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Spring Seminar 2020

We are pleased to have John P. Colletta, PhD, from Washington D.C. as our guest speaker. He will take us through the many steps to learn about immigration research. Dr. Colletta is a popular genealogy speaker around the country and known for his delightful presentations, combining humor and factual information.
Early registration for members began Nov. 1. Open registration begins Jan. 15, 2020.
Join us for a day and one half, April 17th & 18th, 2020 at JCGL. Seating is limited.

View the registration form for the the classes and details -- Read Dr. Colletta’s biography

Special Interest Groups

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

Monday, December 9, 1:00-3:00 PM
Advanced DNA Interest Group and Beginning DNA Class series (combined group meeting)
Facilitator: Lorita Cushman

Tuesday, December 10, 1:30-3:00 PM
Family Tree Maker Interest Group
Facilitator: Dave Hodson

Tuesday, December 10, 3:15-4:45 PM
German Interest Group
Facilitator: Mary Robsman

Thursday, December 12, 1:30-3:00 PM
Irish Interest Group
Facilitator: Bruce McGarvey

Classes

No Classes in December
Classes return in January

Holiday Closures:

Saturday December 14 - Wednesday December 25
Tuesday December 31 - Close at 4PM
Wednesday January 1 - Closed New Years Day

 

Board Meeting

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

 

 

 

Volunteer Luncheon and General Membership Meeting

Saturday, December 14, Noon


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.

To view the Scholarship Application Packet- click here

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 Reception.JCGL@gmail.com

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 12/02/2019