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:



November Members Event
Mark your calendars!!! The next members event of the Society is scheduled for Saturday November 5, 2022 at a time and place to be announced closer to the date. Watch this space for further details.

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.

RI Roots and Gleanings Back Issues
A reminder that back issues (prior years) of RI Roots and Gleanings, in pdf' format, are now available to members only in the Downloads (Members Only) section of our website.