Genealogy

The Association is more than glad to help with your research about your family tree.

We have in the office:

  • Providence city directories, some other city directories
  • Information about organizations – past and present
  • Synagogues – past and present
  • Jewish Herald, Jewish Voice, and The Jewish Voice and Herald
  • Material about individual members of the Rhode Island Jewish community and many obituaries.

RIJHA charges the following fees:

  1. First half hour is free.
  2. Charge of $20 for each additional half hour. Students will be charged $5.00.
  3. Those coming into the office will be charged $5 the first two hours or $20 for the entire day.
  4. Photocopying – first 5 pages are free – Each additional page is 25 cents. Archival paper only.

Exceptions are:

  1. Members of the Association – first hour free then $10 per hour after that.
  2. Non-profit organizations working on Jewish education, arts, religion or history will be on a case to case basis.

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