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Genealogy Resources

At The Library

Although library staff can not undertake genealogical research, the library owns many resources genealogy researchers may find helpful.

  • Pawtucket & Central Falls City Directories, 1857-1858 (microfiche)
  • Pawtucket & Central Falls City Directories, 1867-present
  • Pawtucket Tax Records, 1871–1977
  • Pawtucket Gazette & Chronicle on microfilm 11/12/1825-12/27/1912
  • Pawtucket Times newspaper on microfilm from April 30, 1886-present
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island & Vicinity Marriages & Deaths, from the Pawtucket Gazette & Chronicle: 1825-1854, Vol. 1-3. Compiled by Elizabeth J. Johnson & James L. Wheaton IV

Additional Research Resources

Please use the following additional resources for family history research:

To locate a Certified Genealogist, refer to:

Pawtucket Times Obituaries

Library staff can provide copies of up to three (3) obituaries per month for researchers. Obituary requests must include the exact date of death.

By Mail:
For printed copies of obituaries from the Pawtucket Times, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope along with a small donation to cover printing costs to:

    Pawtucket Public Library
    Reference Department
    13 Summer Street
    Pawtucket, RI 02860

By Email:
For scanned copies of obituaries email your request. Please include detailed information such as exact names and dates, along with your return email address.

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More Info

For all other questions, please call the Reference Desk:

(401) 725-3714 x220/221

Selected Sites

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