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 2020 Annual Meeting
Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 RIGS Annual Meeting will be held on 27-Sep-2020 from 10:00am to 1:00pm as a "Virtual" meeting. See all the details here:

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.

Gleanings, Barrington Town Records published
RIGS is pleased to announce a new volume in the Gleanings series, Gleanings from Rhode Island Town Records: Barrington, Massachusetts, Town Meetings, 1718-1744 by Cynthia Comery Ferguson. It is the 2020 Special Bonus Issue of Rhode Island Roots.

2021 NERGC Conference
Mark Your Calendars! New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC)'s 2021 conference will be a virtual conference. Live sessions and recorded sessions will be available April 15, through May 15, 2021. Details at nergc.org and enroll for the e-zine to follow conference plans.

RI Roots and Gleanings Back Issues
RI Roots and Gleanings back issues pdf's are now available to members only.
They are in the Downloads (Members Only) section of our website.