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Spring Workshop and Seminar

Our Ancestors: Did they Serve?
Did they Plow
Did they Move?

Presented by nationally known Rick & Pam Sayre

Workshop: Friday, April 20 - 1:30-3:30PM
Seminar: Saturday April 21 - 9:00AM-4:00PM

To read the Sayres' biography, click here
For seminar and registration form, click here

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Jackson County Cultural Coalition funded by the
Oregon Cultural Trust, investing in Oregon's arts, humanities and heritage.

RVGS Research Trip to
Family History Library
In Salt Lake City

March 11-18, 2018

If you would like to join us,
click here for more details


February Classes

Thursday, February 8, 10:30-12:30 PM
Computer Tips for Patrons
Rick Black will teach a class for patrons about using our computers. How to create PDF files, how to send images and files home using email, and much more. This is a repeat of the January class.

Friday, February 16, 1:00-3:00 PM
“How To Start Your Genealogy Project”

An introductory class for beginners.
Free for all, Register in advance.

Saturday, February 24, 10:30-12:30 PM,
“Introduction to Family Tree Maker 17
Genealogy Software”

The first in a series of FTM 17 classes. This class will be about the basic skills and knowledge needed to use FTM. Most of the time will be spent in the “People” workspace, learning how to enter people and their information. This first class is free. Others in the series will be $10 for members and $20 for non-members.
Register in advance.

Wednesday, February 28, 10:30-11:30 AM,
Mac Computer Workshop
Mac computer workshop on basic skills including saving, organizing, and backing up files, screen shots, cut, copy and paste, downloading and printing documents.
Free for members, $5 for non-members.
Register in advance.

Free Programs

Tuesday, February 20, 1:30 - 3:00 PM
"Forgotten Cemeteries and Unmarked Graves"

Tuesday, February 27, 1:30 - 2:30 PM
"Quilts and Genealogy: Grandma Isbell's Quilt"


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

Monday, February 5, 3:00-4:00 PM
Jewish Interest Group

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

Monday, February 12, 1:00-3 PM
Advanced DNA Interest Group

Tuesday, February 13, 1:30-3:00 PM
Family Tree Maker User Group (PC & MAC)

Tuesday, February 13, 3:30-5:00 PM
German Interest Group

Wednesday, February 21, 10:30-12:30 PM
Genetic Genealogy Interest Group

Monday, February 26, 1:00-3:00 PM
Beginning DNA Interest Group


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.

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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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