The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (RVGS) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization founded in 1966. The society promotes family history research by providing educational and research opportunities at our Jackson County Genealogy Library (JCGL) and through our website rvgslibrary.org. The mission of RVGS is to inspire interest in genealogy, inform the public, and maintain a growing sustainable library with a strong online presence.
The Jackson County Genealogy Library has an extensive collection of birth, marriage, and death records; family histories, books, bulletins, cemetery records, obituaries, local maps, microfilm and microfiche, and newspaper abstracts for every state and many countries. Non-members may use the library for a fee of $5.00 per day.
The research library has patron computers with subscriptions to Ancestry, Fold3, MyHeritage, Findmypast, American Ancestors, and HistoryGeo. Our website, rvgslibrary.org, provides a growing number of searchable databases for Jackson County and an online library catalog of over 18,000 other resources.
Membership is available to all interested persons. Membership privileges include:
Free use of library
Check out of materials
RVGS membership provides a meaningful way to give back to the society and help other researchers. The membership fees help to fund a variety of the Society’s historical record collections and preservation projects. Our members also help to maintain our library, research facilities, and website content.