Expand your research by checking out the Rhode Island Online Historical Newspapers here.
Tax lists linked here are not true directories, but do list many residents and are a nice substitute in their absence.
Links to directories at New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) are to the images themselves, which are browsable. Non-subscribers will not be able to view these. Non-subscribers can, however, use the search engine and see a listing of possible results (but no images or further details). To search by keyword, go to the Digital Archive & Library search engine on this page (it is the second search box). For more information on how to access subscription websites, read Number 5 on my FAQs page.
Providence City Directory, unknown, 1824 - Free (DistantCousin)
Providence City Directory, Brown & Danforth, 1824 - Free (Early Rhode Island Toolmakers)
Providence City Directory, unknown, 1836-7 - Free (Early Rhode Island Toolmakers)
Providence City Directory, Brown, 1844 - Free (Rhode Island GenWeb)
Providence City Directory, Brown, 1859 - $ (NEHGS)
- Part I (Aagers-Burrough); Part II (Burroughs-Hayden); Part III (Hayden-Paine); Part IV (Paine-Williams); Part V (Williams-Zuill; other names)
Providence Lamplighters Directory, City of Providence, 1880 - Free (All-Ancestors)
North Providence Tax List, Town of North Providece, 1888 - Free (DistantCousin)
Providence City and Rhode Island Business Directories, Sampson, Murdock, & Co., 1889 - Free (Google Books)
Providence House Directory and Family Address Book, Sampson, Murdock, & Co., 1899 - Free (Google Books)
Providence House Directory and Family Address Book, Sampson & Murdock, 1905 - Free (One Rhode Island Family blog)
- Providence residents are listed by street
- East Providence residents are listed in the back by name
Providence City and Rhode Island State Business Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1919 - Free (Internet Archive)
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