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County Resources:

1797 Rhode Island map, Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Rhode Island

Statehood: 4 May 1776
13th state of the United States

Bordering states:
North: Massachusetts
East: Massachusetts
West: Connecticut

Capital and largest city: Providence

Map: Rhode Island, 1797
(click map to enlarge)
Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Resources

Institutions, Societies, and Government Websites

Archives Treasures, Rhode Island Department of State

Brown University Library Digital Collection

City of Providence List of Holdings

Coventry Historical Society

Providence College Digital and Special Collections

Providence Public Library Digital Collections

Redwood Library & Athenæum Special Collections

Rhode Island Genealogical Society

Rhode Island Historical Society

Rhode Island State Library

RIAMCO, Rhode Island Archival and Manuscript Collections Online

Salve Regina University Archives and Special Collections

South Kingstown Colonial Records,
Salve Regina University Archives & Special Collections

University of Rhode Island Rhode Island Election Ballots Collection

University of Rhode Island Historical Images

University of Rhode Island, Special Collections
Manuscripts and Personal Papers

University of Rhode Island, Susan Hale Collection, 1842–1934

Kent County

Warwick Town Records Collection, Rhode Island Historical Society Manuscripts Division

Newspapers

Newspapers.com: Rhode Island

Newspapers Archive: Rhode Island

Genealogy Bank: Rhode Island

Chronicling America: No digitized Rhode Island

NewsLibrary: Rhode Island

Community History Archive Newspapers:

Small Town Newspapers
(No Rhode Island listings)

Narragansett Times 1855–1856,
University of Rhode Island

Maps

Rhode Island Maps, Library of Congress

Rhode Island Landowner Maps, Library of Congress

Interactive Map of Rhode Island County Formation History, Maps of U.S.

Historical Maps Works: Rhode Island

Manuscripts

Rhode Island Manuscripts, Archive Grid

Rhode Island Manuscripts, Library of Congress

Additional websites

Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rhode Island

Rhode Island Historical Society Publications

Collections of the Rhode Island Historical Society, vol. 1, 1827.

Rhode Island Historical Society Collections, vol. 15, 1922.

Record Sets-State Level

Rhode Island Record Sets 
(Ancestry Collections)

Rhode Island Record Sets  (Family Search)

Virtual Libraries

State of Rhode Island

The Biographical Cyclopedia of Representative Men of Rhode Island, 1881.
Surname searches
Burlingame: Gorton Burlingame, p. 405; Rev. Maxey Whipple Burlingame, p. 335, 450; Olive Burlingame, p. 363.
Colvin: none.
Ralph: Phebe H. Ralph, p. 372.

Biographical Encyclopaedia of Connecticut and Rhode Island of the Nineteenth Century, H. Clay Williams, 1879.

Biographical History of the Manufacturers and Business Men of Rhode Island, at the Opening of the Twentieth Century, Joseph D. Hall, Jr., 1901.

The Charter Granted by His Majesty King Charles the Second, to the Colony of Rhode-Island, and Providence-Plantations in America, 1719.

The Close of the Late Rebellion, in Rhode-Island, 2nd edition, 1842.

Documentary History of Rhode Island, Howard M. Chapin, 1916.

Documentary History of Rhode Island, vol. 2, Howard M. Chapin, 1916.

Historical and Descriptive Sketches of the Counties, Cities and Principal Towns of the Six New England States, vol. 1, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Rev. R. H. Howard, A.M. and Prof. Henry E. Crocker, 1880.

History of Rhode Island, Rev. Edward Peterson, 1853.

History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, vol. 1, 1636–1700, Samuel Greene Arnold, 1859.

History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, vol. 2, 1700–1790, Samuel Greene Arnold, 1860.

Life of Roger Williams, the Founder of the State of Rhode Island, William Gammell, A.M., 1854.

Memoir of Roger Williams, the Founder of the State of Rhode-Island, James D. Knowles, 1834.

The Narragansett Historical Register, James N. Arnold, editor, 1889.

The Narragansett Planters: A Study of Causes, Edward Channing, 1886.

Order Book of the Revolution, Rhode Island, 1778.

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, vol. 1, 1908. Index

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, vol. 2, 1908.

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, vol. 3, 1908. Index

The Rhode Island Historical Magazine, vol. 5, 1884–1885.

Rhode Island Historical Tracts, 2nd series, no. 5, Rhode Island’s Gift to the Nation, Sidney S. Rider, 1897.

A Short History of Rhode Island, George Washington Greene, 1877.

The Spirit of Rhode Island History: A Discourse, Delivered Before the Rhode-Island Historical Society, Hon. Samuel Greene Arnold, 1853.

More

Kent County

The Early Records of the Town of Warwick, The Librarian of the Rhode Island Historical Society, 1926.

The History of Warwick, Rhode Island: From its Settlement in 1642 to the Present Time : including Accounts of the Early Settlement and Development of its Several Villages, Sketches of the Origin and Progress of the Different Churches of the Town, &c., &c., Oliver P. Fuller, 1875.

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