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.

First Builing in Grand Junction
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

23 Jan 2019Noon Meeting:Handout: How to Organize Your Genealogy: Addressing Your Root Problem - Discussion to follow: Share your genealogy organizational techniques and frustrations.
14 Feb 2019Evening Meeting:Happy Valentine's Day Ancestry webinar: Little Used Marriage Records on Discussion will follow
27 Feb 2019Noon Meeting: Share Session: 'Courtship and Marriage in the Past': Share family stories of courtship and marriage in your family history.
27 Feb 2019After the Noon Meeting: MCGS Annual Business Meeting and Elections
14 Mar 2019Evening Meeting: Webinar and Share Session: "Deciphering Old Documents"
27 Mar 2019Noon Meeting: "Handwriting Analysis with Lois Lashbrook"
11 April 2019 Evening Meeting: Presentation by Richard Boston 'Quilt of Honor' Presentation details will be emailed to all members in April
24 April 2019Noon Meeting: Share Session: "Inherited Family Heirlooms"
9 May 2019Evening Meeting: Theme: Migration
22 May 2019Noon Meeting: Presentation by Susan Steinback 'The Opening of the West: Johnny Appleseed, Buffalo Gill and Fred Harvey' Presentation details will be emailed to all members in May
June 2019Tentative Theme:'German Research'
July 2019Tentative Theme:'Lineage Societies'
2019 ProgramsAs you can see we are still looking for program offerings that would be of interest to our members. Please 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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