Your Rhode Island ancestors are waiting to be discovered! In this series, Diane Boumenot shares her secrets for finding Rhode Island roots. You'll learn about the best genealogy destinations in Rhode Island, researching your 19th century ancestors and five methods for bringing down your brick walls. Add them to your Legacy playlist today!
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Top Genealogy Destinations in Rhode Island
Given Rhode Island's unique and fascinating history, it's no surprise that today's repositories of records and artifacts are quite varied. Learn about the best sites for various record types, and how to navigate the sources of your family's story in person, near the beaches and seafood of Rhode Island.
From Farms to Mills: 19th Century Rhode Island Ancestors
Follow the journey of Rhode Islanders that did not head west and the lives of newly arrived Americans. What unique kinds of records were produced as the state watched its small farming communities become growing industrial centers?
Five Methods for Solving Your Rhode Island Brick Walls
What methods and best practices might work well for YOUR Rhode Island brick wall ancestor? Five stories of breaking through brick walls will help you find new strategies for your own research.
Diane MacLean Boumenot specializes in southern New England genealogy research, including work on her own ancestors, who were among the original settlers of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and never ventured farther west than Connecticut. She publishes her genealogy adventures on her website, One Rhode Island Family, which also contains helpful links to Rhode Island's digital record sets. She enjoys speaking about research strategies. Additionally, Diane has a long career in association management and believes strongly in the powerful combination of organizations and members pursuing their passion. A graduate of Wesleyan University with a degree in American History and English, Diane is a member of ProGen 28.
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