Rhode Island Query Information
READ, Tips for creating a good query.
Query forms have been developed by
your RIGenWeb Coordinators. In addition to a separate form for each RI County,
there is one to be used for queries when the RI county for the query is
not known. Each form also includes a place for your home page
a Bristol County Query and receive a copy by Email
a Kent County Query and receive a copy by Email
a Newport County Query and receive a copy by Email
Newport County is no longer accepting
a Providence County Query and receive a copy by Email
a Washington County Query and receive a copy by Email
a "RI County Not Known" Query Do NOT use this form if you know
the county. You will receive
a copy by Email. These queries will
Query and Surname list.
of the County? Please check the list of towns
and their counties.
County Page Links
Please allow at least two weeks for the query to
Tips for creating a good
Please include as much information as possible, including:
Full name of the person, with the SURNAME in CAPITAL letters,
given name lower case.
Known dates of birth, death, marriage, for the person and family
Most specific location known on this person (must name a
Your specific question about this person.
Your full - first and Surname.
Your correct Email address. If you don't receive a copy
of your query via the automatic E-mail, please contact the County Coordinator
Please do not include a colon ( : ) or a series of dashes (
--- ) - these confuse the program used for generating the pages. One dash
( - ) is fine.
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Important note: Some queries that have been received
that did not specify a county. This is the only place where these queries,
and the new "RI County Not Known" queries, will be posted.
The combined lists of all the queries, surnames, and researchers
that are listed in the queries posted to the various counties in Rhode Island
can be found here.
These pages will help you to locate your ancestors if they
moved from county to county or, you if you do not know which county they
You can also find out if others are researching the same lines
as you, along with their e-mail address so that you may contact them.