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Spring Seminar

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.
Open registration begins January 15, 2020.
Join us for a day and one half, April 17th & 18th at JCGL. Seating is limited.

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


Applications for our Scholarship Program for 2020 are being accepted until February 22.
Read more about it by clicking here.

Special Interest Groups

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

Wednesday, Jan. 8th, 10:30 AM-Noon
Genetic Genealogy,
Facilitator:Donna Rae Hays

Thursday, January 9, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Irish Interest Group, facilitator:
Facilitator: Bruce McGarvey

Monday, January 13, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Advanced DNA Interest Group, facilitator:
Facilitator: Lorita Cushman

Tuesday, January 14, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Family Tree Maker Interest Group
Facilitator: Dave Hodson

Tuesday, January 14, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
German Interest Group

Facilitator: Mary Robsman


Programs and
General Membership Meeting

Tuesday, January 21, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
“Central Point, A Crossroads Through Time”
Presented by Alice Mullaly.

Tuesday, Jan. 28th, 1:30 PM - 2:30 p.m.
Quilt and Genealogy Talk, “Smith Family Quilts”

Native American Tom Smith will share his family’s collection of quilts made in Missouri between 1920 and 1980.
Free to all.


Tuesday, January 7, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m
Beginning Genealogy Class
Barbara Northrop will help get you started doing your Genealogy. Free to all.

Thursday, January 16, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Family Tree Maker
Barbara MacMillen will teach how to start building
a family tree by entering people into FTM.
$5 for members, $10 for non-members.

Thursday, January 23, 10:30-12:30 p.m.
“Using Google Earth”
Rich Miles will present this class.
$10 for members, $20 for Non-members.

Monday, January 27, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Beginning DNA Class
“What Else Can I do With my Raw DNA?
Lorita Cushman will present this class.
$5 for members, $10 for non-members.

Thursday, January 30, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Family Tree Maker
Bruce McGarvey will show how to develop and enter sources into FTM software.
$5 for members, $10 for Non-members.

For a full description of classes, click here


Board Meeting

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


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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Librarians needed to help us keep the Library open.
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Our library is located at
3405 South Pacific Highway, Medford, OR 97501
541-512-2340 - email: Reception.JCGL @ gmail.com

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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Last updated 01/17/2020