Find Obituaries in the Catalog
- Visit the catalog and select ‘Genealogy’ from the search drop-down menu
- Search by name or keyword
- The initial screen displays matching names with birth and death date information below
- Click on the person’s name to get Daily Sentinel date and page number
- Use the date and page number to retrieve the obituary from the Sentinel’s microfilm at the Central Library, lower level
Veterans Remember – 970West Digital Collection
- An ongoing project that seeks to collect and document the memories, thoughts, and experiences of U.S. military veterans who live in Mesa County.
Rashleigh Regional History Room
The regional history room is located at our Central library. The collection includes city directories, local histories, gravestone inscriptions, railway information, and more.
The Rashleigh Regional History Room is named in honor of Rosemary Rashleigh, long-time library supporter and former member of the Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees.
Please, no food or beverages in the history room.
Grand Junction Polk City Directories
From the current year going back to 1904, this mostly complete collection includes a reverse phone number directory in addition to directories of street address and names. Older editions will sometimes include occupation, marital status and information on whether the person rented or owned property. R 917.88 C751g
Grand Junction Telephone Directories
Current year going back to the 1943.
The locked case contains three copies of 1877 Hayden Survey of Colorado. Please let staff at the information desk know that you would like to see these maps.
Includes detailed railroad history titles, mostly but not entirely, dealing with the Western region of the United States. R 385.09788
Colorado Brand Books
Past and present listings of all registered livestock brands in the state.
Western Colorado Section
The Grand Heritage: by local historian Dave Fishell. R 978.8171 F532g
George Crawford’s Attic: by Deborah Brockett. R 978.8171 B864g
125 people, 125 years : Grand Junction’s story: by Laurena Davis. R 978.817 D262o
Monumental majesty : 100 years of Colorado National Monument.: by Laurena Mayne Davis. R 978.817 M815
Older yearbooks from local middle schools, high schools and Colorado Mesa University (formerly Mesa State College).
The War of the Rebellion: a compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
Exhaustive records on the American Civil War. Includes first-hand accounts, maps, and field reports. R 973.73 U58w
Booklets list gravestone inscriptions for the following cemeteries:
DeBeque, Glade Park, Battlement (Parachute), Bethlehem (Paonia), Cedar Crest (Collbran), Clover (Collbran), Eagalite (Plateau City), Elmwood (Fruita), Fairview (Mesa), Palisade, Sacred Heart (Fruita), Veterans Crownpoint (Appleton, Whitewater.