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:



January Members Event
Mark your calendar and plan to join us for the next member event, which is scheduled for Saturday January 28, 2023 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. This will be a Zoom only event. Further information about the speakers and other details of the event can be found in the Society's January newsletter:

Online Renewal for 2023 is Now Available
Memberships expire on December 31st, but if you were a member in 2022 and have not yet renewed for 2023, please do so before February 1st in order to assure no interruption in your member benefits.

2022 RI Roots and Gleanings Now Available on the Website
A reminder that all four issues of 2022 RI Roots and the 2022 edition of Gleanings electronic pdf files are available on our website on the Downloads (Members Only) section of the menu.

2023 NERGC Conference
Mark your Calendar!! 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.". See the details 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.