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Genealogy Library
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Note: the Library will be closed
November 23-25
in celebration of Thanksgiving
(Thursday through Saturday)

Programs and Meetings

Thursday, November 9, 10:30-12:00 Noon
“Planning Your Family Reunion”
Marilyn Ayres will present the who, why, where, when, and how of planning an enjoyable and successful family reunion. $10 for members, and $20 for non-members.
Register in advance.

Saturday, November 4, 10:30-12:30 PM
Brick wall Roundtable
This roundtable will be facilitated by Andrea Patterson and Ros Owens to help breakthrough those Brick walls we all have. Free to everyone. Register in advance.

Monday, November 13, 9:30-12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Members and public are welcome. Free to all.

Tuesday, November 21, 1:30-3:00 PM
Public Program and General Membership Meeting,
“Lest We Forget”
Mary Robsman's presentation will commemorate Veterans Day and honor our military ancestors. Free for everyone.

Tuesday November 28, 1:30-2:30 PM,
Quilt and Genealogy Talk
“Some Quilts from the SOHS Collection”
Pat Harper will share images and details about the quilts and the families that treasured them: Hanley, Colver, Sandoz and Merriman.

By email: reception.JCGL@gmail.com.
By Telephone: 541-512-2340.
In person: LIBRARY HOURS: Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM. Open until 9 PM on Tuesdays.


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

Monday, November 6, 3:00-4:00 PM
Jewish Interest Group,
Steve Kious will facilitate this interest group for those interested in Jewish research.

Thursday, November 9, 1:30-3:00 PM
Irish Interest Group
Bruce McGarvey moderates this interest group concentrating on Irish history, culture and researching Irish ancestors.

Monday, November 13, 1:00-3:00 PM
DNA Interest group (already tested)
Lorita Cushman will facilitate an advanced DNA Interest Group for those who have had their DNA tested and are interested in sharing information about DNA and related topics.

Tuesday, November 14, 1:30-3:00 PM
Family Tree Maker User Group PC & MAC users.

This group meets to discuss the FTM program and share ideas with each other.

Tuesday, November 14, 3:30-5:00 PM
German Interest Group
Mary Robsman facilitates this interest group concentrating on German history and research.

Wednesday, November 15, 10:30-12:30 PM
Genetic Genealogy Interest Group
Donna Rae Hayes facilitates this group for everyone interested in Genetic Genealogy.

Monday, November 27, 1:00-3:00 PM
DNA Interest Group (new to subject)

Lorita Cushman facilitates this group who have not yet had their DNA tested or who are beginners. $5 for non-members. Register in advance.

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Volunteers Needed

Librarians needed to help us keep the Library open.
Visit us or email cokiejcgl @ 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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