Genealogical Resources


You can use Ancestry from home temporarily!

Ancestry has been kind enough to let our patrons use the site from home during the COVID-19 crisis.  Use the link below to sign on to the site. It will take you to the library catalog, where you can sign in with your library card, then you will be taken to the home screen of Ancestry. 



Ancestry Library Edition - from the Library only

 Additional materials at the library for your genealogy research

- we have created an index to the obituaries found in our Warren Times Gazette microfilm newspaper collection, from years 1825-1992.  Use the index to locate the paper date for the obituary.  You can print to the library printer or scan the item to a PDF file from the microfilm reader. 

- the 1865 RI State Census for East Providence, Pawtucket, Barrington, Bristol and Warren, and the name index, on microfilm.

-the 1875 RI State Census for Bristol, Warren, Barrington and Pawtucket, on microfilm.

-local yearbooks for Warren High School and Fatima.

-many books of local family genealogy, and RI genealogy sources. 


Rhode Island Historical Presevation & Heritage Commission - state survey PDFs

Rhode Island


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