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 All Day Members Meeting - January 31, 2015
The next RIGS Members Meeting will take place at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 84 Exeter Road, in Exeter, RI. beginning at 9:30am. See meeting details in the RIGS Events section of this website.

Second 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 second volume of the critically acclaimed book Richard Bowen (1594?-1675) of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and His Descendants.
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RIGS Now Has A Facebook Site
We have created a new Facebook page for RIGS where members can share information and comments

Return of a Classic
The Tillinghasts in America - The First Four Generations by Wayne Tillignhast is now available for purchase as a digital eBook in our RIGS Online Store.
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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.