State Research Guide: Rhode Island
10/1/2006
Shore up your Ocean State research.
When John Donne said “no man is an island,” he could have been describing family historians with Rhode Island roots. This tiniest of US states — measuring a mere 37×48 miles — boasts an inversely proportional genealogical bounty. From Providence to Pawtucket, you'll find family history tools at every turn.

In fact, the Ocean State offers so many research opportunities; you might feel adrift in a sea of records, finding aids, Web sites and more. But don't let that tidal wave of resources capsize your genealogical ship: Follow our advice to coast to new family tree finds.

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