Newport County, RI Sources
Rhode Island Vital
Birth Certificate, Death Record, Marriage License & more; County
Directory Of The First Baptist Church, Newport,
The 1670 Grand Deed
of the area that
became Tiverton, signed by "Josiah Winslow Esq.
Gov.r of the colony
of new plymouth Major William Bradford Treasurer."
Island Families Association.
of the Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Rhode Island Vital Records,
Rhode Island Wills.
Newport County Courthouse
Newport, RI 02840
Telephone: (401) 846-9600
- Murray Judicial Complex
(Superior, Family, and District Courts)
45 Washington Square
Newport, RI 02840
- Detailed, well documented. A scanned copy of the 1851 "Report on the
Poor and Insane in Rhode Island" by Thomas Hazard, is included.
The Portsmouth Cripple: Tales
From the Portsmouth Asylum
Cyndi's List of Genealogy
Sites on the Internet - Rhode Island
Geographic Names Information System - Newport County,
Go to the main
Geographic Names Information System - Online Data
Base Query Form,
and select RI and Newport County.
US Census Bureau Statistics links to a county map & RI Data
Records Repositories Directory Details of what is
held by the RI
Historical and Preservation Societies
Rhode Island Historical
Cemeteries Transcription Project Master Index -
- Little Compton Historical
Society, PO Box 577, Little Compton, RI 02837. Information (401)
635-4035. The society's headquarters is in Wilbor House, 548 West
Main Road (Route 77), Little Compton.
PO Box 4196, Middletown, RI 02842. Telephone (401) 849-1870
Newport County Genealogical Society, PO Box
4762, Middletown, RI
82 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840, Voice: 401-846-0813 Fax:
Newport County Genealogical Society, NCGS,
1151 Aquidneck Ave. Suite
417, Middletown, RI 02842
Newport County (Mansions, etc.)
Historical Society, P.O. Box 834, Portsmouth, RI
02871, (870 East
Main Road and Union St., Portsmouth) Phone: 401-683-9178, Email:
It is in the restored former Christian Union Church. There is
on the first floor with a small research library. The museum and
are open Memorial Day through Columbus Day on Sundays from 2 - 4. The
standing schoolhouse in Rhode Island is on the same property. Admission
Island Genealogical and Historical Societies
Island Consortium of Genealogical
and Historical Societies (RICON). This is an informal union
and historical societies, as well as other organizations which have an
interest in Rhode Island family history.
Records Repositories Directory Details of what is held by the
and Preservation Societies
Island Genealogical Society,
PO Box 433, Greenville, RI 02828
Rhode Island Historical Society, 110 Benevolent Street,
Historical Society Library,
121 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906, 401-331-8575
Historical & Preservation
Society, PO Box 93, Pascoag, RI 02859, 401-568-8534
Historical Society, Box 100, Charlestown, RI 02813-0100
Historical Society, 1351 Cranston St, Cranston, RI 02920,
Historical Society, 65 Hunts Mills Rd, Rumford, RI 02916.
P.O. Box 4774, East Providence, RI 02916 [In Hunt House, location of
Museum Reference Collection] 401-438-1750
Valley Preservation and
Historical Society,1679 Main Street, West Warwick, RI 02893,
Historical Society, Inc., 2636 Kingstown Road (On
Rt 138 - Across
from URI/Upper College Road ), Kingston, RI 02881, 401-783-1328
Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, 46 Aborn Street,
Island Jewish Historical
Association, 130 Sessions Street, Providence, RI 02906,
Island State Society DAR
National Society Daughters of The American Revolution
Rhode Island Society, Sons of the American Revolution,
c/o Robert Allen
Greene, President, Post Office Box 137, East Greenwich, RI 02818
Society of Mayflower Descendants
Williams Family Association,
35 Hodsell Street, Cranston, RI 02910
Rhode Island Department of State
Library Services (includes online catalogs).
Library Consortium is composed of ten
and fifteen health sciences libraries.
Aquidneck Park 300 Spring St., Newport, RI 02840 (401) 847-8720
Newport genealogical books. Some census, land and probate records on
- Newport Historical
82 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840 (401) 846-0813
Pre-1783 town records; church records; cemetery records; Newport and RI
Library & Athenaeum,
50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI, 02840. (401) 847-0292. Has a
of rare books and early American paintings.
Free Public Library,
2658 E Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871 (401) 683-9457
Public Library Services,
238 Highland Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878 (401) 625-6796
Commons, Little Compton, RI 02837 (401) 635-8562
Library 26 North Road, Jamestown, RI 02835 (401)
History & Miscellaneous
Rhode Island: A History. This emphasizes the Navy
in the City of
1900 Directory Of The First
Baptist Church Newport, Rhode Island
Touro Street Newport, Rhode Island 02840 (401) 847-4794
Years of an Ethnic
American family: with an emphasis on Newport
slave markers in
County Chamber of Commerce.
of Newport Rhode Island
Personages in Rhode Island's History, at the
Redwood Library and
Home Page (plenty of good information).
Jamestown RI - Rhode
Visitor Information with pictures & history
Compton Images and Tiverton
The History of Fort
guide to Newport
History, much of the information is about Newport.
Mass Transit Article
(Cory, Corry) Genealogy - Portsmouth and Tiverton
of Yaxley Genealogy,
including Philip Sherman of Rhode Island.