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
Please don't forget to register for the New England Regional Genealogical Conference to be held in Providence from Wednesday, April 15 through Saturday, April 18.
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RIGS Boston Research Trip
The RIGS Boston Research Trip, scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2015, has been cancelled.

Questions? Contact Helen Smith at 401-423-0442 or send her an email at events@rigensoc.org

RIGS Member Meeting, Apr. 11
Mark your calendar!

The next RIGS member meeting will be a half-day meeting at the Wakefield Baptist Church, Main Street, Wakefield, RI

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Second 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 second volume of the critically acclaimed book Richard Bowen (1594?-1675) of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and His Descendants.
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RIGS Now Has A Facebook Site
We have created a new Facebook page for RIGS where members can share information and comments