Rhode Island Genealogical Society

Welcome to RIGS


Welcome to the Rhode Island Genealogical Society web site.

 

Although Rhode Island is a small state, we have a rich history and heritage.  RIGS is focused on helping our members research their ancestors and preserve their family histories.

Please browse the abundance of resources and services that RIGS provides our members, and, if you have not already joined, please consider becoming a member. 

 

You can find out more using any of the menu options on the left or by visiting one of the pages below:

 
 
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Latest News
RIGS Annual Meeting
RIGS 2016 Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 1pm at the North Kingstown United Methodist Church, 450 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown (Rte 1A).

A Letter from Dr Patrick Conley on the Providence City Archives
A plea to the city of Providence from the Rhode Island Historian Laureate, Dr. Patrick Conley: Don’t Tamper With Our Treasure - History is Not for Hacks!

Letter of Support
Letter from the RIGS board (Dec 11, 2015) to the Providence City Council regarding the elimination of the City Archivist position . The board feels strongly that this action is detrimental to the preservation of Rhode Island historical documents. The board also feels that the present incumbent archivist, Paul Campbell, has done an exceptional job in that role.

Third Volume of Richard Bowen of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and His Descendants now available
by William B. Saxbe, Jr., CG, FASG

The Rhode Island Genealogical Society is delighted to announce the publication of the third volume of the critically acclaimed book Richard Bowen (1594?-1675) of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and His Descendants.

Members Reminder - Set your member settings
Members, please remember to review and set your member settings in your membership profile. Just login using your login name and password and click on the member settings tab in "My Membership Profile."

If you have forgotten your login name or password, please contact us at membership@rigensoc.org.