Mesa County Genealogical Society

To Join

The membership year is from March 1 through the end of February

Annual Dues: $10 Single; $12 Family (two voting family members)

Note: Dues are due by March 30th

Membership Form

The link below will take you to the most recent MCGS Bylaws and Standing Rules.

Bylaws and Standing Rules

Why Join Your Local Genealogical Society?

Kathleen W. Hinckley, Certified Genealogical Records Specialist, author, lecturer, owner/operator of Family Detective, the executive director of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a trustee for the Board of Certification of Genealogists wrote a very good article about the reasons to join a local genealogy society.

The article can be found in its entirety here

Her reasons for joining the local society:

  • Discovered a network of local genealogists
  • Learned new research skills
  • Learned how to evaluate genealogical software
  • Improved skills in reading old handwriting
  • Learned from other members
  • Realized that society volunteers in other localities were indexing records that were pertinent to her own research
  • Gained experience in using different record types
  • Developed leadership skills
  • Found other members researching in the same areas
  • Developed friendships

MCGS Membership Benefits

  • Items listed in the above article

  • Two educational meetings per month (evening and noon)

  • Several member events each year (potluck picnic, holiday potluck, etc.)

  • Numerous volunteer opportunities on a variety of committees

  • Opportunities in society administration

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