Medford, Oregon (April 18, 2023) — Sams Valley has had a number of small settlements over the years. When and how did Moonville flourish and what led to its disappearance? What happened to the 13 Moon children, who were all born in Jackson County? Are their descendants here now? Anne Billeter uses a blend of historical and genealogical resources to look for answers to these and other questions about the Moons and Moonville in this Windows in Time talk on Wednesday, May 3 from 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m. on Zoom as well as in-person at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue. The lecture will be repeated on Wednesday, May 10 from 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Library, 510 West 1st Street. 

Anne Billeter is Library Director of the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (RVGS) Library and has previously worked at the Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) Research Library, Jackson County Library Services, Josephine County Library System, and the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University. She has served on the Boards of RVGS, SOHS, and the Josephine County Historical Society. She has lived in Southern Oregon for over 44 years and enjoys researching local history and genealogy. 

Pre-registration is needed to attend the online version of this program and can be found at A recording of the program will later be made available on the Jackson County Library Services YouTube channel; subscribe at 

The monthly Windows in Time lunchtime lectures feature well-known writers and historians and bring alive the people, values, and events that shaped our Southern Oregon heritage. The lectures are jointly sponsored by the Southern Oregon Historical Society and Jackson County Library Services. For more information, please contact the Southern Oregon Historical Society at 541-773-6536 or or Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-8679 or