How to Obtain Rhode Island Vital Records

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How to Obtain Rhode Island Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

This page provides information on obtaining copies of Rhode Island birth certificates, Rhode Island marriage licenses, Rhode Island divorce decrees and Rhode Island death records. There are also useful links to past Rhode Island Vital Records for those of you conducting family history research. General information about US vital records can be viewed on the Vital Records Index Page

Rhode Island birth, marriage and death certificates may be obtained from the following government office:

Office of Vital Records
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 101
Providence, RI 02908-5097

Rhode Island birth, marriage and death certificate order forms as well as more information are available on the following pages:

The Rhode Island Department of Health may be contacted by phone on (401) 222-2811 or online at http://www.healthfinder.gov/orgs/hr0823.htm


More Rhode Island Vital Records Resources

Birth, Marriage and Death Historical Record Collections at FamilySearch.org
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Vitalcheck Express Certificate Service
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Vital Records Search at Ancestry.com
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