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
  • Meetings are held at the US Bank Building, United Way Offices (Conference Room), Third Floor, 422 White Ave.
  • The MCGS Business Meetings are held held either before or after the regular meeting.

MCGS Programs and Calendar of Events

What research skills/areas would you like to learn more about in the coming year? Contact one of our Program Committee members with your suggestions. We would love to have your input. Make your preferences known; monthly programs should be a group effort.

June 3First Friday help session, 1PM - 3 PM, Central Library
June 97PM - Presentation on the local LDS Family History Library. Presentation by Brian and Doroth Brinck Directors. LDS Family History Library 2881 Orchard Ave. Entrance on SW corner of the Church. This will NOT be a Zoom meeting.
July 1First Friday help session, 10AM - 12PM, Fruita Branch MCPLD
July 12"Locating Images of Ancestors - Putting a Face to That Name - Presentation by Andy Likins - Genealogical Speaker's Guild. 7PM regular meeting location
Aug 5First Friday help session, 2PM -4PM, Palisade Branch MCPLD
Aug 11Annual MCGS Potluck Picnic. LDS Church outdoor shelter. See your email for more details.

Genealogy Events of Interest

National Genealogical Society Family History Conference

In Person: 24-28; Online at Home: 27-28, May 2022

Details can be found here 2022 NGS Conference

Current Officers, Board Members, and Committee Chairs

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

Officers 2022
Brenda SaboPresident
Dave FishellVice President
Larraine PallasSecretary
Laurie BunigerTreasurer

Board of Directors 2022
Pamela PaxtonKaren SturgillKaren McGuirk

Thank you to each of you for becoming involved.

2022 Committee Chairs
Program CommitteeLaurie 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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