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 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,, 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
Volunteer opportunities
Genealogy classes
Check out of materials
Subscription websites
Society publications
Interest groups
Free mentoring


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.


Genealogy classes are offered regularly and are posted on our website calendar at Classes include offerings such as beginning genealogy, library use, software use, and subscription website use. In addition, various user and interest groups meet regularly at the library.


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