Find your ancestors in Rhode Island births & baptisms 1600-1935

What can these records tell me?

Each result will provide you with a transcript of key information transcribed from the original source material. The amount of detail will vary from record to record, but most transcripts will include the following information:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Birth year
  • Birth date
  • Baptism year
  • Father’s first name(s)
  • Mother’s first name(s)
  • Place
  • State
  • Volume, folio, file, and page information

Discover more about these records

The state of Rhode Island is located in New England, on the Atlantic coast of the United States. Rhode Island’s history is, in many instances, the history of the United States. It was one of the original Thirteen Colonies – and the first amongst them to renounce allegiance to the British Crown. As Rhode Island is a coastal state, it offered a potential destination for incoming ships, particularly at the port town of Newport, and despite having abolished slavery in 1652, Rhode Island became ‘the epicenter of the North American slave trade’ by the early part of the eighteenth century.