Rhode Island Obituaries
Our collection of Rhode Island obituaries is expanded regularly as volunteer contributors transcribe citations. You can help other researchers by taking a few minutes each day to pick up your local or county paper and enter citations for the obituaries. We also have many volunteers that transcribe obituary information from the newspaper archives at their local library.
Search by Name
Enter a last name (i.e. surname) and search through the Rhode Island newspapers citations already indexed.
Or, if you would like to contribute obituaries, first locate your local or county newspaper listing in the directory.
Why Citations? Where's The Rest of the Obit?
To avoid violating the copyright protection exercised by many newspapers over complete obituaries, our database simply cites the individual, date of death, age at death, newspaper name, date of paper and page of citation. We attach a link to the newspaper website (when available) so you can contact them directly to obtain the full obituary.
Browse through our listing of Rhode Island newspapers and access their online obituary archives. Included in our directory are highlights of genealogy columns published in each paper.
To add an obituary citation, locate the newspaper listing and then click on "Add Obituary".
Additional Rhode Island Sources
Below are links to Rhode Island sites that have uploaded state or county obituaries. If you would like us to include a link to your obituary page(s), complete this form.
New England Obituary Search Engine
Warwick Beacon Obituary Search Engine
Rhode Island Resources at StateGenSites
Visit the StateGenSites Rhode Island Genealogy page, with its unique database of state and county web site links organized in 27 different categories.
Family Tree Connection - RI Resources