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
March 1/2 Day Members' Meeting
Saturday, March 24, 2018 (12:30-3:00pm) RIGS Members Meeting at Canonicus Camp & Conference Center in Exeter, RI.

Fourth Volume of Richard Bowen of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and His Descendants now available
by William B. Saxbe, Jr., CG, FASG

The Rhode Island Genealogical Society is delighted to announce the publication of the fourth volume of the critically acclaimed book Richard Bowen (1594?-1675) of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and His Descendants. This short volume has additions and corrections of the first three volumes.

Two DVDs Containing 8,500 High Quality Gravestone Photos
Rhode Island Genealogical Society Is Offering Two DVDs Containing 8,500 High Quality Gravestone Photographs at the incredible price of only $10.00

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.

Interested in submitting an article to RI Roots?
Be sure to read Cherry Fletcher Bamberg's article first!