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In place of a variety of rummage and bake sales, RVGS holds one main fundraiser each year, our Annual Fund Drive. This year, our Annual Fund goal is $16,000. Your generous contribution to the Annual Fund will allow RVGS to keep our membership dues low and assist in covering operating expenses. To learn more and how you can contribute, click here.

 We will be closed on Monday May 28 in observance of Memorial Day

May Classes

Monday, May 21, 10:30-12:30 PM
“GED Match”
Your DNA has been uploaded to GED Match. Now what? This class will be taught by Donna Rae Hayes and covers how to use chromosome browser and analysis tools to identify your matches.
$10 for Members, $20 for non-members. Register in advance.

Wednesday, May 30, 10:30-12:30 PM,
“Family Tree Maker Series”

This is the third of the series of classes taught by Charleen Brown on FTM. She will do step by step instruction on the use of this software.
$5 for members, $10 for non-members. Register in advance.




Free Programs

Tuesday, May 15, 1:30-3:00 PM
Public Program and General Membership Meeting “Genealogy and Social Media”

Saturday, May 19, 1:30-3:00 PM
“Stage Coaching in Northern California”

Tuesday, May 22, 1:30-2:30 PM
Quilt and Genealogy Talk, “Indian Jennie's Legacy”



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

Monday, May 7, 1:00-3 PM
Combined DNA Interest Group
(Advanced and Beginning)

Tuesday, May 8, 1:30-3:00 PM
Family Tree Maker Interest Group
for PC and MAC users.

Tuesday, May 8, 3:30-5:00 PM
German Interest Group

Thursday, May 10, 1:30-3:00 PM
Irish Interest Group

Wednesday, May 16, 10:30-12:30 PM,
Genetic Genealogy Interest Group

Thursday, May 31, 10:30-12:30 PM,
Mac Computer Interest Group


Other Events

Saturday, May 5, 10:30-12:30 PM
Brick Wall
Steve Kious and Ruth Wade with facilitate the discussion
on breaking through those genealogy brick walls.
Free to all. Register in advance.

Board Meeting

Monday, May 14, 9:30-12 Noon
Members are welcome. Free to all.


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.

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Volunteers Needed

Librarians needed to help us keep the Library open.
Visit us or email TMcCoy42231 @ gmail.com

Our library is located at
3405 South Pacific Highway, Medford, OR 97501
541-512-2340 - info @ rvgslibrary.org

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10AM - 4PM
Tuesday: 10AM - 9PM

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About Our Library

Jackson County Genealogy Library (JCGL) is operated by the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society--a not-for-profit institution. The library is located in the Rogue River Valley in Southern Oregon. Gold was discovered in the vicinity of Jacksonville in 1852 which led to an enthusiastic gold rush, with miners eagerly pursuing their personal fortunes. Similarly, genealogists searching the JCGL website will be able to find valuable nuggets of information about people who traveled the Oregon Trail to make their homes in this fertile valley. Follow this link, About Us, for our contact information, location, facilities, and hours of operation.

JCGL maintains the largest genealogical collection between Portland, Oregon and Sacramento, California. This collection has become available to researchers worldwide through indexes posted on our website. We feature Oregon pioneer records and vital records (births, marriages, deaths) but regularly add new indexes and resources.

Some of our records are free, for others we charge a nominal handling fee to recover our costs. Follow the links above to see what we have to offer or use the Google Search above to search our site.

Follow this link, What's New, to see what we have added recently.

If you prefer, our staff can do research for you at the rate of $15 per hour. Follow this link, About Us, to learn how to request research help.

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