Where Do I Obtain Naturalization Records?

IF your ancestor was naturalized in the Rhode Island Court System:

Rhode Island Judicial Records Center

5 Hill Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

T: 401.721.2640


IF your ancestor was naturalized in the Federal Court System:

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center

380 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA 02154

T: 781.663.0130

Website: http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/

For a list of all U.S. NARA office locations, see:


Visit the Rhode Island Historical Society Library for:

Rhode Island federal population census, 1790-1930

Federal census indexes for the 13 original colonies, 1790-1850

Naturalization index (Soundex), 1790-1906

Various military records and registers (published and manuscript), colonial wars to Civil War

MANY more Rhode Island genealogical resources including state census records, vital records, town records, city directories, newspapers and more.