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Rhode Island Genealogy & History Books: General Interest

Rhode Island County- or Town- Specific History Books:

Bristol - Newport Counties
Providence - Washington Counties

Rhode Island Folks & Families: Biographies, Autobiographies, Genealogies, etc., by Surname

Rhode Island Patriots:  Military History

Uniquely Rhode Island: Vintage Postcards,  Cookbooks, Maps & More

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  Rhode Island Genealogy CD's

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Compendium of New England Pioneers CD

Genealogies of Rhode Island Families: from the New England Historical & Genealogical Register CD

Early New England Settlers, 1600s-1800s CD

Genealogical Dictionary of New England, 1600s-1700s CD

Rhode Island Genealogy & History Books: General Interest

Rhode Island General Court of Trials, 1671-1704 icon

Huguenots in Rhode Island

New England Family Histories icon

The New England Gazetteer icon

The Last Word: the Lure and Lore of Early New England Graveyards icon

Census of the Inhabitants of the Colony of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, 1774 icon

Native American Directory: Vital Records of Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and Wisconsin icon

New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Rhode Island Freemen, 1747-1755: a Census of Registered Voters

History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Rhode Island Passenger Lists: Port of Providence, 1798-1808, 1820-1872: Port of Bristol and Warren, 1820-1871: Compiled from United States Custom House Papers icon

The Narragansett Historical Register

Picturesque Rhode Island Pen and Pencil Sketches
(1881)

Rhode Island Genealogical Register

Fifty Great Migration Colonists to New England & Their Origins (Heritage Classic)

Lineages of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantat

Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island; Genealogical Records and Historical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of Many of the Old Families... icon

Register of Seamen's Protection Certificates from the Providence, Rhode Island Customs District...

Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England, 1620-1675

Civil and Military List of Rhode Island, 1647-1800: A List of All Officers Elected by the General Assembly from the Organization of the Legislature Government of the Colony to 1800

Art of Family: Genealogical Artifacts in New England
"In this lavishly illustrated volume, which features over 200 halftones and sixteen color plates from public and private collections, distinguished experts in history, art, and genealogy explore the important but often overlooked relationship between material culture and family history in New England during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. The contributors examine a broad range of family record artifacts, including genealogical samplers, mourning embroideries, pen-and-ink family registers, gravestones, heraldica, textiles, furniture, silver, and portraiture. An indispensable resource on the world of decorative arts and its significance in preserving 'family identity,' this beautiful work provides much valuable information and research clues for modern-day genealogists."

Rhode Island Freeman 1747-1755: a Census of Registered Voters

Proceedings of the Rhode Island Historical Society

Genealogies of Rhode Island Families from Rhode Island Periodicals

Genealogies of Rhode Island Families: From the New England Historical and Genealogical Register icon

The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island; Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690 (With Many Families Carried to the Fourth Generation)
"This legendary work consists of alphabetically arranged genealogical tables of approximately 500 Rhode Island families, representing thousands of descendants of pre--1690 settlers, all carried to the third generation, and some--about 100 families-- carried to the fourth. The majority of the entries contain records of births and, in all but the last generation, marriages, deaths, and places of residence, with excerpts from wills and deeds and other court records. Our reprint contains the following added material: (1) additions and corrections consisting of 104 pages by G. Andrews Moriarty; (2) manuscript notations and marginalia in various hands, including cross-references to material in The American Genealogist; and (3) a Foreword by Albert T. Klyberg, director of the Rhode Island Historical Society. "

Rhode Island Arms Makers and Gunsmiths, 1643-1883
"A serious and informative study by well known and respected authority, William O. Achtermeier. This hardcover book contains information on an important area of American arms making."

Italian-Americans in Rhode Island (Images of America)

Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700
"A highly esteemed guide to New England ancestry, this work consists of an alphabetically arranged list of nearly 15,000 heads of families who arrived in New England in the 17th century. For each, the known facts are supplied, and this includes the earliest place of residence in New England, the place of emigration, where the emigrant moved to in New England, occupation, dates of birth and death, the derivation of surnames, and the source citations."

Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Rhode Island

Rhode Island Land Evidences

Brotherly Love: Murder and the Politics of Prejudice in Nineteenth-Century Rhode Island
"An intriguing account of a New England rush to judgment in the Jacksonian Era. The murder of textile manufacturer Amasa Sprague on New Year's Eve 1843 in Spragueville, Rhode Island, launched an enthusiastic but careless manhunt led by the victim's brother William (US senator from Rhode Island) and carried out by longtime residents of town. ... "

Lord, Please Don't Take Me in August: African Americans in Newport and Saratoga Springs, 1870-1930

Rand McNally Co. 's 1901 Colour Map of the State of Rhode Island

Runaways, Deserters, and Notorious Villains from Rhode Island Newspapers

Off Soundings: Aspects of the Maritime History of Rhode Island icon

A Maritime Album: 100 Photographs and Their Stories

Memoir Concerning the French Settlements and French Settlers in the Colony of Rhode Island  

Rhode Island Imprints: A List of Books, Pamphlets, Newspapers and Broadsides Printed at Newport, Providence, Warren Rhode Island Between 1727 and 1800 icon

Ancestry of Thirty-Three Rhode Islanders (Born in the Eighteenth Century) icon

Traveling Around Aquidneck Island 1890-1930 (How We Got Around) icon

Historic Highway Bridges of Rhode Island icon

Picturesque Narragansett: An Illustrated Guide to the Cities, Towns and Famous Resorts of Rhode Island

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Rhode Island Folks & Families: Biographies, Autobiographies, Genealogies, etc., by Surname

Little Compton Families

Some Prudence Island ALLENs: With a Few Connected Families

Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas ANGELL, Who Settled in Providence, 1636

The AVERY, FAIRCHILD & PARK Families of Massachusetts, Connecticut, & Rhode Island

Record of Ancestors and Descendants of Edward BARBER of Hopkinton, Rhode Island and wife Phebe TILLINGHAST

Historical and Genealogical Record of the Descendants as far as known of Richard and Joan BORDEN who Settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island May 1638; with Historical and Biographical Sketches of Some of Their Descendants

Record of the Descendants of Charles BOWLER. England-1740-America, Who Settled in Newport, Rhode Island icon

BROWN Families of Bristol Counties, MA & RI, from the Immigrants...

The BROWNs of Providence Plantation icon

Ancestry of Jeremy CLARKE of Rhode Island and DUNGAN Genealogy

Genealogy of the CORNELL Family, Being an Account of the Descendants of Thomas CORNELL of Portsmouth, Rhode Island

A Brief Sketch of Family History of Walter W. CORNELL, Showing Both Paternal and Maternal Lines of Descent From Thomas CORNELL of Portsmouth, Rhode Island and the Father of Sir Francis DRAKE, the Navigator icon

The Two Williams: William King COVELL, 1802-1890 & William King COVELL, 1833-1919. Story of Nineteenth (19th) Century Newport, Rhode Island & Wilmington, North Carolina icon

Some Descendants of Robert DENNIS of Portsmouth, Rhode Island

The FALES Family of Bristol, Rhode Island. Ancestry of Haliburton FALES of New York

FINNEY - PHINNEY Families in America: Descendants of John FINNEY of Plymouth and Barnstable, Massachusetts and Bristol, Rhode Island; of Samuel FINNEY of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and of Robert FINNEY of New London, Pennsylvania

GARDINER - GARDNER Genealogy: Including the English Ancestry of George GARDINER, Immigrant Ancestor of Newport, R.I., and Many of His Descendants... icon

The GARDINERs of Narragansett: Being a Genealogy of the Descendants of George GARDINER the Colonist, 1638 icon

GORHAM Family in Rhode Island icon 

Samuel GORTON of Rhode Island and His Descendants icon

Life and Times of Samuel GORTON...and a History. of the Colony of Providence and Rhode Island Plantations

The GOULDs of Rhode Island

The Edward GRANT Family and Related Families in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and California: A Multi-Ancestor Genealogy With Historical Notes icon

The GREENEs of Rhode Island, with Historical Records of English Ancestry, 1534-1902

GREENEs of Warwick in Colonial History icon

The History of Levi GREENE of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Michigan and His Descendants

The HAZARD Family of Rhode Island, 1635-1894

Boatbuilders of Bristol: the Story of the Amazing HERRESHOFF Family icon

The Descendants of Benjamin JAMES, Narragansett, 1665

American KENYONs: History of KENYONs & English Connections of American KENYON; Genealogy of the American KENYONs of Rhode Island

Randall LEWIS of Hopkinton, Rhode Island and Delaware County, New York and Some of His Descendents

The MAXSON Family: Descendants of John MAXSON and Wife Mary MOSHER of Westerly, Rhode Island

