4 Newport
  • Genealogies of Rhode Island Families. Roberts, vols. 1-2. F78.G4611983 Newport
  • Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island before 1680. Austin. F78.A935 Newport

Periodicals

  • Newport History
  • Rhode Island History
  • Rhode Island Roots
  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register
  • New England Ancestors
  • Rhode Island Jewish Historical Notes

GOVERNMENT REPOSITORIES

Rhode Island State Archives

Rhode Island Department of Health – Office of Vital Records

List of Town and City Clerk’s offices in Rhode Island

Judiciary of Rhode Island Archives

National Archives and Records Administration

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL REPOSITORIES

Newport Historical Society

Rhode Island Historical Society

Rhode Island Genealogical Society

New England Historic Genealogical Society

Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association

American-French Genealogical Society

Family History Center

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WEB RESOURCES

Rhode Island Cemeteries Database

A database of Rhode Island cemeteries, searchable by name.

Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries

Includes searchable grave and cemetery databases by town or city.

Rhode Island USGen Web Genealogy and History Project

Part of the USGen Web project, a non-commercial effort compiled by volunteers and committed to free access for everyone.

Family Search

An exhaustive, international database sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, searchable by name, geography and more.

RootsWeb

This site describes itself as the “Internet’s oldest and largest free genealogical community.”

Treasure Maps

Treasure Maps contains genealogical tutorials, guides and more.

Cyndi’s List

A compilation of genealogy web sites.