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:



September Members Meeting
Mark your calendar! The next members meeting of the Society is scheduled for Saturday September 24, 2022, at at a time and place to be announced closer to the date. The meeting will also be available on Zoom for those who can't attend in person. In the meantime, enjoy your summer!

January 29th Event Presentation Videos Are Now Available
The program presentation videos from our November 6th membership event are available for viewing on our website under "RIGS Events"

2023 NERGC Invites Speaker Submissions
The New England Regional Genealogical Conference, planned for Springfield, Mass. May 3-6, 2023 will explore the theme, "Missing Branches Are Not the End of the Line." If you are a genealogical speaker and would like to submit a speaking proposal for the consideration of the NERGC Program Committee, see the details and a link to the submission form on the NERGC website.

2021 RI Roots and Gleanings Now Available on the Website
The 2021 RI Roots and Gleanings electronic pdf files are now available on our website on the Downloads Page in the Members Only section of the menu.

Give a Gift Membership
If you have friends, family, or coworkers who have expressed an interest in exploring their RI Roots, a membership to RIGS makes a great gift.

A new gift membership form has been created so that you can easily give the gift of a RIGS membership at a discounted price.