Resource List for Genealogical and Special Collections Research

RIHS Online Catalog

NETOP

Genealogy

African-American Heritage (Offered through local libraries and other institutions with valid library card)

American-French Genealogical Society

Italian-American Historical Society of Rhode Island

Mormon Family History Center

National Archives – Northeast

National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database

New England Historic Genealogical Society

Newport Historical Society

Pawtucket Public Library

Portuguese American Archives

Providence City Archives

Providence Public Library

Providence Public Library’s Rhode Island Collection

Providence Public Library’s Special Collections

Redwood Library & Athenæum

Rhode Island Genealogical Society

Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission

Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association

Rhode Island Judicial Records Center

Rhode Island Municipalities

Rhode Island State Archives

Rhode Island State Vital Records

West Warwick Public Library (RI Cemetery Database available in Library)

Rhode Island Architecture and House Histories

Historic American Buildings Survey | Historic American Engineering Record | Historic American Landscapes Survey

The Preservation Society of Newport County

Providence City Archives

Providence Public Library’s Rhode Island Collection

The Providence Preservation Society’s Gowdey Database

Providence Preservation Society Industrial Sites and Commercial Buildings Survey 2001-2002

Rhode Island Municipalities

State of Rhode Island: Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission

Newspapers Online

Bristol Phoenix Online, 1837-1853  RIHS, Rogers Free Library and Roger Williams University 

Providence Gazette, 1778-1784 

Google News all titles (alphabetical by title, does include Rhode Island titles)

Images Online

RIHS Faith & Freedom Objects and Images 

RIHS Samplers 

RIHS Miniatures (Portraits)

RIHS Roger Williams Documents and Objects 

Providence Public Library’s Online Rhode Island Image Collection 

Rhode Island State Archives Online Exhibits 

Providence City Archives Photo Galleries 

Appraisals

Appraisers Association of America

Conservators

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

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