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 2019 Annual Meeting & Book Sale
On Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the North Kingstown United Methodist Church, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, RIGS will hold its Annual Meeting, which includes the election of the 2019-20 Board of Directors. Details of the meeting can be found in the April Newsletter:

Richard Bowen (Vol. 1) Sold Out
The Richard Bowen Book (Vol. 1) is no longer available as it has sold out.

New Book:
John Clarke's World
now available in the Online Store
by Cherry Fletcher Bamberg FASG and Judith Crandall Harbold

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.

Fourth 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 fourth volume of the critically acclaimed book Richard Bowen (1594?-1675) of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and His Descendants. This short volume has additions and corrections of the first three volumes.