Grants Pass Genealogical Society
Meetings & Programs for 2017

Grants Pass Genealogy Society Meetings are held at 
1969 Williams Hwy. • Grants Pass

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Enter the East side ( Williams Hwy ) of the LDS Church Building facing South Middle School
There is plenty of parking.

Current Programs:

January 10th - 1969 Williams Hwy Grants Pass 1:30 - 3PM

Cancelled due to severe weather - to be re-scheduled

February 14th 1969 Williams Hwy Grants Pass 1:30 - 3PM

"Writing Your Story" presented by Peggy Hill

March 14 - 1969 Williams Hwy Grants Pass  1:30 - 3PM

"Naming Patterns" presented by Andrea Patterson

(former President of the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society)

April 11th - Sources with bob James

May 9th - The Portal

19 Free programs available at the Family History Center

  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers: more than 2 million digitized newspaper pages, all fully text searchable
  • a subscription site of UK vital records, censuses and outbound passenger lists
  • fold3: historical documents from the National Archives, Library of Congress and other repositories
  •  and 15 other premium websites and more

June 13th

"Understanding the Terms that Define Relationships"

Garnet Rigby-Wharton will discuss the titles given to relatives and explain the different types of cousins we have and how to 

tell them apart.

Garnet is a frequent speaker in Grants Pass and is always very well prepared and knowledgeable . 

There will be a short quiz at the end of the presentation.

Handout in June newsletter

Soon we will celebrate our 

50th Anniversary 

how do you want to mark this event

Board of Directors Meeting 

 starts at 12:30


Previous Programs (2015):

Tuesday May 12th - You and the DAR 

Tuesday April 14th  - Writing Your Life Story - Part II

Tuesday June 9th - Field trip to Jackson County Genealogy Library operated by the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society - 3405 S. Pacific Hwy Medford.

Saturday July 25 - Yard Sale - 6th at E Streets in Grants Pass - 8-2PM

Tuesday August 11- Pot Luck Picnic - Reinhard Volunteer Park Grants Pass - 11-2 PM

Tuesday September 8- Guest Speaker Chuck Stobing - Using the Computer to Conduct Family History Research.

Tuesday October 11 - Tour the Josephine Community Library in Grants Pass - Learn about the genealogy related books and tours available at the library. The tour starts at 1:30. A board meeting and report from the nominating commited takes place in the Ben Bones Room of the Library at 12:30. ( 200 NW C Street Grants Pass )

Tuesday November 10 - General Meeting - elections of Officers for 2016 - Guest Speaker - Chuck Stobing
BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP starts at 1:30.

Tuesday December 8 - Annual Christmas Luncheon, installation of officers for 2016. TapRock Northwest Grill
6th Street at the Caveman Bridge 11:30 - 3 PM

Tuesday January 12 1:30 - 3PM  -History Shakespeare & DNA   - a puzzle solved

If anyone has handouts for the above or other workshops,
please email them to Celeste at

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