Rhode Island Vital Records


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How to Obtain Rhode Island Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

This page provides information on obtaining copies of Rhode Island birth certificates, Rhode Island marriage licenses, Rhode Island divorce decrees and Rhode Island death records. There are also useful links to past Rhode Island Vital Records for those of you conducting family history research. General information about US vital records can be viewed on this site's homepage

Rhode Island birth, marriage and death certificates may be obtained from the following government office:

Office of Vital Records
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 101
Providence, RI 02908-5097

Rhode Island birth, marriage and death certificate order forms as well as more information are available on the following pages:

The Rhode Island Department of Health may be contacted by phone on (401) 222-2811 or online at http://www.healthfinder.gov/orgs/hr0823.htm

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Other Rhode Island Vital Records Resources
I have included these additional sites because they may contain Rhode Island vital records (birth records, marriage records, divorce records or death records) that you might find useful if you are conducting genealogy research:

NewspaperObituaries.net - Rhode Island a directory of  thousands of obituaries with a page of obituary indexes for each Rhode Island county

World's Largest Newspaper Archive instantly search 12 million newspaper pages of birth, marriage, death and obituary announcements etc. from 1690 - today

Search Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death Records Online - Instant Results over 2.5 Billion records

Rhode Island Birth Records free online birth indexes for Rhode Island

Search Rhode Island Marriage Records Online - a comprehensive collection of many online marriage databases for Rhode Island indexed in county order

USGenweb Archives Project - Rhode Island USGenWeb is an archive of free databases including vital and other records such as marriages, church records, wills,censuses and cemetery records.

Vital Records of Rhode Island, 1636-1850 in 1891, James N. Arnold began publishing a series of vital records books for the towns of Rhode Island. The series would go on to include church records and newspaper records, ultimately filling twenty-one volumes with information

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