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.
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
|April 24||Noon Meeting: Share Session: "Inherited Family Heirlooms" Bring your family heirlooms and share your stories.|
|May 9||Evening 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 22||Noon 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|
|June||Evening and Noon meeting programs to be announced|
|July||Tentative Theme:'Lineage Societies'|
|August||Annual Member Picnic: details to be emailed to members|
|Aug 28||Noon Meeting: To be Announced|
|2019 Programs||We 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
|Karen Sturgill||Vice President|
|Amy Provstgaard||Stella Ledbetter||Darrel Sartin|
|Darrel Sartin||Research Director|
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