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My main purpose is to acquire and post information that will be of use to others doing genealogy research in Kent County Rhode Island, Click here for tips on how to find specific information about specific persons and places, if you are new to these Pages, Genealogy, and/or the internet please check the FAQ Page for answers to most of your questions.
The Rhode Island Groups at Yahoo, aka The Rhode Island Friends Fun list, is the best place there is to learn about and discuss Rhode Island Genealogy and History, also a good place to meet some very friendly people who can answer most any questions you may have about Rhode Island The majority of the listers are the same ones who were so helpful on the RIGENWEB mail list until it was destroyed by the current RIGENWEB mail list administrator They will bend over backwards to help you in your Genealogy research
You may either join the group or just subscribe to their mail list
Here is a sample of some of their activities Rhode Island Friends Luncheons
tips on how and where to obtain information about specific persons and places
Frequently Asked Questions And Research Tips
Q - Where do I begin?
A - Get organized, if you are new to Genealogy and/or the internet the following sites will help get you started.
Q - Where can I find information about my ancestors
A - The following sites contain all types of Genealogical information, best of all there are no charges or fees of any type, there are many sites on the internet THAT DO have charges for the same information.
· The USGenWeb
Project - Home PageTHE
USGenWeb PROJECT is a non-commercial enterprise
with free information and services available to the public. Volunteers
· QUERIES - Posting & reading
· LOOK-UPS - Requesting Volunteer to do look ups
· Surnames: - Listing Your Surnames: (for that county)
· LINKS to Related Pages and Vital statistic sources
· BIBLIOGRAPHY of helpful addresses
· MAIL LISTS, most of the States and/or Counties have mail lists for you to subscribe to that will put you in contact with others who may be researching your same interests.
· RootswebThe Internet's Oldest and Largest Genealogy site on the internet.
· The Mormon Church, LDS, has been doing genealogy research for hundreds of years. They have Family History Centers around the world, in the USA they are located in several of the larger cities, their main library is located in Salt Lake City.They do have some fees but they are very minimal and are for supplies and materials only.They now have an online site that has just recently been set up and is still in the testing stage.All though this site contains an enormous amount of information it does not compare to the amounts found in their local libraries.
Q - How do I locate other persons who may be researching my same Genealogy lines?
A - Through search engines, query Pages, and mail lists
Surname search engines
The Surname Helper search engine will search through thousands of online Genealogy databases, Surname Pages, and Query Pages for the Surnames: you request.They will return Pages of links to the information, the posted information will usually contain the email address of the owner or contributer of the information.
Site Search Engines
The following engines will search their respective Pages
Mail Lists are one of the most useful Genealogy tools on the internet, there are lists for just about every topic, area, and surname that you can think of.Through the lists you can contact others who may be researching the same interests as you.You will find thousands of mail lists and instructions on how to subscribe to them at:
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