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.

MCGS Bylaws and Standing Rules

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

It is time to pay membership dues for 2019! Annual membership is still $10 (individual) or $12 (family). Your dues are the primary method we have for funding our genealogical society. Options for paying: Bring your payment to one of our regular meetings or complete the membership form on the 'Join' page and mail it and your check to the address on the form. Dues are due by March 30, 2019.

27 Mar 2019Noon 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 2019Noon Meeting: Share Session: "Inherited Family Heirlooms"
9 May 2019Evening Meeting: Hands-on exercises: Immigration: Analyzing a passenger arrival record and writing a citation; Migration: Plotting your families migration routes.
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

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.

Officers 2019
Pamela PaxtonPresident
Karen SturgillVice President
Ingrid SartinSecretary
Laurie BunigerTreasurer

Board of Directors 2019
Amy ProvstgaardStella LedbetterDarrel Sartin

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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