2658 East Main Road | Portsmouth, RI | 02871 | (401) 683-9457 | Hours

Curbside Pickup is now available! 

Staff is here to help Mon-Friday 9am-5pm at 683-9457 x2. 

All Materials now have a due date of July 1.

The building is currently closed. 

Genealogy Databases

Located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, New England Historical and Genealogical Society is America’s leading research center for genealogists of every skill level.  The NEHGS database, AmericanAncestors.org was funded by the RI Genealogical Society (RIGS) is available for use in the Library only.  An institutional membership will allow you to experience the joy and adventure of discovering one’s ancestry with the most respected name in family history.  As an institutional member, you will receive access to genealogical resources collected, produced, and curated by our expert staff including access to over 1 billion searchable records.

Until May 31, 2020, use this at home. Log in with your library card and PIN number. Get access to billions of records and discover your family's history.

Rhode Island’s Statewide Reference Resource Center.