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Friday, April 19, 1:30-3:30 PM
“Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries” by Blaine Bettinger.
$35 for members; $45 for non-members.
Location: The Smullin Center, 2825 E. Barnett Road

DNA Seminar

Saturday April 20, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
“DNA Seminar”
by Blaine Bettinger.
$50 for members; $60 for non-members
Location: The Smullin Center, 2825 E. Barnett Road


Tuesday, April 2, 5:00-6:00 PM
“Anatomy of a Case Study, the Steps Used”
Melinda Henningfield will teach this class about writing for yourself or a publication. She will show step by step research on an ancestor. Free for members, $5 for non-members.

Tuesday, April 9, 10:30-12:30 PM
“From Missouri to California by Way of the Beckwourth Pass.” Melinda Henningfield will discuss 1850s westward movement by way of the Beckwourth Pass.
$10 for members; $20 for non-members.

Monday, April 22, 1-3:00 PM
Beginning DNA Class Series
“Work Group–Practice What You Have Learned.”
Practice the tools you have learned in past classes with
Lorita Cushman. It’s a great time to catch up if you are behind
and to ask any lingering questions.
$5 for members; $10 for non-members. Register in advance.


FREE Programs

Tuesday, April 16, 1:30-3:00 PM
“Lost and Marooned at Crater Lake”
Larry Smith will tell us a Crater Lake story.

Tuesday, April 23, 1:30-2:30 PM
Quilt and Genealogy Talk.
“Hand Embroidered Blocks from Illinois”
by Peggy Smith and Charlotte Wirfs. Peggy knows many of the people featured in her quilts and used genealogy searches to identify the last 11 stitchers.

Interest Groups

Free for members; $5 for nonmembers;
Register in advance.

Monday, April 8, 1:00-3:00 PM
Advanced DNA Interest Group

Tuesday, April 9, 1:30-3:00 PM
Family Tree Maker Interest Group

Wednesday, April 10, 1:30-3:00 PM
German Interest Group

Thursday, April 11, 1:30-3:00 PM
Irish Interest Group

Wednesday, April 17, 10:30-12:30 PM
Genetic Genealogy Interest Group


Board Meeting

Monday, April 8, 9:30-12 Noon
Members are welcome. Free to all

Tutorial Tuesdays

Tutorial Tuesdays will begin on April 2 at 5 p.m.

  • April 2. “Using maps in your family history research”
  • April 9. “Newspaper strategies”
  • April 16. “Genealogical jargon defined”
  • April 23. “Common mistakes in genealogy”
  • April 30. “Finding probate records”



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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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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