Although JCGL is still closed, we have a lot going on! Check our calendar!.

About Our Interest Groups

The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society sponsors a variety of interest groups each month. Members and patrons with a common interest gather to share information, strategies, and help each other with troubleshooting. Interest groups are free to attend for RVGS members and $5.00 each visit after the first visit for non-members. To register for any of the following groups, please call 541-512-2340, e-mail:, or stop by the library in person. Click here to view our event calendar for specific information on each group.
Family Tree Maker User Group - Meeting virtually via Zoom

Barbara MacMillen facilitates this group. It meets from 1:30 - 3:00 PM on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss the Family Tree Maker program and share ideas with each other. If you are not currently a group member, register here for a meeting invitation.

Genetic Genealogy Interest Group - Meets virtually via Zoom

Jeff Roberts facilitates this interest group for everyone interested in genetic genealogy. They meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. If you are not currently a group member, email Jeff Roberts at for an invitation.

German Interest Group - Meets virtually via Zoom

Mary Robsman facilitates this interest group concentrating on German history and research. They meet the second Tuesday of the month from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. 

DNA Interest Group for Beginners - Currently suspended

Lorita Cushman facilitates this group for those who are beginners or nave not yet tested their DNA. They meet the fourth Monday of the month from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

DNA Interest Group for Advanced - Currently suspended
Lorita Cushman facilitates this group for those who have already had their DNA tested. They meet on the second Monday of the month from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
Irish Interest Group - Currently suspended

Bruce McGarvey moderates this interest group concentrating on Irish history, culture and researching Irish ancestors. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month from 1:30 - 3:00 PM. 


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