Online Databases

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ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collec...

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  You must use this resource in the library. MEET THE FAMILY FIRSTHAND … … with millions of unique, full-text primary sources and enhanced im...

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A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant c...

Recommended Websites

Genealogy

This is the New England Historical Genealogical Society web page.  There is a lot of free information available on-line, plus links to information in their library in Boston. 

Digitized, searchable copy of "The Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth".  

FamilySearch...

The Ireland Reaching Out (Ireland XO) project is based on a simple idea; instead of waiting for people of Irish descent to trace their roots, we go the other way.  Working through voluntary...

Portsmouth Friends Cemetery, Portsmouth, RI has been designated Portsmouth Historical Cemetery #10, or Po10 as it is commonly shortened. The cemetery is located in back of the Portsmouth...

You may have noticed a special section of the library designated as the PORTSMOUTH HISTORY CENTER. It was made possible by the generous donations and sponsorships of Portsmouth’s 375th celebration...

Digitized version of "Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island"

Book that includes the genealogy of the following family names:  Borden, Dorsett, Foulkes, Holman, Malsbury, Murphy, Shepherd, Smires, Thomas & Woodward.