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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.

MCGS Bylaws and Standing Rules

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.

First Builing in Grand Junction
First Building in Grand Junction, Colorado

Society meetings are held twice a month. (See the Calendar of Events below for details on our program offerings)

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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Calendar of Events



Note: Due to circumstances beyond our control our meeting location for our noon meetings is changing starting on 24 April 2019. It will now be held in the lower level of the Museum of the West. You may park in the same lot. One of our members will be outside directing you to correct entrance. We hope to see you there.

April 24Noon Meeting: Share Session: "Inherited Family Heirlooms" Bring your family heirlooms and share your stories.
May 9Evening Meeting: Introduction to Emigration, Immigration, Migration, and Naturalization: Handouts and Hands-on exercises: Immigration: Analyzing a passenger arrival record and writing a citation; Migration: Plotting your families migration routes.
May 22Noon Meeting: Presentation by Susan Steinback 'The Opening of the West: Johnny Appleseed, Buffalo Bill and Fred Harvey' Presentation details will be emailed to all members in May
JuneEvening and Noon meeting programs to be announced
JulyTentative Theme:'Lineage Societies'
AugustAnnual Member Picnic: details to be emailed to members
Aug 28Noon Meeting: To be Announced
2019 ProgramsWe are still looking for programs for the rest of 2019 and into 2020. If you know of someone who would be willing to present an appropriate topic; would like to give a presentation yourself; or have other ideas please send an email to the MCGS President. The email address can be found in the 'Contact' link on this webpage.

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 2018 Committee Chairs

As you can see we have several Committee Chair positions still open for 2019, now is your chance to become more involved with the administration of your society!

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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