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The Library will be closed
Wednesday 27 - Saturday November 30
for Thanksgiving

Spring Seminar 2020

It’s that time of year for RVGS to announce their Spring Seminar 2020. 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. Early registration for members begins Nov. 1, 2019. Open registration begins Jan. 15, 2020. Join us for a day and one half, April 17th & 18th, 2020 at JCGL. Seating is limited.

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

Special Interest Groups

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

Monday, November 11, 1:00-3:00 PM
Advanced DNA Interest Group, facilitator
Facilitator: Lorita Cushman

Tuesday, November 12, 1:30-3:00 PM
Family Tree Maker Interest Group
Facilitator: Dave Hodson

Thursday, November 14, 1:30-3:00 PM
Irish Interest Group
Facilitator: Bruce McGarvey

Wednesday, November 20, 10:30-12:00 PM,
Genetic Genealogy Interest Group

Facilitators: Donna Rae Hays, Sherri Zucker, and Wendy Purslow

Board Meeting

Monday, November 11, 9:30-12 Noon
Members are welcome.

Public Program

November 19, 1:30-3:00 PM
Member Fair Affair: Out of the Box; Finding Success Through Uncommon Research Approaches"
Presenters: several RVGS members


Wednesday, November 6 CANCELLED
“Researching German Immigration: Why, How, and Where are the Records?”
by Mary Robsman

Wednesday, November 13, 10:30-12:30 PM
CLASS: “BLM Website for Genealogy”
by Lisa Rice

$10 for members, $20 for non-members

Monday, November 25, 1:00-3:00 PM
Beginning DNA CLASS Series
“X-DNA Inheritance Chart”
by Lorita Cushman
Read the Class Syllabus
$5 for members; $10 for non-members

For more class details, read this class schedule [Image]


Quilt and Genealogy Talk

Tuesday, November 26, 1:30-2:30 PM
Quilt and Genealogy Talk “Creating Medford”
by Pat Harper.

Phipps, Broback, Mingus and Beekman donated the land that became Medford. Pat Harper will explain the role of the railroad, the motivation of the founders, and the early growth of the city.

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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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 11/01/2019