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.
For more information the Mesa County Genealogical Society brochure can be found here.
MCGS now has a new Facebook Group page. You will be asked a few simple questions and agree to a few simple rules in order to join the group. You will be able to communicate with other members and post interesting genealogy related information. Join us by clicking the Facebook icon. Hope to "see" you there.
Society meetings are held twice a month. Meeting locations are listed below the 'Calendar of Events'
MCGS meetings have been canceled indefinitely due to COVID-19 virus.
Calendar of Events
The 2020/2021 series of Educational Presentations can be adjusted for members presentations.
All presentations relate to the Thomas MacEntee - Genealogy Do-Over™.
You will be working on your own family genealogy.
The use of Laptops/Tablets is encouraged at these meetings. A presentation, handouts and work session will be part of each meeting.
**Note: All noon meetings included a business meeting after the presentation portion.
|Mar 12 Evening||MEETING CANCELLED|
|Mar 25 Noon||Meeting Cancelled, but don't stop your Do-Over process||April 3||Cancelled|
|Apr 9 Evening||Meeting Cancelled. Stay tuned to the calendar for details on the next step of your genealogy 'Do-Over'|
|Apr 22 Noon||To be announced|
|May 1||First Friday Help Session - Central MCPLD|
|May 14 Evening|
May 27 Noon
|Interviews (What you Know)|
|June 5||First Friday Help Session - Palisade Branch MCPLD|
|Jun 11 Evening|
Jun 24 Noon
|Citing Sources and 'Research Toolbox'|
|July 3||First Friday Help Session - Fruita Branch MCPLD|
|Jul 9 Evening|
Jul 22 Noon
|August 7||First Friday Help Session - Central MCPLD|
|August 13||MCGS Annual Picnic|
|Aug 26 Noon||To Be Announced|
|September 4||First Friday Help Session - Palisade Branch MCPLD|
|Sep 10 Evening|
Sep 23 Noon
|Software and Document/Photo Digitizing|
|October 2||First Friday Help Session - Fruita Branch MCPLD|
|Oct 8 Evening|
Oct 28 Noon
|Collateral and Cluster Research Techniques|
|November 6||First Friday Help Session - Central MCPLD|
|Nov 12 Evening|
No noon meeting
|Technology in Genealogy Research|
|December 4||First Friday Help Session - Palisade Branch MCPLD|
|December||MCGS Holiday Party - date to be announced|
|January 1 2021||First Friday Help Session - Fruita Branch MCPLD|
|Jan 14 Evening|
Jan 27 Noon
|DNA and Genealogy Research|
|February 5||First Friday Help Session - Central MCPLD|
|Feb 11 Evening|
Feb 24 Noon
|February 24 Noon||Annual MCGS Elections|
|March 5||First Friday Help Session - Palisade Branch MCPLD|
|Mar 11 Evening|
Mar 24 Noon
|Sharing Your Genealogial Discoveries|
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.
Current Officers, Board Members, and Committee Chairs
|Brenda Sabo||Vice President|
|Stella Ledbetter||Darrel Sartin||Karen McGuirk|
|Darrel Sartin||Research Director|
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