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Finding Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to Rhode Island

1798-1808: Providence Rhode Island Passenger Lists from 1798 to 1808 are actually Alien Registration Lists, kept in compliance with the Alien Act of 1798.

1820 - 1954: Rhode Island Passenger Lists available on NARA microfilm

1820-1872: passenger lists for Providence and Bristol/Warren are Customs Passenger Lists held at the Rhode Island Historical Society. Many are missing from the National Archives microfilm for the same period of coverage.


How to Find Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to Rhode Island

1. Search online ships passenger lists.

What's Available at NARA for Ships Passenger Lists to Rhode Island

  • Bristol and Warren, Rhode Island, 1820-71
  • Newport, Rhode Island, 1820-1857
  • Providence, Rhode Island, 1820-1867, 1911-1954
  • Warren, Rhode Island, 1820-1871

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