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
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.

September All Day Members Meeting
Mark your calendar! The next RIGS member meeting will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Barrington Public Library - 281 County Rd, Barrington, Rhode Island 02806. For details of the meeting, see the August, 2018 newsletter:

November 1/2 Day Members' Meeting
Saturday November 4, 2018 (12:30-3:00pm) 1/2 Day RIGS Members Meeting at the Warwick Public Library - 600 Sandy Ln, Warwick, Rhode Island. More details to follow closer to the date.

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.

Two DVDs Containing 8,500 High Quality Gravestone Photos
Rhode Island Genealogical Society Is Offering Two DVDs Containing 8,500 High Quality Gravestone Photographs at the incredible price of only $10.00