Monday, February 13, 2006

The Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project

Rhode Islanders are lucky to live in a place where you can see all the state's cemeteries from the roof of your house. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating, but living in such a small state does have its advantages, among them the The Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project. The database has about 426,350 inscriptions, with another 50,000 yet to be added. The Master Index, with listings mostly from 1647 to 1900, is online; the full database with name and maiden name indexes is available offline at a number of Rhode Island locations.