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Rogue Valley Genealogical Society



Monday - Saturday: 10 am — 4 pm


3405 South Pacific Highway
Medford, OR 97501

(541) 512-2340


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The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (RVGS) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization founded in 1966 located in Medford, Oregon. The society promotes family history research by providing educational and research opportunities at the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society Library and through their website, The mission of RVGS is to inspire interest in genealogy, inform and educate the public, and maintain a growing sustainable library with a strong online presence.

The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society 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. The library has patron computers with subscriptions to Ancestry, Fold3, MyHeritage, FindMyPast, American Ancestors, HistoryGeo, NewspaperArchive, and Oregon Edition. The website provides a growing number of databases for Jackson County and an online library catalog of over 25,000 other resources.

Monthly free programs are open to the public providing information that augments personal genealogical and historical research. Genealogy classes are offered regularly and include offerings such as beginning genealogy, library use, software use, and subscription website use. In addition, various user and interest groups meet routinely. Information regarding the programs, classes and interest groups is published in the monthly RVGS eNews, as well as on the RVGS web calendar and on social media.

RVGS Membership
Membership is available to all interested persons for just $40 a year. A second household member can join for an additional $15. Non-members may use the library for a fee of $5.00 per day. Membership privileges include:

  • Free use of library

  • Volunteer opportunities

  • Free & reduced fee genealogy classes

  • Check out of materials

  • Library and remote access to subscription websites

  • Society publications

  • Interest groups

  • Free mentoring

  • Members-only website content

Membership provides a meaningful way to give back to the society and help other researchers. The fees 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. 

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