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Genealogy Library
March 4 2020
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About the Jackson County Genealogy Library

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The Jackson County Genealogy Library houses the largest collection of genealogical books and resources in Southern Oregon. Over 20,000 volumes cover all states. The library is especially rich in Jackson County and Oregon resources. To access our library catalog, follow this link, JCGL Catalog.

We continue to add new volumes to our library collection. Follow this link, Recent Additions, to see our latest acquisitions.

Contact Information

The Jackson County Genealogy Library is located at 3405 South Pacific Highway (Highway 99) 1/4 mile south of South Stage Road just north of "All Natural Pest Elimination" and across the street from Pickers Paradise. Follow this link, Map, for a printable Google map to our library.

You can also reach us by telephone at 541-512-2340 or by mail at 3405 South Pacific Highway, Medford OR 97501.

If you have a question about a library or society event, a class, a meeting, or a general question about the library or society, you can reach us by email at Reception.JCGL@gmail.com. If you need help with records or research, please email the Reference Librarian at Librarian@RVGSLibrary.org.

Library Access:

The JCGL is now open from 10AM to 4PM Monday through Saturday except Tuesdays when we stay open till 9PM. We close the week leading up to Christmas and Wednesday through Sunday at Thanksgiving. RVGS members have free access to the library, but there is a $5 fee per day for nonmembers. Follow this link, Membership to learn more about becoming a member of the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society.

Additional Features of our Library Holdings

  • Family histories
  • Atlases and maps
  • DAR Lineage books
  • The Mayflower Descendant and all Mayflower Family Books
  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register
  • American State Papers
  • Great Register of California 1890
  • CD-Rom Collection
  • Microfilm and microfiche readers and printers
  • Historical quilt collection donated by Jacksonville Museum Quilters Guild.

Other Resources

  • Patron computers with high-speed internet connection
  • High-speed wireless internet access for electronic devices
  • Ready access to genealogy subscription sites: Ancestry (library edition), American Ancestors, Fold3, Find My Past, My Heritage, and HistoryGeo [Image]
  • Family Affiliate Library status with familysearch.org, which provides enhanced access to digitized records
*NOTE The patron computers at the library display a menu of subscription sites from which to choose.

The RVGS Research Committee can help you with your research. The research fee is $15 per hour. Please include $15 with your initial request. You can mail your request and check to the library, ATTN: Research Chairperson, using the address on the request form. Click on the following link for the research request form which you can fill in on your computer, print and then mail to us: Research Request Form

For faster turnaround, click on the Buy Now button below to pay electronically for your request and have the request emailed to us. After filling in the information to make your payment, click on "Add" after special instructions to explain what you would like us to do. Provide the surname, date, place, and other relevant information pertaining to the person you are researching. Once your online payment has been verified, our staff will begin work on your request. If not too extensive, our findings will be emailed to you. Otherwise, they will be mailed to you at the address you provide on the request form. Click on the Buy Now button below to make your $15 online payment and to describe the work you would like us to perform.

If you would like to make a secure online donation to help support RVGS and JCGL, follow this link:

Order your genealogy books, or anything else you might want, from Amazon. Amazon passes on approximately 4% of the total purchase price to Jackson County Genealogy Library if you use the link below:

Last Updated 10/08/2019