Mesa County Genealogical Society

We welcome family history researchers interested in all states and countries.

Our members engage in genealogy research that encompasses many states, countries, and topics.

Mesa County Genealogical Society Brochure

First building in Grand Junction Colorado
First building in Grand Junction, Colorado

If you would like to donate to the MCGS you may do so below.

MCGS is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Click the icon to join our Facebook Group. You will be able to communicate with other members and post interesting genealogy related information.

After asking to 'Join' will will need to answer a few simple questions, then read and agree to the group rules.


  • Society meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 7 PM. See schedule below for program details.
  • Many meetings are held in a hybrid (Zoom/in-person) format. Check your e-mails for details
  • Note Regarding Meeting Locations: All meetings through the end of 2023 will be held at the Koinonia Church at 730 25 Rd. Login for any meetings that will also be held via ZOOM will be emailed to members.

    The MCGS Business Meetings are held either before or after the regular meeting.

What's New on the MCGS Website?

  • The Teller Institute detail page located on the MCGS Cemetery Project page has been updated to include a link to the Executive summary of the research led by State Archaeologist Dr. Holly Norton in accordance with the 'Federal Indian Boarding School Research Program Act'.

MCGS Programs and Calendar of Events

Once again it is time to start thinking about subjects for our meetings for next year [2024]. Is there something we haven't covered in a while (or ever) that you would like to learn more about? Contact a Program Committee member to make your suggestions. Let's make this the year we learn a new genealogical research skill or document type.

Dec 1First Friday - Central Library - 1-3 pm, Community Room
Dec 9Annual Holiday Potluck - Mesa County Sheriff's Posse Building, Saturday, Noon.
Jan 5 2024First Friday - Fruita Library 10am - 12
Jan 11General Program - To be Announced
Feb 2First Friday - Palisade Library 2 - 4 pm
Feb 8Annual Business and Board Meeting
Mar 1First Friday - Main Library 1 - 3 pm
Mar 14General Program - To be Announced
Apr 5First Friday - Fruita Library 10am - 12 pm
Apr 11General Program - To be Announced
May 3First Friday - Palisade Library 2 - 4 pm
May ??Possible trip to SLC Family History Library
Jun 7First Friday - Main Library 1 - 3 pm
Jun 13General Program - To be Announced
Jul 5First Friday - Fruita Library 10am - 12 pm
Jul 11General Program - To be Announced
Aug 2First Friday - Palisade Library 2 - 4 pm
Aug ??Annual Potluck Picnic
Sep 6First Friday - Main Library 1 - 3 pm
Sep 12Semi-Annual Business and Board Meeting
Oct 4First Friday - Fruita Library 10am - 12 pm
Oct 10General Program - To be Announced
Nov 1First Friday - Palisade Library 2 - 4 pm
Nov 14General Program - To be Announced
Dec 6First Friday - Main Library 1 - 3 pm
Dec 14Holiday Party

Genealogy Events of Interest

If you know of any genealogy events please contact the MCGS Webmaster so that they can be added.

The Annual "World's Largest Genealogy Conference" RootsTech in Salt Lake City is coming Feb 29 - March 2 2024, Click here for more information. This is an in-person or online event.

Current Officers, Board Members, and Committee Chairs

It is time to begin thinking about next years Officer and Board elections. More information will follow.

Note: The 'Board' of the Mesa County Genealogical Society includes the 3 Board of Directors, and the elected Officers.

Officers 2023
Brenda SaboPresident
Dave FishellVice President
Karen SturgillSecretary
Laurie BunigerTreasurer

Board of Directors 2023
Pamela PaxtonKaren SturgillFrank Nemanich

2023 Committee Chairs
Program CommitteeBrenda Sabo, Laurie Buniger, Karen McGuirk, Dave Fishell, Gail Woodmansee
Membership/OutreachLaDawn Sexton, committee member: Jan Wilson
NewsletterGail Woodmansee
ResearchDarrel Sartin
Genealogist/LibrarianKaren Sturgill
WebmasterKaren Sturgill

Mesa County Genealogical Society is a member of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies (CCGS) and the National Genealogical Society (NGS). The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was merged with the NGS in the summer of 2019.

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