Books from which you may make lookup requests
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1900 New England Census Index CD; by Broderbund.
Please Note: The CD contains only the name of head of household, his/her city/ town and state and what film roll and page the full info is on. It does not contain the full index, but you will be able to find it with this information. 1900 New England Census Request
- Ancestry of Thirty-Three Rhode Islanders (Born in the eighteenth
-Twenty-Seven Charts of Roger Williams' Descendants to the Fifth Generation.
- An account of Lewis Latham, Falconer to King Charles., with a chart of his American descendants to the Fourth Generation.
-A list of 180 Existing Portraits of Rhode Island Governors, Chief Justices, Senators, Etc., and of Certain Military Officers, Divines, Physicians, Authors, Lawyers, Merchants, Etc. By John Osborne Austin, Albany, N. Y. Published by Joel Munsell's Sons 1889. RI Ancestry Lookup Request.
|Zachariah Allen, Sr, (wife Ann Crawford's ancestry)
William Ellery Channing
Richard Jackson (Mother Susanna Waterman's ancestry)
Nehemiah Rice Knight
Daniel Lyman (wife Mary Wanton's ancestry)
|Oliver Hazard Perry
Elisha Reynolds Potter, Sr
Descendants of Robert Austin of Kingstown, RI by Edith Austin Moore. Austin Lookup Request
Babcock Genealogy, compiled by Stephen Babcock, M.A. New York : Eaton & Mains, 1903. The author states "the work begins with James Badcock who settled in Portsmouth, RI in 1642, in Westerly in 1662 and died there in 1679. It includes the records of about 2000 families...Records for this book have been collected from Westerly and other town records and scores of published works...Colonial Records of RI and CT, Arnold's Vital Records of RI, Wheeler's History of Stonington, Smith's Civil and Military Lists of RI, Town Meeting Records of Portsmouth, RI, Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth and History of the Town of Plymouth. The much larger part has been gathered from family records that were never published." Babcock Lookup Request
The Descendants of Edward Card from England to Rhode Island to Nova Scotia Canada. The book covers from Edward Card to Richard, to James and Job and their descendants, from England in the year 1565 to the present. The manuscript was begun by Erlin Potts Bartlett, the grandfather of our lookup volunteer, and completed by Ruth M. Bartlett, 1998. CARD Books Lookup
The Descendants of Richard Card in Kings County [now Hants County] Nova Scotia, Canada, By Thomas A. Card M.D. 1973. A to Z Printing Co. This book covers Richard Card, his son Joseph, and his descendants to the year 1959. CARD Books Lookup
Census of the Inhabitants of the Colony of RI and Providence Plantations. 1774, 1984, by John R. Bartlett Lookup Request
The Coggeshall's in America. Genealogy of the Descendants of John Coggeshall of Newport with a brief notice of their English Antecedents. Compiled by Charles Pierce Coggeshall and Thellwell Russell Coggeshall. Published 1930 and reprinted 1982. Lookup Request
Corys of America Ancestors and Descendants, 2nd Edition, compiled and published by Al Bertus Cory, 1994 CORY Books Lookup
The Colonial Clergy and the Colonial Churches of New England, by Frederick Lewis Weiss. Originally published 1936 it lists all of the clergy from 1620 -1776 in New England, but also, gives the location of their origins, (England, for example). Churches Lookup
The Coggeshalls in America: Genealogy of the Descendants of John Coggeshall of Newport with a Brief Notice of Their English Antecedents; complied by Charles Pierce Coggeshall and Thellwell Russell Coggeshall, published by C.E. Goodspeed and Company, Boston, Massachusetts; 1930. This book goes down to the eighth generation, but does not carry down the female lines of descent. There is also a chapter on descendants of John Coggeshall and Amy Dwelly, as well as a section with "unclassified" members. Coggeshall Lookup
Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants, by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949. This is a 797 page volume that is still used by the Crandall Family Association to verify lineages. It has some errors, but it is a very extensive work. Like others, it does not carry out the female lines to any major extent. There is information on the Crandall ancestry that has never been proven, but the CFA is actively trying to pursue Elder John Crandall's roots in England and /or Wales. There is also a lot of useful information for allied families such as Witter and Burdick. Crandall Lookup
By The Name of Dyer, A Genealogical Record, by William Allan Dyer, Syracuse, NY, 1940. This is a very complete and reasonably reliable source for information about the progeny of William and Mary Dyer, early settlers in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (Boston, @1634/35). It includes a six page introduction regarding Dyers in America, over 260 pages of lineage for the first six generations of the William and Mary Dyer family in Rhode Island, and a 33 page index of names, both Dyer and related names. Dyer LookUp
The Earle Family,
Ralph Earle And His Descendants,
Pliny Earle of Northampton, Massachusetts.
