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RVGS Adds Over 290,000 Names to Website Database

In March of 2020, we launched our new website. A major feature and upgrade of the website was a searchable database like those utilized on Ancestry and FamilySearch. Researchers  are now able to search our records for their Jackson and Josephine County ancestors, rather than scroll through pages and pages of indexes. 

At the time of website launch, only about two thirds of our record indexes were uploaded. We have now completed a major update to our database adding over 290,000 names from Jackson and Josephine counties. The additions cover 41 volumes of records. Indexes to the following volumes are now part of our searchable database:

  • Funeral Records from Hull & Hull Mortuary, Grants Pass, 1942-1965

  • Funeral Records from L.B. Hall Funeral Home, Grants Pass, 1904-1949

  • Josephine County Obituaries, 1850-1977

  • Obituaries from the Grants Pass Daily Courier, 1972-1974, 1980, 1984-1985, 1988-2017

  • Clippings from various Oregon newspapers, including Jackson County, Abt. 1890-1980

  • Oregon Sentinel [Jacksonville] Newspaper Abstracts, 1856-1873

  • The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society‚Äôs Rogue Digger, 1966-2011

  • Southern Oregonian [Medford], 1902-1909

  • Vital and miscellaneous records from the Grants Pass Daily Courier, 1980, 1984-1985.

There is more to come! Stay tuned for updates as more collections and more recent indexes are added to our website database. Future uploads include the index to the vast digitized map collection of Roger Roberts, the Table Rock Sentinel, [Newsletter of the Southern Oregon Historical Society]  and much more!

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