Mesa County Genealogical Society

About Us

The Mesa County Genealogical Society was founded in March 1980 as a 501C(3) nonprofit organization to promote an interest in genealogy, and to encourage and instruct members in the art and practice of genealogical research.

We welcome family history researchers interested in all states and countries. Our members have wide ranging interests and engage in research in areas such as: Colorado, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Minnesota, Arkansas, Wyoming, New England, Ireland, Austria, Germany, Canada, etc. Come join us and learn new research techniques, brush up on techniques you learned in the past, and enjoy the fellowship of individuals who share your passion for family history research.

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First Building in Grand Junction, Colorado

Society meetings are held twice a month. (See the Calendar of Events below for details on our program offerings)

Evening meetings are held at 7:00 pm, the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Garden Room at the Commons of Hilltop, located at 625 27 1/2 Rd. (Except August - potluck picnic and December - potluck)

Sack Lunch Meetings are held on the 4th Wed. of the month at noon at the Museum of the West in the large meeting room located at the rear of the Whitman Educational Center, 248 S Fourth St. This is directly across the parking lot from the Museum entrance.

(A regular business meeting follows the Sack Lunch Meeting) No noon meetings in November or December.

For more information the Mesa County Genealogical Society brochure can be found here.

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Calendar of Events

8 Nov 2018Evening Meeting, Garden Room at the Commons, 7 PM: Share Session: Military Ancestors
Dec 2018Annual Hoiday Potluck, Whitman Educational Center Meeting Room, details to follow.
10 Jan 2019Evening Meeting, Garden Room at the Commons, 7 PM: Conquering Chaos: Webinar presented by Paula Stuart-Warren. Member discussion following presentation.
23 Jan 2019Noon Meeting: Share Session: Organization
14 Feb 2019Evening Meeting, Gardne Room at the Commons, 7 PM: Share Session: "Courtship and Marriage in the Past".
27 Feb 2019Share Session: "Courtship and Marriage in the Past".
27 Feb 2019Noon Meeting: MCGS Annual Business Meeting and Elections
2019 ProgramsThank you to those of you who have offered suggestions for the 2019 Programs. Suggestions include German and Italian research; Homesteading; Dating Old Photographs; Cemetery Research; Early Military Conflicts; Brickwall Sharing; Handwriting Analysis: Document Analysis. We will be working in the next few months to get some of these onto the calendar. Keep in mind we are always looking for more ideas and more of you who are interested in giving presentations. Send an email to mcgspres at with your suggestions.

Current Officers, Board Members, and Committee Chairs

Officers 2018
Karen SturgillPresident
VacantVice President
Donna JacksonSecretary
Laurie BunigerTreasurer

Board of Directors 2018
Kathie VlahosAmy ProvstgaardSue Shea

Committee Chairs 2018
Jan WilsonHistorian
VacantProgram Director
Sue SheaMembership/Outreach
Connie BunteParliamentarian
Darrel SartinResearch Director
Connie BunteLibrarian
Karen SturgillWebmaster

Mesa County Genealogical Society is a member of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies and the Federation of Genealogical Societies

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