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Providence County, Rhode Island

Providence County was established on June 22, 1703 as an Original County

The Providence County Seat is situated in Providence.

Areas adjoining Providence County are Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Bristol CountyKent CountyWindham County, Connecticut, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Providence County vital records can be found at the Rhode Island Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Rhode Island for current fees and application process. Please be advised that in most cases you will receive your records more quickly from the City and Town locations than from the State Office

You can search online for Providence County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Rhode Island Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Providence County includes Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

Providence Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Providence Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Providence Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You will discover free down loadable in addition to printable census forms to aid with your research.

Providence County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Providence County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Providence County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers frequently overlook the importance of Providence County court, probate, and land files as a resource of genealogy information. Hidden away in Rhode Island courthouses and archives everywhere are often the ambitions and frustrations of the many Rhode Island men and women.

The chances are very good that your chosen ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least a number of elements of their lives in the Providence County court records. Even if your forebears is not brought up in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods that could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Providence County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Providence County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a directory that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to furnish your own most popular Providence County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Providence Co. RI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Providence Co. RI Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Providence Co. RI Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Providence Co. RI Census Records

Providence Co. RI Cemeteries & Church Records

Providence Co. RI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Providence Co. RI General and History Websites

Providence Co. RI Immigration & Naturalization

Providence Co. RI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Providence Co. RI Military Records

Providence Co. RI Schools & Directories