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will be closed for Thanksgiving
November 21-24

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

Thursday, November 8, 1:30-3:00 PM
Irish Interest Group

Monday, November 12, 1-3 PM
Advanced DNA Interest Group

Tuesday, November 13, 1:30-3:00 PM
Family Tree Maker Interest Group
PC and MAC users.

Wednesday, November 14, 10:30-12:00 PM
Genetic Genealogy Interest Group

Wednesday, November 14, 1:30-3:00 PM
German Interest Group





Tuesday Tutorials
Free to members. $5 day use fee for non-members.

Tuesday, November 6, 5-6 PM and 7-8 PM
“United States Naturalization Records”
A Family Search Learning Center video by Tim Bingaman. Learn about the process by which a native or citizen of one country becomes a citizen of a different country.

Tuesday, November 13, 5-6 PM and 7-8 PM
“Timelines and Chronologies – Secrets of Success”
A Family Tree Webinar by Geoff Rassmussen. The talk includes: Benefits of using a timeline in your genealogical research; What a good timeline includes; Methods of creating a timeline; How to embed historical events into an ancestor's timeline.

Tuesday, November 20, 5-6 PM and 7-8 PM
“United States Probate Records”

A Family Search Learning Center video by Tim Bingaman. Probate records include more than just wills. This video examines what is included in probate records and how these records can help you flesh out a family history.


Board Meeting

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

Classes, Programs and Events
for November

Monday, November 19, 10:30-12:00 Noon
“Strategies For Research”
Barbara Northrop will present this class to show us the way to research more efficiently, help us plan a strategy that will maximize our library time and find more “hits.”
$10 for members, $20 for non-members.
Register in advance.

Monday, November 26, 1:00-3:00 PM
Beginning DNA Class Series “X-DNA Inheritance Chart”
Lorita Cushman will teach the importance of
matching someone on the X-Chromosome
and how to make a X-DNA inheritance chart.
$5 for members, $10 for non-members

Tuesday, November 20, 1:30-3:00 PM
Public Program and Member Meeting
“The Great White Fleet” by Leslie Compton.
This Goodwill Mission set up by President Theodore Roosevelt enhanced America's reputation worldwide. Hear about this piece of American History and see photographs from the seamen who piloted the ships on their tour.
Free to all.

Tuesday, November 27, 1:30-2:30 PM
Quilt and Genealogy Talk
“Gin Lin and Chinese Workers in Southern Oregon
by Pat Harper.
Gin Lin was a successful mine boss in spite of the law and prejudices against Chinese. What was life like in Southern Oregon for Gin Lin and other Chinese miners?
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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