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  • fold3: historical documents from the National Archives, Library of Congress and other repositories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 

Board of Directors Meeting 

 starts at 12:30

September 9th - Free genealogy workshop 12Noon to 4Pm

Everyone is welcome - please enter from the West Harbeck side of the building

September 12th General meeting 1:30 -USING MILITARY RECORDS ...including Fold3 & NARA

Tuesday October 10 - Nomination for 2018 Officers

Guest Speaker Lorita Cushman/ Beginning DNA

Saturday October 21 8-4PM 

Grants Pass Community Seminar

many interesting topics taught by local experts

watch for the website with details coming soon

November 14 -Guest Speaker - Terry Conrad/Basic Photo Imaging

Election of officers for 2017-2018 

December 12 - Annual Christmas luncheon

The Black Bear Diner in Grants Pass

Bring "Robber Exchange" presents



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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