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:



Next Members Meeting
The next members meeting of the Society is scheduled for Saturday January 29, 2022. It will be a virtual meeting on Zoom due to the recent spike in Covid-19 cases. The meeting will take place from 9:45am to 12:00pm and details, including meeting logon directions, can be found in the January issue of the RIGS newsletter:

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.

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

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.

Special Sale of RIGS Publications
Seven of the Society's publications are temporarily on sale at discounted prices. Check them out at the RIGS Online Bookstore!!