Rhode Island history

Submitted by kwells on Wednesday April 09, 2014

Do you utilize cemetery records for your family research?  Locating the burial sites of your ancestors can provide a great deal of information about your family members.  The marker or stone can provide

Submitted by kwells on Friday April 04, 2014

A post in the recent newsletter from the New England Historic Genealogical Society got me thinking about black sheep genealogy.  You know those family members

Submitted by kwells on Thursday March 13, 2014

This is a guest post from Spring 2014 intern, Taylor McNeilly.  Tyalor is currently in the MLIS program at Simmons College in Boston.  

Submitted by kwells on Monday February 24, 2014

Last week I began identifying photographs from a large plastic bin in our backlog.  The bin held a variety of images from various donations over the years.  Loads of great stuff - some of it well identified and unfortunately, some with

Submitted by kwells on Friday January 03, 2014

So in honor of the change to 2014 and the fact that this afternoon I changed out my office wall calendar, I'm going to tell you about the magic of a perpetual calendar.  And I'm going to use it as an opportunity to tell you about our newly

Submitted by kwells on Wednesday December 18, 2013

Do you know about the American Ancestors database?   The Providence Public Library subscribes to it for you and makes it accessible via the

Submitted by kwells on Monday November 18, 2013

This is a guest post from Fall 2013 intern, Jessica Lemieux.  Jessica is currently in the MLIS program at Simmons College in Boston.  

Recently processed and now available in the Rhode Island Collection - The Harold Mason

Submitted by kwells on Friday October 18, 2013

Starting this evening, the Providence Public Library will be helping to host the RI International Horror Film Festival.  Getting into the spirit of the film festival

Submitted by kwells on Friday September 20, 2013

September 21st is the 75th anniversary of the Hurricane of 1938 - a momentous storm that hit coastal New England hard with a particularly devastating impact on Rhode Island. The Providence Journal Rhode Island Room is hosting an exhibition on