Obituaries and Local History

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 The Daily Sentinel date and page number
  • Use the date and page number to retrieve the obituary from The Daily Sentinel microfilm on the Central Library’s lower level
  • Let us know if you would like a demonstration.
  • View Our Genealogy Subject Guide


Local History


970West Digital Collection

Veterans Remember – This is an ongoing project that seeks to collect and document the memories, thoughts, and experiences of U.S. military veterans who live in Mesa County.

Mesa County Oral History Project – The MCOHP began as a joint project of the Museums of Western Colorado and Mesa County Libraries (MCL) in 1975 by collecting tape-recorded interviews with pioneers of Mesa County and surrounding areas and interviews with the children of pioneers. The Central Library housed the duplicate audio cassettes and provided patron access to the histories. The museum stored the master tapes and kept files and transcripts related to the oral history collection. This is an ongoing project.