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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.

For more information the Mesa County Genealogical Society brochure can be found here.

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.

MCGS now has a new Facebook Group page. 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.

After asking to 'Join' will will need to answer a few simple questions and read and agree to the group rules.


Society meetings are held twice a month. Meeting locations are listed below the 'Calendar of Events'

All face-to-face MCGS meetings have been canceled indefinitely due to COVID-19 virus.


Calendar of Events

The 2020/2021 Genealogy Do-Over/Go-Over

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.


Jun 24 Noon

Citing Sources and 'Research Toolbox'

Business Meeting follows program

July 3First Friday Help Session - Fruita Branch MCPLD
Jul 9 Evening

Jul 22 Noon

Evaluating Evidence
August 7First Friday Help Session - Central MCPLD
August 13 MCGS Annual Picnic
Aug 26 NoonTo Be Announced
September 4First Friday Help Session - Palisade Branch MCPLD
Sep 10 Evening

Sep 23 Noon

Software and Document/Photo Digitizing
October 2First Friday Help Session - Fruita Branch MCPLD
Oct 8 Evening

Oct 28 Noon

Collateral and Cluster Research Techniques
November 6First Friday Help Session - Central MCPLD
Nov 12 Evening

No noon meeting

Technology in Genealogy Research
December 4First Friday Help Session - Palisade Branch MCPLD
DecemberMCGS Holiday Party - date to be announced
January 1 2021First Friday Help Session - Fruita Branch MCPLD
Jan 14 Evening

Jan 27 Noon

DNA and Genealogy Research
February 5First Friday Help Session - Central MCPLD
Feb 11 Evening

Feb 24 Noon

Education Options
February 24 NoonAnnual MCGS Elections
March 5First 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

Officers 2020
Pamela PaxtonPresident
Brenda SaboVice President
Ingrid SartinSecretary
Laurie BunigerTreasurer

Board of Directors 2020
Stella LedbetterDarrel SartinKaren McGuirk

Welcom to all the 2020 Committee Chairs

Thank you to each of you for becoming involved.

Committee Chairs 2020
Ingrid SartinHistorian
VacantProgram Director
Jan WilsonMembership/Outreach
Gail WoodmanseeNewsletter
VacantParliamentarian
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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