2658 East Main Road | Portsmouth, RI | 02871 | (401) 683-9457 | Hours

Curbside Pickup is now available! 

Staff is here to help Mon-Friday 9am-5pm at 683-9457 x2. 

All Materials now have a due date of July 1.

The building is currently closed. 

The Real Life of Vital Records: Secrets to Finding Them Today with Diane Boumenot

Understanding when, where and why vital records were created, and the changes in those practices over the years, can help us find them today. What additional abstracts have been created for the southern New England states? What forms of these records are available online? What kind of records might take the place of a vital record? Improve your family history research today by maximizing your ability to locate the records that tie generations together.
Diane MacLean Boumenot is an avid researcher of her family's roots in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Nova Scotia. A graduate of Wesleyan University with a degree in History and English, Diane is a graduate of ProGen 28. She speaks on genealogical topics locally and through Legacy Family Tree Webinars. She is the co-author with Maureen Taylor, in 2018, of the National Genealogical Society's Research in the States book, Research in Rhode Island, and maintains a website of her family history journey called One Rhode Island Family

This program is free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Please sign up below or call the Library at 683-9457 to reserve your seat.

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Sunday, October 04
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Portsmouth Free Public Library
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Carolyn Magnus
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