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Mesa County Genealogical Society

About Us

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. Meeting locations are listed below the 'Calendar of Events'


Calendar of Events


2020 Programs ****WE NEED PRESENTION TOPICS!!!! What do you want to learn about in 2020? This is YOUR genealogy society. Become involved!!!! 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.
Nov 2Barnes and Noble MCGS promotion
Nov 14Program to be announced
Nov 27No meeting
Nov 28Happy Thanksgiving
Dec 12MCGS Annual Holiday Potluck

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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Current Officers, Board Members, and Committee Chairs

Officers 2019
Pamela PaxtonPresident
Karen SturgillVice President
Ingrid SartinSecretary
Laurie BunigerTreasurer

Board of Directors 2019
Amy ProvstgaardStella LedbetterDarrel Sartin

Thank you to all the 2019 Committee Chairs

2020 is coming soon! Make a New Years Resolution to get involved with a MCGS committee or become a Committee Chair.

Committee Chairs 2019
Ingrid SartinHistorian
VacantProgram Director
VacantMembership/Outreach
VacantNewsletter
Amy ProvstgaardParliamentarian
Darrel SartinResearch Director
Karen SturgillLibrarian
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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