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March 4 2020
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Jackson County Obituary Indexes

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Our RVGS volunteers have been clipping obituaries from the Ashland Daily Tidings, the Medford Mail Tribune, and the Upper Rogue Independent newspapers since 1953. Because these were not complete until more recent years, we have begun a program of digitizing microfilm images of obituaries from the Medford Mail Tribune. The indexes for these will be put online as they are completed. We also have bound and indexed collections of miscellaneous obituaries donated by our patrons from earlier years, but these are obviously not complete. These "donated" obituaries were bound when a sufficient number were collected to make a volume, making overlap in year range inevitable. Our library also includes many volumes of obituaries clipped from the Grant's Pass Courier newspaper from our neighboring Josephine County. Our volunteers are currently indexing these volumes and these indexes will be put on our website as they are completed. Follow this link, Grant's Pass Courier Obits to view these indexes.

Our library is beginning a new program to publish memorials and obituaries on our website. The obituaries would take the same form as traditional newspaper obituaries, but would be perpetual. These will be listed under the heading JCGL Obituaries below as they are produced. Memorials are less formal and more personalized. Follow this link, JCGL Memorials and Obituaries to learn more.

Our volunteers have also abstracted or transcribed news items of genealogical interest from the early years of the Ashland Tidings, the short-lived Medford Sun, the Gold Hill News, the Central Point Herald, the Medford Mail, and the Medford Mail Tribune. We recently created indexes for just the obituaries in those newspapers. While these are abstracts or transcriptions, not copies of the actual obituaries, they retain all of the essential information that were in the original obituaries.

Bound and indexed volumes of these clippings and abstracts are available for you to use in our library. If you are unable to visit the library, our staff will copy and send you an obituary for $10.00 per individual. This includes all newspaper references for the same person. You should keep in mind that, while newspaper announcements usually contain biographical information provided by family and friends, this is not always the case. If we determine that an obituary contains only the date of death and burial place, we will endeavor to supplement the newspaper obituary with other information in our records. There is, of course, no guarantee that we will find more information in our records than is contained in the newspaper announcement itself.

Follow one of the links below to see the index for that year or year range. If you find a name of interest and would like a copy of the obituary, follow the link for the postal request form at the top of the index, complete and print it, then send it along with a check for $10 to the address on the form. The requested obituary will be mailed to you.

Alternatively, make a secure online payment using the Buy Now button on the page containing the index, then follow the link for the Email Request Form below it. An online request form will be displayed, which you can complete and email to us by clicking the Submit Form button. The requested information will be emailed to you as a .jpg attachment. When you click on the attachment, it will be loaded into your picture viewer from which you can print a hard copy.

Abstracted from the Early Ashland Tidings

Vols. 1-5 (1876-1891) Vols. 21-25 (1910-1915)
Vols. 6-10 (1892-1899) Vols. 26-30 (1915-1922)
Vols. 11-15 (1900-1904) Vols. 31-37 (1922-1931)
Vols. 16-20 (1904-1909)  

Transcribed from the Medford Mail and Early Issues of the Medford Mail Tribune

Medford Mail 1892-1895 Medford Mail Tribune 1909-1920

Clipped from the Ashland Tidings, Medford Mail Tribune, and Upper Rogue Independent

1953-1971 2003 2008 [Image]
1971-1979 2004 2009 (Jan-Jun) 2011 (Jan-Jun) 2013 (Jan-Jun) 2016
1980-1989 2005 2009 (Jul-Dec) 2011 (Jul-Dec) 2013 (Jul-Dec) 2017
1990-1999 2006 2010 (Jan-Jun) 2012 (Jan-Jun) 2014 2018
2000-2002 2007 2010 (Jul-Dec) 2012 (Jul-Dec) 2015  

Our obituary clippings may not be complete and usually do not include maiden surnames. For these reasons, our volunteers are digitizing obituaries from microfilmed copies of the Medford Mail Tribune (see below).

Scanned from Microfilm Images of the Medford Mail Tribune

The following table contains links to our indexes of scanned obituaries from the Medford Mail Tribune spanning the period
from January 1892 through December 1970. See the Clipped table above for obituary indexes from 1971 on.

Year Printed
  1901 1911 1921 1931 1941 1951 1961
1892 1902 1912 1922 1932 1942 1952 1962
1893 1903 1913 1923 1933 1943 1953 1963
1894 1904 1914 1924 1934 1944 1954 1964
1895 1905 1915 1925 1935 1945 1955 1965
1896 1906 1916 1926 1936 1946 1956 1966
1897 1907 1917 1927 1937 1947 1957 1967
1898 1908 1918 1928 1938 1948 1958 1968
1899 1909 1919 1929 1939 1949 1959 1969
1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970

Abstracted from the Medford Sun

1910-1915 1915-1918 1918-1925


Abstracted from the Gold Hill News

1910-1912 1913-1914 1915-1916 1917-1921 1926-1927


Abstracted from the Central Point Herald

Volume 1 (1906-1912) Volume 2 (1912-1917)


Abstracted from the Grants Pass Courier [Image]

1850-1947 [Image] 1948-1973 [Image] 1974-1987 [Image]


Miscellaneous Clippings from Patron Donations

1867-1934 1935-1989 1883-1988

Last Updated: 02/14/2020