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  Gregg M. Amore
  Secretary of State

Vital Records Order Form

You may now request vital records from the Rhode Island State Archives online!
Please do not include social security numbers in this request.

Please complete the entire form below to request up to two (2) birth, marriage, and death records that were filed in the State of Rhode Island and include any additional information you may have to assist in timely identification of the requested record(s).

You can request records for the following dates from the State Archives:
Births and Marriages: 1853 – 1921 (statewide index available)
Deaths: 1853 – 1971 (statewide index available)
Municipal Registrations: Pre-1853 (microfilm copies only, original manuscripts maintained at the local level) Requests for certified copies should be directed to the city or town clerk of record.

Requests for state filings of births and marriages less than 100 years old, and deaths less than 50 years old, should be directed to:

Rhode Island Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
Three Capitol Hill, Room 101
Providence, RI 02908
401-222-2812
https://health.ri.gov/records/

Please note that the State Archives has made available all vital records from 1853-1933 online to print or download from home here. New records are being added weekly.

VITAL RECORD REQUEST #1

All relevant charges for mailed requests will be noted on the documentation sent via mail with your record. Certified copies are provided at a cost of $2.00 for each record plus $0.15 per black and white page or $0.50 per color page for each copy provided.

Name of Individual
Additional Information
VITAL RECORD REQUEST #2

All relevant charges for mailed requests will be noted on the documentation sent via mail with your record. Certified copies are provided at a cost of $2.00 for each record plus $0.15 per black and white page or $0.50 per color page for each copy provided.

Name of Individual
Additional Information




Contact

Rhode Island State Archives
Phone: 401-222-2353
Email: [email protected]