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 main page of the Cemetery Project now includes a general map of the City of Grand Junction Cemeteries and a link to the burial search page.

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.

Sep 23The LDS Family History Center located at 2881 Orchard Ave will have a 'Grand Reopening Celebration' unveiling their new name as the 'FamilySearch Center'. This celebration will run from 10am to 3 pm and will include an 'Open House' with displays related to the FamilySearch Center and website. If you have not visited the center in awhile (or ever) this would be the perfect opportunity to do so.
Oct 6First Friday - Fruita Branch MCPLD - 10 am - noon
Oct 12General Meeting - Glenn York from the CCGS Speaker Bureau will present: "Researching the American Quakers"- 7 pm.
Nov 3First Friday - Palisade Branch MCPLD - 2-4 pm
Dec 1First Friday - Central Library - 1-3 pm, Community Room

Genealogy Events of Interest

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

Sep 25, Oct 2. Oct 9New Dimensions "Genealogy - The Next Steps: taught by MCGS Member Allan Weinand. You can register here

Current Officers, Board Members, and Committee Chairs

Thank you to our 2022 Officers and Board Member and welcome to the 2023 group.

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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