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
Two DVDs Containing 8,500 High Quality Gravestone Photos
Rhode Island Genealogical Society Is Offering Two DVDs Containing 8,500 High Quality Gravestone Photographs at the incredible price of only $10.00

RIGS Half Day Member Meeting
Mark your calendar! The next RIGS Member Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the North Kingstown Free Library (Noon to 3:00pm). See directions and meeting details by clicking on:

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 The board feels strongly that this action is detrimental to the preservation of Rhode Island historical documents.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.

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.