New Database – Rhode Island: Historical Cemeteries, 1647-2000

Gravestone of Ann Tiffany (1693-1721) from Tyler Point Burying Ground in Barrington, Rhode Island.

We are very happy to announce a new database today; the Rhode Island: Historical Cemeteries, 1647-2000. John Sterling has partnered with us and provided transcriptions and images produced by the volunteers of Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project for cemeteries across Rhode Island.

This database is organized into 39 volumes based on the city or town of the cemetery and provides information for 450,000 people and over 900,000 searchable names. The efforts to capture images of the gravestones is more recent, however, approximately 25% of the records have an image to go with them. For the remainder, there is a placeholder noting that the image is not available, and noting that you can see the birth and death details on the transcript page.

For most of the cemeteries, there GPS coordinates displayed on the transcript. This can be copied and pasted into a site such as Google Maps to see where the cemetery is located.

This database supersedes the index-only collection; Rhode Island: Historical Cemeteries Database Index, 1600-2001 which had about one-half the number of records. Anyone who has saved links to that database will still be able to access them.

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.