Rhode Island Genealogical Society

Rhode Island Roots

The Society publishes a quarterly, Rhode Island Roots, which features many Rhode Island records, such as cemetery and tax lists, General Assembly petitions, civil and military records, and genealogical articles -- all focusing on Rhode Island families. Other features include articles about Rhode Islanders in other state census records, queries and our list of RI research volunteers.
Our members automatically receive new issues of Rhode Island Roots each quarter, but if you are a RIGS member, you can sign onto the website and access electronic back issues in the Downloads (Members Only) section of the website.
We have also contracted with the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) to scan and archive the articles in our older issues.  You may search these articles online using the following link:: NEHGS RI Roots Search. (Note that a complimentary NEHGS guest membership is required to view these articles.  You will find instructions for registering on the NEHGS web site.)