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.

Oct 7First Friday Help Session; 10 am - noon, MCPLD Fruita Branch
Oct 13Regular Meeting, 7 pm, "How Using the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Resources Can Help You with Your Genealogy Research. Presenter: Karen Merritt Sturgill
Nov 4First Friday Help Session; 2-4 pm, MCPLD Palisade Branch

Genealogy Events of Interest

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

RootsTech: 2-4 March 2023, Virtual and in person Salt Lake City Event. Registration for Salt Lake City opens in September 2022. No registration is needed for the Virtual event. Got to rootstech by FamilySearch to sign up for notifications.

New Dimensions GJ: Genealogy course coming soon. These will be taught by MCGS Member Alan Weinand. Catalog will be available on 18 September 2023. Click here for details.

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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