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. The Society's program committee is hard at work to provide members with another great program. Details of the event will be announced closer to the date.

Online Renewal for 2023 is Now Available
Memberships expire on December 31st, but we encourage our members to renew online early so that we can avoid mailing paper renewal notices. If you are currently a member and have not yet renewed for 2023, please log on and then click on the "Read More" link below to renew at your earliest convenience.

2022 RI Roots and Gleanings Now Available on the Website
The first three 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 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.