The mission of this Society is to
provide genealogical knowledge to its membership and promote the study
of ancestral history to the
community at large.

The Grants Pass Genealogical Society is open to anyone who wants to research their family history and eager  to learn new methods of research. 

We publish nine newsletters per year that are provided via the internet. Meetings are held January thru June and September thru November.

Membership dues are $15.00 per year per person or $20.00 for a family with the same mailing address. 

See the membership brochure for an application and mail it to PO Box 214 Grants Pass, OR 97528

2023 Officers &
Board of Directors

President / Vice President
Celeste Guillory

Kim Guthrie

Mary Slater

Mary Ann Blackledge

Facebook Manager
Cindy Suda

Mary Anne Blackledge

& Kim Guthrie

FHC Director
Jan Hansen

Newsletter Editor
Celeste Guillory

Contact Us Here:




(new Contact address)


Notice to the

Genealogy Community

in Grants Pass

After 55 years as a genealogy group, we have decided to close at the end of December 2023.This was not an easy decision but the board of directors could find no one to serve as elected officers for 2024-2026.

This website will continue to remain visible and all archived newsletters will be available in about 2 months. They contain the history of our group since 2000. Please enjoy the photos from past events and some new ones being added soon.

Please visit the facebook site which has been archived and viewable. It has information from newsletters and many posts of interest. 

Thank you to the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society board of directors who have offered one-year membership to all our members at no charge. For information call 541.512.2340 

The Family Search Center located at 1969 Williams Hwy (on the west side of the building) in Grants Pass is open and volunteers are available to assist with your family history questions. Call 541.476.1926. We thank the LDS Church leadership for providing a room for meetings and workshops.

A 2024 scholarship was funded and a selection committee formed to choose a local senior for the last Grants Pass Genealogical Society scholarship. The winner will be announced in June 2024. Our thanks to the Redwood Education Foundation for assistance with annual scholarship.

To all who are or were members for 55 years in Grants Pass...you have seen many changes in how the "science" of genealogy has progressed in the last few years. It's hoped you are able to find that elusive family member and get over your brick wall. Happy hunting.

Celeste Guillory - President & Editor

Kim Guthrie - Secretary

Mary Slater - Treasurer

Mary Ann Blackledge- Membership

Cindy Suda - Facebook Editor

Jan Hansen - FSC Director

Beverly Wellington - Board of Directors

Elizabeth Holt - Board of Directors

Barbara Ruffner - Board of Directors

"Educating Family History 

Researchers  for over 55 Years"

 Click below to view our membershipbrochure.

LDS building

  Everyone is welcome!

 Family History Center Entrance

 on Harbeck side of the building -

now open Sunday afternoon 2-4PM

In-Person GPGS meetings 

will resume in the near future.

  Physical Address for Meetings:

1969 Williams Hwy. 

Grants Pass, OR 97527


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