Five Years of the Rhode Island Roots Journal Added

King Charles II Charter from Volume 39.


We are very happy to have added 5 years of the genealogical journal Rhode Island Roots database. This update adds volumes 35 through 39 for the years 2009 to 2013. This update adds over 1,300 pages and nearly 22,000 searchable names.

The Rhode Island Genealogical Society publishes Rhode Island Roots quarterly. It features many Rhode Island records, such as cemetery and tax lists, General Assembly petitions, civil and military records, and genealogical articles — all focusing on Rhode Island families. Other features include articles about Rhode Islanders in other state census records, queries and a list of RI research volunteers. The authors include well-known genealogists as well as RIGS members with stories of their own families to tell.

The indexing for these records includes full names, Publication year (not the year of the record), and article titles and authors.

This update is made possible by the efforts of our volunteer David Anderson. If you have some time and would like to get involved in the digitization and indexing process please contact Rachel Adams, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator via email at

Please note: This database is available to all NEHGS members, including guest members. Consider membership.