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 10:30am to 3:00pm on Saturday September 24, 2022, at SS. John & Paul Parish Hall in Coventry. The meeting will also be available on Zoom for those who can't attend in person. More details to follow closer to the date. In the meantime, enjoy your summer!

2022 RI Roots and Gleanings Now Available on the Website
The first two issues of 2022 RI Roots and the 2022 edition of Gleanings electronic pdf files are now available on our website on the Downloads Page in the Members Only section of the menu.

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.

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.

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