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Local History and Genealogy

The Cranston Public Library has a growing local history and genealogy collection located at the Central Library. 

The library's local history collections include town histories, Cranston city phone directories, Cranston Tax Rolls, select Cranston High School yearbooks and other resources. Although the focus of the collection is on Cranston, there are historical and genealogical resources covering Rhode Island and New England.

The library also provides access to the following online resources:

For additional assistance, please contact the Reference Desk at the Central Library by calling 401-943-9080 x3 or by emailing central@cranstonlibrary.org.

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