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.
 
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 28th of the year (if dues are paid after February 28th, cost of Gleanings is $12)
     
  • Our newsletter, RIGS Reporter, issued frequently throughout the year.  Your copy will be sent directly to your e-mail inbox (or if you request, a hard copy sent by U.S. Mail).
     
  • 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 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.
 
Individual Memberships 
Single: $25.00
Dual: $37.50
 
Institution
 Memberships

Regular $15.00
Plus $25.00

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Institution Memberships Include:    
  • Regular ($15 per year): A subscription to Rhode Island Roots, a quarterly journal published by the Society, containing articles and information relating to Rhode Island families.
     
  • Plus ($25 per year): All publications which includes Rhode Island Roots, Gleanings, and the RIGS Reporter Newsletter