Printed For The Family,
Press of Charles Hamilton, 1888. Earle LookUp
Elm Grove Cemetery Inscriptions, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, by Althea H. McAleer, 2000. See Graveyards of North Kingstown below. Request Lookup
English Ancestry of the Pilgrim Fathers, by Banks. Originally printed in 1929. This is a good source for those looking for Mayflower Roots. Lists passengers of the Mayflower, Fortune, Anne, and Little James, 1621-1623. Request Pilgrim Lookup
The Gardiners of Narragansett Being a Genealogy of the Descendants of George Gardiner The Colonist 1638 - Caroline E. Robinson, 1919. Gardiner Lookup
Gorton Research - anyone needing assistance tracing their
early GORTON lines in and around Manchester, England, can contact David
Crithchley from Leigh, England.
Graveyards of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Althea H. McAleer, Beatrix Hoffius, Deby Jecoy Nunes, 1992, published by Althea H. McAleer, New England Historic Genealogy Society. Included is a detailed map of Washington County with each gravesite marked. The book does not include include Elm Grove Cemetery and Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery because of their size. See Elm Grove book above. Request Lookup
The Hazard Family of Rhode Island 1635-1894; Being a Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Hazard, with Sketches of the Worthies of this Family, and Anecdotes Illustrative of their Traits and also of the Times in which they Lived; Caroline E. Robinson, Boston, printed for the author, 1895. This carries the family down to the tenth generation, but the best info is in the earlier generations with the later ones being limited in their info. This book does not deal exclusively with male lines of descent. Anyone with Potters may find some info worthwhile in the book. Slaves are also mentioned in the book, both as willed property, and in anecdotal sections, although there are no lineages per se. Hazard Lookup
The Howard Genealogy Descendants of John Howard from 1643 to 1903 by Heman Howard of Bridgewater, Mass. , printed by the Standard Printing cl, Brockton, Mass. Request Lookup
Immigrants to America Appearing in English Records,by Frank Smith, published in 1976 by Everton Publishers. Numerous English sources were used from the year 1607 to about 1750. Request Lookup
Irish Rhode Islanders of the American Revolution, 1903, by Thomas Hamilton Murray. Lookup Request
The Lillibridges of the World, 1994, by Donna E. (Rupchis) Lillibridge and John Lillibridge. Also lookups from their Lillibridge database. Request Lookup
Marriage Notices for the United States, 1785-1794, by Charles K. Bolton. This title is very misleading, as the notices were published by the Massachusetts Centiniel and Columbian Centiniel between 1785-1794. Request Lookup
Maxson Family Records: The Maxson Family descendants of John Maxson and wife Mary Mosher of Westerly, Rhode Island, by Walter LeRoy Brown, RFD 1, Albion, NY 1954. Printed by The Eddy Printing Co, Albion, NY. Request Lookup
The Early History of Narragansett; with an appendix of original documents, many of which are now for the first time published. By Elizha R. Potter, Jr. Vol. III of Collections of the Rhode-Island Historical Society. c 1835. Request Lookup
History of Norwich, Connecticut from it's possession by the Indians, to the year 1866, by Frances Manwaring Caulkins, John Trumball Press, Norwich, CT, 1989. Various information about the town of Norwich. Because Norwich is about 30 minutes from the current RI border, most of the information contained in this book concerns people who freely moved between RI and CT due to the proximity of the two states. Norwich Lookup
A Man Called Sampson, 1580-1989, by Will and Rudi Ottery, Penobscot Press, Camden, ME, 1989. This book covers the migration of Sampson OCCUM family from CT to NY and then to WI. Sampson Lookup
The OpDyck Genealogy, by Charles Opdyck, 1889. Weed, Parson and Co., Albany NY. Part of the book is about the Updykes of Wickford and RI OpDyck Genealogy Request
The Pequots in Southern New England, The Fall and Rise of an American Indian Nation, edited by Laurence M Hauptman and James D Wherry, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman and London, 1990. Pequots Lookup
Genealogies of the Potter Families and Their Descendants in America to the Present Generation with Historical and Biographical Sketches. Edited by Charles Edward Potter. Boston, Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 24 Franklin Street. 1888. This book has information on several lines of the Potter families, including Nathaniel Potter and Robert Potter of Rhode Island, Anthony Potter of Ipswich, and various other Potter families. There is not a lot of documentation, however, so this book should be used with caution! Potter Lookup
The Rhode Island 1777 Military Census, 1985, Mildred M.
