Rhode Island Archives: 69 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Rhode Island, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online RI newspaper archives: 69 titles to help you search your family history in the “Ocean State,” providing coverage from 1732 to Today. There are more than 4.5 million articles and records in our online Rhode Island newspaper archives!

Photo: Narragansett Towers and Narragansett Town Beach, Rhode Island
Photo: Narragansett Towers and Narragansett Town Beach, Rhode Island. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your ancestors from Rhode Island in these newspapers. Our RI newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Rhode Island Newspaper Archives (1732 – 1921)

Search Rhode Island Recent Obituaries (1981 – Current)

Illustration: Rhode Island state flag
Illustration: Rhode Island state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a complete list of Rhode Island newspapers in the online historical archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The RI newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range * Collection
Bristol Mount Hope Eagle 01/10/1807 – 10/08/1808 Newspaper Archives
Charlestown Charlestown Press 08/03/2006 – 12/05/2013 Recent Obituaries
Coventry Coventry Courier 01/23/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cumberland Valley Breeze 03/08/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
East Greenwich East Greenwich Pendulum 01/08/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hopkinton Wood River Press 08/03/2006 – 02/04/2016 Recent Obituaries
Newport Workingman’s Journal 03/08/1853 – 06/07/1853 Newspaper Archives
Newport Weekly Companion; and the Commercial Centinel 05/02/1798 – 07/20/1799 Newspaper Archives
Newport Rhode-Island Republican 03/22/1809 – 04/21/1841 Newspaper Archives
Newport Rhode-Island Republican 10/03/1801 – 12/29/1803 Newspaper Archives
Newport Rhode-Island Museum 07/07/1794 – 12/29/1794 Newspaper Archives
Newport Rhode-Island Gazette 10/04/1732 – 03/01/1733 Newspaper Archives
Newport Newport Mercury 06/19/1758 – 12/30/1876 Newspaper Archives
Newport Newport Herald 03/01/1787 – 09/17/1791 Newspaper Archives
Newport Newport Gazette 01/16/1777 – 12/26/1777 Newspaper Archives
Newport Guardian of Liberty 10/03/1800 – 09/26/1801 Newspaper Archives
Newport Gazette Francoise 11/17/1780 – 01/02/1781 Newspaper Archives
North Kingstown Standard-Times 01/01/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
North Providence North Providence Breeze 03/08/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pawtucket Valley Breeze, The: Pawtucket Edition 08/19/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pawtucket Times 10/07/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pawtucket Pawtucket Times 01/01/1898 – 02/28/1921 Newspaper Archives
Pawtucket Pawtucket Chronicle and Manufacturers’ and Artizans’ Advocate 11/12/1825 – 04/19/1839 Newspaper Archives
Pawtucket New England Artisan, and Laboring Man’s Repository 01/05/1832 – 05/17/1832 Newspaper Archives
Providence United States Chronicle 01/01/1784 – 05/17/1804 Newspaper Archives
Providence State Gazette and Town and Country Advertiser 01/04/1796 – 07/02/1796 Newspaper Archives
Providence Rhode-Island Religious Intelligencer 05/26/1821 – 11/13/1824 Newspaper Archives
Providence Rhode-Island Farmer 08/09/1804 – 01/31/1805 Newspaper Archives
Providence Rhode-Island American 10/20/1809 – 02/01/1833 Newspaper Archives
Providence Rhode Island Press 06/29/1861 – 12/29/1877 Newspaper Archives
Providence Republican Herald 12/15/1832 – 12/04/1852 Newspaper Archives
Providence Religious Intelligencer and Christian Monitor 05/13/1820 – 11/04/1820 Newspaper Archives
Providence Providence Phoenix 04/28/1802 – 02/21/1807 Newspaper Archives
Providence Providence Patriot 01/15/1814 – 12/27/1834 Newspaper Archives
Providence Providence Journal and Town and Country Advertiser 01/02/1799 – 12/30/1801 Newspaper Archives
Providence Providence Journal 12/23/1981 – Current Recent Obituaries
Providence Providence Gazette 10/20/1762 – 10/08/1825 Newspaper Archives
Providence Providence Evening Press 03/14/1859 – 11/13/1878 Newspaper Archives
Providence New England Artisan, and Laboring Man’s Repository 05/24/1832 – 10/18/1832 Newspaper Archives
Providence New Age and Constitutional Advocate 11/20/1840 – 03/08/1842 Newspaper Archives
Providence Microcosm, American and Gazette 04/17/1830 – 03/30/1833 Newspaper Archives
Providence Manufacturers’ and Farmers’ Journal 01/03/1820 – 09/18/1876 Newspaper Archives
Providence Literary Cadet and Rhode Island Statesman 04/22/1826 – 07/18/1829 Newspaper Archives
Providence Independent Inquirer 08/28/1823 – 08/20/1830 Newspaper Archives
Providence Impartial Observer 08/11/1800 – 03/06/1802 Newspaper Archives
Providence Gospel Messenger 11/28/1840 – 11/20/1841 Newspaper Archives
Providence General Advertiser 12/18/1847 – 11/14/1868 Newspaper Archives
Providence Gaspee Torch Light 08/14/1840 – 10/29/1840 Newspaper Archives
Providence Extinguisher 08/25/1840 – 08/25/1840 Newspaper Archives
Providence Columbian Phenix 02/28/1807 – 01/08/1814 Newspaper Archives
Providence Clark’s Counterfeit Expositor, and Weekly Miscellany 07/09/1831 – 07/09/1831 Newspaper Archives
Providence Church Union 06/19/1874 – 03/11/1875 Newspaper Archives
Providence Christian Telescope 08/07/1824 – 10/02/1828 Newspaper Archives
Providence Christian Soldier 03/16/1842 – 04/13/1842 Newspaper Archives
Providence Campaign Journal 04/01/1861 – 04/01/1861 Newspaper Archives
Providence American Journal and General Advertiser 03/18/1779 – 08/29/1781 Newspaper Archives
Providence American 10/21/1808 – 10/17/1809 Newspaper Archives
Smithfield Valley Breeze & Observer 03/08/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wakefield Narragansett Times 01/21/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Warren Telescope 11/06/1813 – 06/28/1817 Newspaper Archives
Warren Northern Star, and Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Advocate 06/25/1831 – 06/16/1849 Newspaper Archives
Warren Herald of the United States 01/14/1792 – 12/12/1812 Newspaper Archives
Warren Bristol County Register 03/11/1809 – 03/31/1810 Newspaper Archives
West Warwick Kent County Daily Times 06/07/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Westerly Westerly Sun 04/27/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Westerly Westerly Pawcatuck Press 07/01/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Woonsocket Courrier du Rhode-Island : Organe des Populations de Langue Francaise 03/18/1874 – 03/18/1874 Newspaper Archives
Woonsocket Call 10/08/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wyoming Chariho Times 01/29/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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