Original Cemetery Database
This webpage is in development. The cemetery database is presented here in PDF format. Gravesites are listed alphabetically. A cemetery key is included at the beginning of the document.
This partial listing of cemetery records maintained by the Mesa County Genealogical Society (MCGS) is being up-dated by volunteers as time permits. Should you find a surname of interest you may further your research by contacting MCGS through the link on the 'Contact' page. The Mesa County Public Library also maintains an index of obituaries, and the 'Find A Grave' website can also be used to view individual cemetery listings in Mesa County, Colorado.
Many thanks go to the members of the MCGS and the local DAR volunteers who contributed their efforts over the years to this project.
Please note that some records may conflict with others and that a best effort has been made towards accuracy. If in doubt, check the original cemeteries. Suggestions for corrections can submitted through the 'Contact' information on this website.
Copyright © 2006 Mesa County Genealogical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Material from this database may be used for non-profit purposes as long as the copyright line is included with the material.
The following burial was noted on the Find A Grave website 25 Sept 2019 and was not included in the original database. McDonald, William A; Birth and Death dates unknown. Orchard Mesa Cemetery; Find a Grave Memorial number 42710386.
Note: The original database was last revised on 8 January 2006
As of 2022 the Mesa County Genealogical Society, in conjunction with Museum of the West Loyd Files Research Library and Archives is compiling a detailed history of Mesa Counties cemeteries. The webpage can be found here. It will be updated on a regular basis.
Early Birth Newspaper Index
At some point in the history of the Mesa County Genealogical Society, a person or persons unknown compiled a large batch of index cards that recorded the early birth notices from some of the early newspapers(births from 1883 - 1900). These cards were discovered in 2022 when the MCGS Library was re-organized. The information from those cards has been compiled into a searchable database.
Actual newspapers should be reviewed for any additional information.
**Note**: Although the index cards noted only the paternal initial (or name), most newspaper notices indicate "Mr. & Mrs.". Very few indicated child's name, either on the index card or in the birth notice.
Newspaper abbreviations - GJN:Grand Junction News, DS: Daily Sentinel, WS: Weekly Sentinel; PV: Plateau Valley News, CO, GV: unknown newspapers
Original index cards located in MCGS Library
© 2023 No part of these indexes may be reprinted without written permission of the MCGS.