Descendants of Nathaniel MOWRY, of Rhode Island

Some Records of the NORTHRUP and TUCKER Families of Rhode Island: With Notes on Intermarrying Families

PECKHAM Genealogy: The English Ancestors and American Descendants of John Peckham of Newport, Rhode Island, 1630

The PERRYs of Rhode Island... the BOSWORTH - BOURN - PERRY Homestead

REED - READ Lineage, Captain John REED of Providence, Rhode Island and Norwalk, Connecticut

The House of ROBINSON: The ROBINSONs of Rhode Island: Their Genealogy and Letters and the History of the ROBINSON & Son Oil Company of Baltimore, Maryland

Recollections of Olden Times: Rowland ROBINSON of Narragansett and His Unfortunate Daughter, with Genealogy of the ROBINSON and HAZARD Families of Rhode Island. Also, Genealogical Sketch of the HAZARDs of the Middle States

The House of Robinson: The Robinsons of Rhode Island: Their Genealogy and Letters and the History of the Robinson & Son Oil Company of Baltimore, Maryland icon

A Partial Record of the Descendants of John TEFFT, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and the Nearly Complete Record of the Descendants of John TIFFT, of Nassau, New York icon

The Diary of Capt. Samuel TILLINGHAST of Warwick, Rhode Island, 1757-1766

Nicholas UTTER of Westerly, Rhode Island and a Few of His Descendants icon

Correspondence of Governor Samuel WARD: May 1775-March 1776 and Genealogy of the WARD Family (Thomas WARD, Son of John of Newport and Some of His Descendants) icon

The American Family of John WATSON of the Narragansett Country, Rhode Island

WILLIAMS: Roger Williams of Providence, RI

A WINSOR Family History icon
History of the WINSOR, ANGELL, and DRAPER families in Rhode Island.

One Hundred Ninety-six Grandparents: Some Descendants of John WOOD of Rhode Island (1655) and Some of Their Ancestors

George HAYWARD: A Line From Concord, Massachusetts, 1635; and John WOOD: a Line From Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Beginning Before 1655 icon

WOODMANs of Rhode Island: Descendants of John WOODMAN of Little Compton, A Family Tree

Some Records of Persons by the Name of WORDEN, Particularly of Over One Thousand of the Ancestors, Kin, and Descendants of John and Elizabeth WORDEN

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Rhode Island Patriots:  Military History

Building Early American Warships: The Journal of the Rhode Island Committee for Constructing the Continental Frigates Providence & Warren, 1775-1777 icon

"Death Seem'd to Stare:" The New Hampshire and Rhode Island Regiments at Valley Forge

Revolutionary Defences in Rhode Island an Historical Account of the Fortifications and Beacons Erected During the American Revolution, with Muster Rolls of the Companies Stationed Along the Shores of Narragansett Bay. With Maps, Plans, and Illustrations (1896)

The History of the Great Indian War of 1675 and 1676, Commonly Called Philip's War. Also, the Old French and Indian Wars from 1689 to 1704, by Thomas Church, Esp. With Numerous Notes and an Appendix

The Rhode Island 1777 Military Census icon

The History of Warren, Rhode Island, in The War of the Revolution, 1776-1783

The Medals and Tokens of Rhode Island icon

King Philip's War: Based on the Archives and Records of Massachusetts, Plymouth, Rhode Island and Connecticut, and Contemporary Letters

History Of The Twelfth Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers In The Civil War

The History of Battery B, 1st Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery

Rhode Island in the Colonial Wars. a List of Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors in King George's War, 1740-1748 icon

Touched by the Dragon: Experiences of Vietnam Veterans from Newport County, Rhode Island

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Uniquely Rhode Island: Vintage Postcards, Cookbooks, Maps & More

Original Historic Newspaper: The Providence Daily Post: February 18, 1863

Art of the State: Rhode Island
"Founded by independent thinker Roger Williams, Rhode Island was the first colony to declare independence from England, and the last to ratify the Constitution. Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it boasts beautiful beaches, the Narragansett Bay, splendid Newport mansions, boat races, and music festivals. This illustrated tribute captures all that is special about a state that is home to Brown University, costume jewelry giants Monet and Trifari, Hasbro toys, and more artists per capita than any other state.  120 illustrations, 100 in full color."

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries: Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island

1933 Map: Newport and the Historic Island of Rhode Island. on the Scenic Route to Sakonnet Cape Cod and New England's Greatest Seashore Resorts icon

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