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:



RIGS 2021 Annual Meeting
The 2021 RIGS Annual Meeting will be held on 16-May-2021 as a "Virtual" meeting. Details can be found here in the April Society 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!!

2021 NERGC Conference
Mark Your Calendars! New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC)'s 2021 conference will be a virtual conference. Registration is now open. Live sessions and recorded sessions will be available April 15, through May 15, 2021. Details at nergc.org and enroll for the e-zine to follow conference plans.

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
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.