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Library will be closed on July 4 - Independence Day

Special Interest Groups

Free for members; $5 for non-members;
Register in advance.

Tuesday, July 9, 1:30-3:00 PM
Family Tree Maker Interest Group

Wednesday, July 10, 1:30-3:00 PM
German Interest Group

Thursday, July 11, 1:30-3:00 PM
Irish Interest Group

Wednesday, July 17, 10:30-12:30 PM
Genetic Genealogy Interest Group

Board Meeting

Monday, July 8, 9:30-12 Noon
Members are welcome.

 

Library Tours

Saturday, July 6 between 10-12 PM
Saturday, July 13 between 10-3 PM
Saturday, July 20 between 10-3 PM

Members and Public are welcome

 

Tutorial Tuesdays

Free for members, $5 for non-members, 5-6 PM.
Register in Advance.

 

Tuesday, July 2
“Understanding SAR/DAR Applications in Genealogy”

 

Tuesday July 9
“Google for Genealogy; Search Tricks”

 

Tuesday July 16
“Finding Missing People in the Census”
“Paleography Tips and Tricks”

 

Tuesday July 23
“History Geo.com's First Landowner's Project”
“History Geo.com's Antique Maps Project”

 

Tuesday July 30
“Everything You Need to Know About
Irish Family History Records”

 

FREE Programs

There will be no Public Program & Member Meeting nor Quilt & Genealogy Talk in July and August


TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE:

By email: reception.JCGL @ gmail.com - By telephone: 541-512-2340.
In person: Library hours: Monday through Saturday 10AM to 4PM. Open until 9PM on Tuesdays.

Who We Are
The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (RVGS) is located in Southern Oregon in the Rogue River Valley. Initial settlement in the valley was spurred by a gold strike in Jacksonville Oregon, thus accounting for our logo, the happy miner who represents the activity of digging for gold in genealogy records. RVGS was founded in 1966 and now owns and operates the Jackson County Genealogy Library (JCGL), the largest collection of genealogical materials in Southern Oregon. To access the library website, follow this link, JCGL.

The mission statement of Rogue Valley Genealogical Society, Inc. is to inspire interest in genealogy, inform and educate the public, and maintain a growing sustainable library with a strong online presence.

The objectives of the society are to

  • to secure information of a genealogical nature from public and private records by way of historical research as well as indexing and abstracting
  • to provide for the preservation and publication of results
  • to preserve and protect the collection for future generations
  • to acquire by gift, purchase or other means, genealogical materials including books, maps, films, fiche, electronic media, documents, records and artifacts of genealogical and historical interest, and to preserve and protect these for future use
  • to acquire funds from membership dues, donations, and fees, and to acquire by gift, purchase or other means, personal and real property in order to support the Society’s purposes
  • to cooperate and/or affiliate with other nonprofit entities/organizations with like purposes

To accomplish these objectives, RVGS promotes the following activities:
  • Presentation of programs containing historical and/or genealogical information at general meetings and seminars
  • Provision of genealogy classes at the library on a range of topics designed for beginners to experts.
  • Publication of a eNewsletter, Between Us Diggers, that outlines society activities and contains genealogical information
  • Expansion of the JCGL collection through volunteer activities such as the Jackson County Cemetery project
  • Maintenance of the Pioneer and Early Settler Certificate program for descendants of Jackson County Oregon pioneers

Donate to RVGS


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Email us at Info@RVGSLibrary.Org

Our Location: Jackson County Genealogy Library is located at 3405 South Pacific Highway in Medford OR just south of South Stage Road and between "All Natural Pest Elimination" and "Hemingway Vintage Homes". Follow this link, Map for a map to our location.

Photo credits: All photos are the property of RVGS and/or its volunteers, except Rogue River Panorama, property of John Kupersmith, used with his permission.

Last Updated 07/01/2019