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Note: The Library will be closed on Monday September 3rd (Labor Day)



Saturday, August 4, 10:30-12:30 PM
Brick Wall Round-table
Facilitators will help with questions and stumbling blocks, offering suggestions on how to break through the brick walls. Free to all. Register in advance.

Tutorial Tuesdays
Free to members, $5 for non-members

Tuesday, August 7, 5-6 PM and 7-8 PM
"Finding the Females in Your Family Tree”

Tuesday, August 14, 5-6 PM and 7-8 PM

Tuesday, August 21, 5-6 and 7-8 PM
“The Perfect Place to Start Your British Family History”

Tuesday, August 28, 5-6 and 7-8 PM
“The Key to the Courthouse: Unlocking the Past”




There will be no Public Meeting and Program in August

There will be no “Quilt and Genealogy Talk” in August

Special Interest Groups
Free for members; $5 for nonmembers;
Register in advance.

Wednesday, August 8, 1:30PM - 3PM
German Interest Group

Thursday, August 9, 1:30-3:00 PM
Irish Interest Group

Monday, August 13, 1-3:00 PM
Advanced DNA Interest Group

Tuesday, August 14, 1:30-3:00 PM
Family Tree Maker Interest Group

Wednesday, August 15, 10:30-12:30 PM
Genetic Genealogy Interest Group

Monday, August 27, 1-3:00 PM
Beginning DNA Interest Group


Board Meeting

Monday, August 13, 9:30-12 Noon
Members are welcome.


By email: reception.JCGL @ - 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 08/19/2018