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
Come Home To Rhode Island
From those of us who live in RI to all of our fellow members outside of RI, we extend a warm invitation for you to come home for an extended genealogy weekend (May 14-17). See details in RIGS Events

RIGS 2020 Annual Meeting
The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society will be held on Sunday, May 17th at North Kingstown Methodist Church.

2021 NERGC Conference
Mark Your Calendars! New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC) 2021 Conference April 14 - 17, 2021 Springfield, MA RIGS is a charter member of NERGC and will be participating in NERGC 2021. The Call for Papers is in process now. Details at nergc.org

New Book:
John Clarke's World
now available in the Online Store
by Cherry Fletcher Bamberg FASG and Judith Crandall Harbold

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.