VIRTUAL: Depositing History: The Old Stone Bank Digitization Project

VIRTUAL: Depositing History: The Old Stone Bank Digitization Project

Online
12pm
The Old Stone Bank records offer some of the most informative individual documentation of nineteenth-century Rhode Island immigration from both a genealogical and historical perspective. The bank's records reveal the birthplaces and families of thousands of Irish, Italian, Scandinavian, Eastern European, and Azorian immigrants. Even African Americans who left the South during and after the Civil War list their birthplaces. Join researcher Ray McKenna, who has led a group of dedicated volunteers in digitizing the gigantic signature books of depositors at the Old Stone Bank that range from 1844-1897, and Deputy Executive Director of Collections and Interpretation Richard Ring as they discuss some of the information the books hold and the process of digitizing them. Free: Register for Zoom link. (401) 769-9675; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.