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Birth Registrations, 1853-1920

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1995-71; 2020-02
Birth Registrations, 1853-1920
Birth Registrations, 1853-1920

Scope and Contents

Annual birth registration ledgers compiled from original municipal returns & transcribed in duplicate as official records; one copy retained locally; second forwarded to the State. Includes date & location of birth, color or race of child, names & nativity of parents, occupation of father & birth order. May also include age of parents & name of informant.


  • 1853-1920


61.80 Linear Feet (74 containers)

Language of Materials



Rhode Island birth recordings filed pursuant to "An act to provide for a registration of Births, Marriages, & Deaths" passed February 16, 1850 & as amended February 6,1852.

Rhode Island Digital Archives

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Note: To request records of births and marriages under 100 years, and deaths under 50 years, please visit the Department of Health, Office of Vital Records or call 401-222-2811.

Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA