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:



March Members Event
Mark your calendar! The next membership event of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2024 from 12:30 - 3 pm and will be virtual only via Zoom. An e-mail reminder with the link will be sent prior to the meeting. More program details will be posted closer to the event.

Special Sale of RIGS Publications
WINTER BUNDLE OF GLEANINGS VOLUMES While supplies last, a bundle of 14 paperback issues of Gleanings will be available at the special price of $49. Individual volumes normally sell for $15 each, so take advantage of this bargain! Check out this limited time offer at the RIGS Online Bookstore!!

RI Roots and Gleanings Available on the Website
A reminder that all four issues of RI Roots as well as the annual edition of Gleanings electronic pdf files from past years, right up through September 2023, are available on our website on the Downloads (Members Only) section of the menu.

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.

Members Reminder - Set your member settings
Members, please remember to review and set your member settings in your membership profile. Just login using your login name and password and click on the member settings tab in "My Membership Profile."

If you have forgotten your login name or password, please contact us at membership@rigensoc.org.