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Birth records, 1846-1920

Identifier: 2020-02

Content Description

From the Series: Birth and marriage records 100 years or older and death records 50 years or older are considered public records and may be obtained from the city or town hall where the event happened or through the Rhode Island State Archives. Vital Records are birth, death, marriage, and civil union documents. They are legal documents that contain information about the vital events of people in our society.


  • 1846-1920


90.667 Linear Feet (97 containers)

Language of Materials


Rhode Island Digital Archives

Requesting copies of vital records from the Rhode Island State Archives

Request your record using the Vital Records Request Form.

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