Charlestown Historical Society
Charlestown Historical Society


Our archive has a section devoted to genealogy and historical research.


Keep in mind when you are researching, Charlestown was not incorporated until 1738.  Any records prior to that time may be found in Westerly Town Hall, 45 Broad Street, Westerly, RI  02891.  Telephone:  (401) 348-2500.


After 1738, here are some suggestions for your Charlestown, RI, search:


  • Click on the Charlestown, RI, Births, Deaths and Marriages – 1738 to 1849 below.


  • Visit Charlestown Town Hall, 4540 South County Trail, Charlestown, RI 02813.  Telephone:  (401) 364-1200.  See website for hours.


  • Visit Cross’ Mills Public Library,4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI 02813.  Telephone:  (401) 364-6211.  See website for hours.


  • Another good source for information is:  Charlestown, Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries by Lorraine Tarket-Arruda and Gayle E. Waite.  Available for purchase at Charlestown Town Hall.


Need Help??

Our volunteer Research Committee will be happy to assist you in your research. Contact:


Charges for assisted research are as follows:


CHS members:  One hour free research help; $20.00/hour for each additional hour.


Non-members:  $20.00/hour


All research proceeds benefit CHS and will enable us to expand our our in-house facilities as well as maintain on-line computer services.

Index of Births, Deaths, and Marriages

Charlestown, RI Births, Deaths, and Marriages 1738-1850
Charlestown, RI Births, Deaths Marriage[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]
Charlestown, RI Deaths 1850-1930
Charlestown Deaths 1850-1931 PDF.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [636.8 KB]

Original Documents in CHS Archives

1838 Schoolhouse & Archive


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