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Marriage Registrations, 1853-1921

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1995-70; 2020-02
Marriage Registrations, 1853-1920
Marriage Registrations, 1853-1920
Marriage Index, 1901-1920 [Digitization of these records is ongoing]
Marriage Index, 1901-1920 [Digitization of these records is ongoing]

Scope and Contents

Annual marriage registration ledgers compiled from original municipal returns & transcribed in duplicate as official records; one copy retained locally; second forwarded to the State. Includes name, age, color or race, place of birth & parents of bride & groom, occupation of groom & name & official station of person by whom joined. May include nativity of parents & witnesses.


  • 1853-1921


27.63 Linear Feet (68 containers)

Language of Materials



Rhode Island marriage 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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Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA