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:



Next Members Meeting
The next members meeting of the Society is scheduled for Saturday November 6, 2021. The meeting will be the first in person meeting in over a year and will be held at the Cranston Public Library from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. It will also be streamed via Zoom for those not able to attend in person. Details of the meeting can be found in the October 5, 2021 newsletter.

Special Sale of RIGS Publications
Seven of the Society's publications are temporarily on sale at discounted prices. Check them out at the RIGS Online Bookstore!!

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 RI Roots and Gleanings back issues in pdf' format are now available to members only.
They are in the Downloads (Members Only) section of our website.

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.