Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Database Updated

Gravestone of Nathaniel G. Carpenter from Swan Point Cemetery in Providence (41°51’10.37″N 71°22’58.8″W).

We are very happy to have expanded the content in the Rhode Island: Historical Cemeteries, 1647-2000 database. In this update we have added gravestone images for over 8,000 people that did not have them before. In addition, we have added over 10,500 new records and searchable names to the database.

This update was made possible by support from John Sterling and the transcriptions and images produced by the volunteers of Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project who work in cemeteries across Rhode Island.

This database is organized into 42 volumes based on the city or town of the cemetery and provides information for 460,000 people and over 932,000 searchable names. The efforts to capture images of the gravestones is not complete; 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 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 web site such as Google Maps to see where the cemetery is located.

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