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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.

The library will be closed on Wednesday July 4.

June Classes

Saturday, June 9, 10:30-12:30 PM
How to Start your Genealogy Project.
Denise Salthouse will teach this class for beginning genealogists on how to start your Genealogy project.
This class is free for all. Register in advance.


Saturday, June 16, 10:30-12:00 PM,
“Beginning Irish”

This class is being taught by Roz Owens.
$10 for members and $20 for non-members,
Register in advance.





Tuesday, June 19, 1:30-3:00 PM
Public Program and General Membership Meeting
The program will be “Orphan Train”
presented by Andrea Patterson.
Free for everyone.


Tuesday, June 26, 1:30-2:30 PM
Quilt and Genealogy Talk
“The Signature Quilt Mystery”
Anne Billeter will give us some answers to the mystery of why this quilt was made and how it found its way to Medford by identifying the forty-two signatures on this quilt. Free for everyone.

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

Monday, June 11, 1-3 PM
Advanced DNA Interest Group

Tuesday, June 12, 1:30-3:00 PM
Family Tree Maker Interest Group
for PC and MAC users.

Tuesday, June 12, 3:30-5:00 PM
German Interest Group

Wednesday, June 20, 10:30-12:30 PM
Genetic Genealogy Interest Group

Monday, June 25, 1-3 PM
Beginning DNA Interest Group


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

Tuesday, June 19, 5-6 and 7-8 PM
“Making the Most of Ancestry”
This is the first in a series of videos being shown on Tuesday evenings.

Tuesday, June 26, 5-6 and 7-8 PM
“Getting the Most from the Search Function
on Family Search”

Board Meeting

Monday, June 11, 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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