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Programs for August

Monday, August 14
9:30 – 12:00 PM
RVGS Board Meeting
Members and the public are welcome.
Free to all.

Classes for August

Tuesdays in August: 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
5:00 – 6:00 PM
“Let's Learn About It” Video and Discussion
Free to all.

Group Meetings:
Free for members; $5 for nonmembers

Tuesday, August 8, 1:30-3:00 PM
Family Tree Maker User Group for PC and MAC users.

Tuesday, August 8, 3:30-5:00 PM
German Interest Group

Thursday, August 10, 1:30-3:00 PM,
Irish Interest Group

Monday, August 14, 1:00-3:00 PM
DNA Interest group (already tested)

Monday, August 28, 1:00-3:00 PM
DNA Interest Group (new to subject)


3405 South Pacific Highway, Medford, OR 97501

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10AM to 4PM
Tuesday: 10AM - 9PM

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Who We Are
The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (RVGS) is located in Southern Oregon in the Rogue River Valley. Initial settlement in the valley was spurred by a gold strike in Jacksonville Oregon, thus accounting for our logo, the happy miner who represents the activity of digging for gold in genealogy records. RVGS was founded in 1966 and now owns and operates the Jackson County Genealogy Library (JCGL), the largest collection of genealogical materials in Southern Oregon. To access the library website, follow this link, JCGL.

The mission of the society is to inspire interest in genealogy, inform the public and maintain a growing, sustainable library with a strong online presence.

The objectives of the society are to

  • to secure information of a genealogical nature from public and private records by way of historical research as well as indexing and abstracting
  • to provide for the preservation and publication of results
  • to preserve and protect the collection for future generations
  • to acquire by gift, purchase or other means, genealogical materials including books, maps, films, fiche, electronic media, documents, records and artifacts of genealogical and historical interest, and to preserve and protect these for future use
  • to acquire funds from membership dues, donations, and fees, and to acquire by gift, purchase or other means, personal and real property in order to support the Society’s purposes
  • to cooperate and/or affiliate with other nonprofit entities/organizations with like purposes

To accomplish these objectives, RVGS promotes the following activities:
  • Presentation of programs containing historical and/or genealogical information at general meetings and seminars
  • Provision of genealogy classes at the library on a range of topics designed for beginners to experts.
  • Publication of a eNewsletter, Between Us Diggers, that outlines society activities and contains genealogical information
  • Expansion of the JCGL collection through volunteer activities such as the Jackson County Cemetery project
  • Maintenance of the Pioneer and Early Settler Certificate program for descendants of Jackson County Oregon pioneers

Donate to RVGS

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  If you order anything from Amazon by using the link below, Amazon passes on a portion of the total purchase price to Jackson County Genealogy Library. This only works if you use the link below.

Email us at Info@RVGSLibrary.Org.

Our Location: Jackson County Genealogy Library is located at 3405 South Pacific Highway in Medford OR just south of South Stage Road and between "All Natural Pest Elimination" and "Hemingway Vintage Homes". Follow this link, Map for a map to our location.

Photo credits: All photos are the property of RVGS and/or its volunteers, except Rogue River Panorama, property of John Kupersmith, used with his permission.