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:



Special Sale of RIGS Publications
SPRING BUNDLE OF NEWPORT BOOKS While supplies last, a bundle of two hardcover books and four paperback Gleanings will be available at the special price of $49. Take advantage of this bargain before it sells out! Check out this limited time offer at the RIGS Online Bookstore!!

New Addition to Online Store
Mallet and Chisel: 18th Century Gravestones Carvers of Newport, Rhode Island. This 352 page hardcover book is a 2023 reprint of the original which sold out. See details and order at the Online Bookstore here:

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 the end of 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.