Rhode Island Jewish Genealogy: Questions regarding your Rhode Island Jewish genealogy research problems may be sent to Dr. George M. Goodwin of the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association. Please provide as much information as possible about your line and allow a minimum of two weeks for a response.
Rhode Island Passenger Lists, Port of Providence 1798-1808; 1820-1872 and Ports of Bristol and Warren 1820-1871 By Maureen A. Taylor, 1995. This contains the names of about 4,000 people who entered these Rhode Island ports. Providence and Bristol/Warren lists. Genealogical Publishing Company, N.E.H.G.S. Passenger Lists Lookup
Vital Records of Saybrook Colony, 1635-1860,compiled under the direction of Elizebeth Bull Plimpton, Saybrook Press, Saybrook, CT, 1985. This book contains vital records from the following towns in CT for the above dates: Chester, Deep River, Essex, Old Saybrook and Westbrook. Most of the information contained in this book concerns people who freely moved between RI and CT due to the proximity of the two states. Saybrook Lookup
A Genealogy of the Southworths (Southards) descendants of Constant Southworth with a sketch of the family in England, by Samuel G. Webber, A.B., M.D. (Harvard), written in 1905. Request Lookup
A Survey of American Church Records, Volume 1, by Kirkham Request Lookup
The Tillinghast Family 1560-1971, by Rose C. Tillinghast, 1972. Lookups available from a member of the Tillinghast Family Society. Request a Tillinghast Lookup.
Topographical Dictionary of English Immigrants to New England, by Banks, originally published in 1937, this copy is 1976. Covers the years 1620 - 1650 for New England. Lookup Request
The Winthrop Fleet of 1630, by Banks, originally published in 1930, this copy is 1976. Describes how the expedition was assembled, and contains brief notes on each of the passengers, as well as where they came from. Request Lookup
History of the First Church in Roxbury Mass. There are several RI families in this book. It covers the years 1630-1904. Churches Lookup
If you own Rhode Island genealogy books, and/or CDs, and would be willing to volunteer to do lookups, please e-mail me with the full title, author, publisher of any materials.
Généalogie, French Canadian
Two searchable databases can be used; one of all the Lamberts, and the other is the "Lambert dit Robillard." database. This last refers to Robillard because a Robillard changed his name to Lambert. Lambert is also common as a first name in France. There is also extensive information on the ancestors of Eustache Lambert, Aubin Lambert dit Champagne, and Pierre Lambert.
Areas covered are all in Canada, the Province of Québec: Beause, Québec, Trois-Riviere, Louiseville, St-Cutbert, St-Didace, and St-Charles Mandeville.
Les recherches en français sont les bienvenues.
Please allow at least two weeks for a response. Send your requests to Gaëtan Lambert. Please include your email address in the message, and as much information about the subject of your request as you have.
Below is a list of a few books currently available for purchase. This list is for your convenience, and does not suggest an endorsement, nor are lookups available from any of these publications at this time.
Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island - Jane Fletcher Fiske. Award winning genealogy based on primary research. It is a twelve generation genealogy of Thomas Cooke, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts, in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643. 1987. Two Volumes. Jane Fletcher Fiske, N.E.H.G.S
Gleanings From Newport Court Files 1659-1783 - Jane Fletcher Fiske. Ca. 650 pages, 6 by 9 hardbound. Consists of 1182 abstracts of case files and documents; includes depositions, accounts, deeds, wills, etc., some of which fill in gaps in the surviving Newport records. Jane Fletcher Fiske
The Life and Times of Samuel Gorton - Adelos Gorton, 1907. Extensive book over 900 pages of Gorton lineage. Includes early history of Samuel Gorton, Religious Freedom Leader and his estaablishment of the first government in America. The founders and the Founding of the Republic, early United States History, also includes History of The Colony of Providence and the Rhode Island Plantations in The Narragansett Indian Country Years 1592-1636-1677-1687. Also has extensive GREENE Family Lineage and CRANDALL Lineages included. New England Historic Genealogy Society (N.E.H.G.S)
Samuel Gorton of Rhode Island and His Descendants - Thomas Gorton, 1982. This book by Thomas Gorton of Lawrence Kansas starts where the 1907 book stops and continues the Gorton Lineage. Has details 57 pages of Samuel Gortons early struggles against the Mass. Bay Society, for his type of Religious Freedom. First Governor of the Rhode Island Providence Plantations. Founder of Warwick, RI.
Graveyards of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Althea H. McAleer, Beatrix Hoffius, Deby Jecoy Nunes, 1992, published by Althea H. McAleer, New England Historic Genealogy Society (N.E.H.G.S). Included is a detailed map of Washington County with each gravesite marked. The book does not include include Elm Grove Cemetery and Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery because of their size.
Isaiah Green and Elizabeth Tefft of Charlestown, Rhode Island and Stonington, Connecticut, with Eight Generations of Their Descendants, by Judith (Green) Watson. Isaiah Green (1771-1841) was the son of Joshua Green of Charlestown, RI; Elizabeth Tefft (1774-1854) was the daughter of George5 (James4, John3, Samuel2, John1) Tefft of South Kingstown, RI. Their children married into early RI and CT families of Clark(e), Perry, Denison, Miner, and Noyes. The book includes detailed information about 979 of their descendants, female as well as male lines. It follows a modified Register format. There are 98 photos (the earliest is from 1849), over 120 newspaper articles, information about military service, tombstone inscriptions, and even a wedding invitation or two! The hardcover book is 6 in. by 9 in., is 736 pages, and is indexed. For more information, contact the author Judith (Green) Watson, PvtGreenie@AOL.com
Guide to Narragansett Bay Area Graveyards, Association for Gravestone Studies. This guide locates over fifty Rhode Island & Massachusetts graveyards that feature the work of 'the Narragansett Bay carvers' and a number of other 18th century stonecutters. 16 pages, 19 illustrations
Descendants of James and Margaret Huling of Newport, Rhode Island and Lewes, Delaware; Compiled by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes; edited by Jane Fletcher Fiske This thorough Huling genealogy covers 12 generations. Other names treated are Allen, Arnold, Aylesworth, Brown, Case, Clarke, Gardner, Green, Haasnoot, Havens, Hopkins, Johnson, Matteson, Nichols, Sherman, Smith, Spencer, Tillinghast, Vaughn, Whitman, and Wilcox.1984. Jane Fletcher Fiske, New England Historic Genealogy Society (N.E.H.G.S)
Name Changes in Rhode Island, 1800-1880, abstracted by Maureen Taylor, The New England Historic Genealogy Society (N.E.H.G.S), 1995. This little booklet lists name changes as a result of adoptions, divorces, etc.
The Narragansett Historical Register, A Magazine, edited by James N. Arnold, Heritage Classic, 1994 - 1996, 9 Volumes. Vol. 1 1882-3, Vol. 2 1883-4, Vol. 3 1884-5, Vol. 4 1885-6, Vol. 5 1886-87, Vol. 6 1888, Vol. 7 1889, Vol. 8 1890 & Vol. 9 1891. Each has an index of persons and places.
Rhode Island Court of Trials 1671-1704: 260 pages, transcribed verbatim by Jane Fletcher Fiske. Includes Cornell murder trial, courtmartial of Indians for atrocities in King Philip's War. Jane Fletcher Fiske
Register of Seaman's Protection Certificates from the Providence, Rhode Island Customs District, 1796-1870 From the Custom House Papers in the Rhode Island Historical Society. Based on an index created from registers of Seaman's Protection Certificates for the Port of Providence RI, this work lists nearly 10,000 seamen. Clearfield. 1995, New England Historic Genealogy Society (N.E.H.G.S)
A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. By JAMES SAVAGE, originally pub. 1860. Description with links; Link to sections and zipped files of complete book.
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