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Questions tagged [rhode-island]

For questions about ancestors and records in the US state of Rhode Island, including questions pertaining to the period before the state's admission to the US (1790) when it was a British colony.

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What is the teacher's last name?

Recently, I found my great-great grandmother's (Emily Griffiths) 5th grade report card from 1895 nailed to the wall in the attic over the garage (don't ask me why it was there, I took it down and put ...
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Finding 1879 Rhode Island marriage record from Ancestry index-only result?

A year or so ago I found this index-only marriage record for Richard Griffiths Jr. (no idea why they added a second "Griffiths" in) and Mary Gomersall on Ancestry. I believe it is for the right couple ...
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Narrowing down date of immigration from England to USA?

I have an ancestor named Richard Dugdale who was probably born in 1845 (although 1844 and 1848 are also possible) somewhere in England (possibly Manchester or Bristol) and died in 1909 in ...
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Finding more information about Rhode Island grave stone bearing date range 1897-1923?

Some ancestors of mine immigrated to the US. Jose Correia in 1915 and afterwards his wife, child and mother-in-law. It seems his wife died while in labor and afterwards the family came back to ...
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What do index numbers mean in Rhode Island Register of Marriages, Births, and Deaths?

I've been unable to figure out what these index numbers in the leftmost column of Rhode Island Marriage, Births, and Deaths registers indicate. The image below is from the first page of the Births/...