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.
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
|27 Mar 2019||Noon Meeting: "Handwriting Analysis with Lois Lashbrook"Remember we are back in the Conference Romm at Whitman Educational Center for this meeting|
|11 April 2019||Evening Meeting: Presentation by Richard Boston 'Quilt of Honor' Presentation details will be emailed to all members in April|
|24 April 2019||Noon Meeting: Share Session: "Inherited Family Heirlooms"|
|9 May 2019||Evening Meeting: Hands-on exercises: Immigration: Analyzing a passenger arrival record and writing a citation; Migration: Plotting your families migration routes.|
|22 May 2019||Noon 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 2019||Tentative Theme:'German Research'|
|July 2019||Tentative Theme:'Lineage Societies'|
|2019 Programs||As 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 gmail.com with your suggestions.|
Current Officers, Board Members, and Committee Chairs
Our annual election was held 27 February 2019. Congratulations to our new Officers and Board of Directors. Committee Chairs will be appointed at our March business meeting and the website will be updated at that time.
|Karen Sturgill||Vice President|
|Amy Provstgaard||Stella Ledbetter||Darrel Sartin|
|Darrel Sartin||Research Director|