Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association
The oldest local ethnic historical society in Rhode Island.


Research services are available to both members and non-members of RIJHA. Please review our research policies and rates here before submitting a research request.

If you would like to submit a research request, please fill out our online Research Request Form, available here.

If you have questions before you submit your research request, please email us at research@rijha.org.

Some resources we have:

  • Providence city directories, including some other city directories, i.e. East Providence, Warwick, Cranston, and various others.
  • Information about organizations in the Jewish community – past and present
  • Synagogues – past and present
  • Material about individual members of the Rhode Island Jewish community, including a large obituary collection that has now been digitized.
  • Various Jewish owned business records, including Paramount Cards, the Outlet Company, Hasbro Inc., Silverman Bros. Jewlery, and many more.

We look forward to working with you on your research!