Genealogical Resources

Ancestry Library Edition

Access only at the library


New England Historical Genealogical Society

Access only at the library

Since 1845, NEHGS has been the country's leading research center for genealogists and family historians of every skill level. With George Hail Library's subscription, you have unlimited searching of the secure NEHGS online databases through the website. NEHGS genealogists include experts in early American, Irish, English, Scottish, and Canadian research.

HeritageQuest Online

(available through

Research your ancestry through America's largest commercial genealogy archive. Includes digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with full-text genealogy and local history collections.

Hint: In the partially indexed 1930 Census, choose Browse to view records by state, county and location.

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Access from home (enter library barcode)

Rhode Island

Bristol County Genealogy Resources

Rhode Island History Links


Find a Grave

The Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project 

Rhode Island Cemeteries

Rhode Island Presidents and Governors


Cyndi's List

Daughters of the American Revolution

Ellis Island

Family Search Internet Genealogy Service

French Canadian Genealogy Resources

Mayflower History

US Gazetteer - from the US Census Bureau

National Archives and Records Administration - NARA home page

National Archives and Records Administration - NARA in Waltham, MA

Vital Statistics - US