Welcome to Rhode Island Biographies Project...
This site provides a single entry point for all Rhode Island
Biographies which are submitted to this project or entered by volunteers using any printed source with copyright prior to 1922.
It is critical in working the project to respect copyright laws.
I am Colleen L. Gwynn--recent volunteer state
coordinator for Rhode Island Biographies
Project. My Grandfather Jefferson Albert Slade's
5th great-grandparents, Samuel Sherman and
Martha Tripp were very early Rhode Islanders.
They are my personal link to this state and the
reason for my decision to volunteer. Creating
the hosting site for the Rhode Island Biographies
Project reflects my gratitude for their persons and the life that is mine through each of them.
As you explore this site, you will see Rhode Island needs volunteer
county coordinators. If you can create and maintain a web page,
please consider adopting a county!
If you feel a desire to assist in the preservation of Rhode Island
Biographies and wish to become linked to the project,
please contact me!
US Biographies becomes the single entry point for all state
projects. A visit to US Biographies takes you to all the state
links as well as the names of state coordinators linked to their individual email addresses.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer state coordinator
for any state needing to be adopted, the US Biographies site provides opportunity to investigate and become aware of the process.
Deb Murray is the coordinator for US Biographies.
History of US Biographies
The project was organized in May 1997 by Jeff Murphy.
Using the established KY Biographies Project as a model--State Coordinators were
sought to set up their own state project. They were offered the system design and
tools created for the KY project, but were free to set up their project in any way
Remembering Jeff Murphy...
I would like to acknowledge all the time and effort he put into getting this project started.
His presence is missed but thanks to him many people will be able to continue their family
search over the internet at no cost. Thank you! Jeff Murphy 1947 - 2001