Bristol County, Rhode Island
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Bristol County, Rhode Island

The county was formed in 1746 by the transfer of part of Bristol County, Massachusetts, to the state of Rhode Island, and was the subject of a long-running border dispute. It is located on a peninsula bordered by Massachusetts on the northeast, Narragansett Bay on the southwest, and Mount Hope Bay on the southeast. The county was named after Bristol, England and is one of the smallest counties in the United States.

Cities & Towns

 Barrington ~ Bristol ~ Warren


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Bristol County Online Records

Birth Records


Census Records

Church Histories / Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

Miscellaneous Data

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates: August 2018
Marriage Announcements: Esterbrooks/Kent, s/b NP

February 2018: Military - Revolutionary Pensioners


December 2017: County Records - List of Freemen Admitted to the Colony 1747 - 1754 (Bristol)
September 2017: Newspaper Gleanings - Brith Announcements: Twin boys, s/b Robin Line
Feb 2017: 1774 Census - COMPLETE!

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