Rhode Island puts trove of historic records online

By News Staff

news@abc6.com

The Associated Press

More and more historic documents,
records and odds and ends are now available for online viewing thanks to Rhode Island's State
Archives.

The new online archive went live last month
and features dozens of historic records, letters and photographs.

Included in the collection are letters from
Thomas Jefferson, photographs from the Hurricane of 1938 and a telegram from
President Abraham Lincoln requesting 50,000 troops to fight in the Civil War.

The online database is intended to make it
easier for historians, teachers, students, genealogists and history buffs to
find primary source material. The records date back to 1638.

The catalog can be found at
www.sos.ri.gov/archon.

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