Rhode Island's Online Reference Center
Rhode Island history, U.S. and world history, genealogy, and more.
Online exhibitions about the history of the art and technology of photography.
The largest collection of documents and primary sources related to American visual arts.
Artistic images available for educational use.
A comprehensive encyclopedia of the history of art with endless illustrations and examples.
A digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form – find public domain audio, visual, and text based materials.
A digital record of American history and creativity.
Providing access to original and digitized documents to the Northeastern states.
Free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library’s vast collections.
Gateway for finding aids from archival collections in Rhode Island.
Read and learn about 100 influential documents in American history.
Selections from Providence Public Library’s unique and special collection.
Hundreds of collections of historical records from around the world.
Over 100 million searchable grave records, by cemetery, location, or person.
Death Records by state and city.
Find your ancestors buried anywhere in the state.
Advocates for the improvement and preservation of cemeteries in RI, with volunteer opportunities.
A database available to the public of deaths in the US reported to the Social Security Administration.
Research and an online community for African American genealogy.
The international body of licensed and specialist genealogists.
Become a certified genealogist.
America’s first immigration center.
A genealogy starting point.
Nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations.
Genealogy forms for free.
Create effective Google searches for genealogical purposes.
Tools and databases to research Jewish ancestry.
Records, resources, and guides for amateur archivists, federal employees, genealogists, and more.
Discover your family in New England.
The index of published obituaries.
Exhibits and research on Native American tribes and communities in North America.
The history and culture of Poland and the Polish people, with records available in the Polish Archives.
Join a group of Rhode Island researchers with workshops, lectures, and publications of historical records.
Connecting people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research.
The most comprehensive resource for finding vital records.
Biographies of US presidents.
Annotated links to over 1200 history websites and lesson plans, from EdTech Teacher Inc.
Download the texts of important historical documents.
A resource for students, educators and all lovers of American history.
Public domain primary source documents throughout history and the world.
Collecting and preserving the artifacts, photographs, documents, publications and genealogical records that relate to the history of Newport County.
Collecting, preserving, and sharing materials from Rhode Island’s past.
The state agency for historical preservation and heritage.
Records for books, maps, manuscripts, film, and more from the Rhode Island Historical Society.
Preservation of the history of the US Supreme Court.
A directory to understanding England’s best known legends.
Discover the mythology and history of the ancient Romans and Greeks.
Origins and stories behind our idioms and phrases.
An award-winning encyclopedia of world mythology, folklore, and religion.
Full texts of folktales and mythology,searchable by theme or origin.
Devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology.
Biographies of historical figures, online and on TV.
A valuable and overlooked research tool when looking for the history of particular individuals.
The oldest, most established antiques and collectible trading community.
The famous collection of record holders in a wide range of topics.
3000 years of world history including 480 biographical lifelines and numerous colorful maps.
The history and context of literary movements, focusing on Western Europe and North America.
The official list of the Nation’s places worthy of preservation.
Award-winning, historical reference.
The preserved documentary record of the Vietnam War.