The Mesa County Genealogical Society was founded in Grand Junction, Colorado on 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 in the lower level of the Museum of the West on the corner of Ute and 5th Ave.
(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
|June 13||Evening meeting: There will be a 30-35 minute webinar; "City Directories: No Town Too Small, No Clue Too Little" by Thomas MacEntee. A syllabus will be provided and a practical exercise using city directories after the webinar.|
|June 26||Noon Meeting: Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) organization presentation.|
|July 11||Evening meeting program to be announced|
|July 24||Noon meeting program to be announced|
|August 8||Annual Member Picnic: details to be emailed to members. If you would like to serve on the picnic committee please contact the MCGS President|
|August 28||Noon meeting program to be announced|
|Sept 12 and 25||Programs to be announced|
|Oct 10 and 23||Programs to be announced|
|Nov 14||Program to be announced|
|Nov 27||No meeting today|
|Nov 28||Happy Thanksgiving|
|Dec 12||MCGS Annual Holiday Potluck|
|Programs||****IMPORTANT: WE ARE LOOKING FOR PROGRAM SUGGESTIONS*** Do you have ideas for the rest of 2019 and 2020? We have many dates and times open. Send an email to the MCGS President (email found in the 'Contact' section) or add a comment the 'Suggestion Box' that is be available at each meeting.|
Current Officers, Board Members, and Committee Chairs
|Karen Sturgill||Vice President|
|Amy Provstgaard||Stella Ledbetter||Darrel Sartin|
|Darrel Sartin||Research Director|
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