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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.

Our brochure can be found here

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.

First Friday Help Sessions have been canceled indefinitely due to COVID-19 virus.

To join us for ZOOM meetings members can check their e-mail for details.


MCGS Calendar of Events


2022 is just around the corner and it is time to begin thinking about our programs for the upcoming year. Have you seen or heard of a webinar that would be of interest to our members? Our Program Committee would love to have your input. Make your preferences known, monthly programs need to be a group effort.

Dec.Holiday Celebration: Date and Time to be announced
Jan. 13, 2022'A Research Trip to Elk City, Idaho County, Idaho' - Presentation by Karen Sturgill
Feb 10MCGS Library Update: Step-by-Step Instructions on how to access genealogy books online;Annual Meeting and elections.

As of October 14, 2021 our meetings will held in a hybrid (Zoom/in-person) format.

Meetings will be held at 7:00 pm, the 2nd Thursday of each month. Note: As of October 2021 meetings will be held at the Redlands United Methodist Church at 527 Village Way which is off Broadway (Hwy 340) in the Redlands.

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


Genealogy Events of Interest



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 2021
Brenda SaboPresident
Karen SturgillVice President
Larraine PallasSecretary
Laurie BunigerTreasurer

Board of Directors 2021
Stella LedbetterDarrel SartinKaren McGuirk

Thank you to each of you for becoming involved.

Members: We are always looking for more committee members. If there is a committee listed here that you think you might find of interest contact the Program Committee Chair.

2021 Committee Chairs
Program CommitteePam Paxton, Darrel Sartin, Laurie Buniger, Karen McGuirk
HistorianDave Fishell
Membership/OutreachJan Wilson, committee member: LaDawn Sexton
NewsletterGail Woodmansee
ParliamentarianVacant
Research DirectorDarrel Sartin, committee member: Larraine Pallas
LibrarianKaren Sturgill, committe member: Karen McGuirk
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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