Rhode Island Genealogical Society
You may join RIGS using our Online Join system and pay using your credit card, PayPal account or check.
You may also choose to join with a new member pdf  Application Form, print it, fill it in with your information, and then send us the completed form with your check.
There are four types of RIGS memberships. The choices refer to how you wish to recieve RIGS publications that are included in your membership (Roots, Gleanings and the RIGS Reporter newsletter). 
  • Standard Digital ($25) and Dual Digital ($37.50) memberships offer RIGS publications in digital format, which you can view or download from the RIGS website.
  • Standard ($35) and Dual ($52.50) memberships offer RIGS publications in printed format and will be mailed.
All Individual Memberships Include:
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  • A subscription to Rhode Island Roots, a quarterly journal published by the Society, containing articles and information relating to Rhode Island families.
  • Special publication, Gleanings, issued once a year usually in April, free to members who join or renew prior to February 1st of the year (if dues are paid after February 1st, the cost of Gleanings is $12)
  • Our newsletter, RIGS Reporter, issued frequently throughout the year via email.  
  • Digital access to all RIGS Publications, including Rhode Island Roots, Gleanings and the RIGS Reporter newsletter, through our website (available to members only).
  • Access to our members only Surname Research page which allows you to contact Society members who are researching surnames in Rhode Island or elsewhere.  These contacts can often provide new information and helpful insight regarding Rhode Island genealogy research.
  • Workshops and lectures, held each spring and fall, on subjects relating to Rhode Island genealogy.
  • Membership card, which serves as proof of your being a genealogist, aiding your research of municipal and county records.
  • RIGS members may submit up to four free queries per year in our RIGS Reporter newsletter. The fee for non-members is $5 per query.
  • Recordings of lectures and handouts given at meetings (available to members only).
  • Membership pins available - wear your Society's logo with pride.
  • Greater contact with other genealogists exploring Rhode Island families.
  • Volunteer researchers available for simple requests in their local cities or towns (available to members only).
Individual Memberships 
Standard Digital: $25.00
Standard: $35
Dual Digital: $37.50
Dual: $52.50
Pay by Credit Card or Check
Institution Memberships are $35 and Include:    
  • A subscription to Rhode Island Roots, a quarterly journal published by the Society, containing articles and information relating to Rhode Island families, Gleanings, a special publication issued once a year in April, and the RIGS Reporter Newsletter.