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Mesa County, Colorado
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Mesa County, Colorado Facts

When was Mesa County, CO Created?
Mesa County was established on February 14, 1883 from Gunnison County.

What is the County Seat of Mesa County, CO?
The County Seat is located in Grand Junction and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Mesa County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Garfield CountyPitkin CountyGunnison CountyDelta CountyMontrose CountyGrand County, Utah

Mesa County, CO Vital Records

Where can find Mesa County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Mesa County vital records can be found at the Colorado Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Colorado for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Mesa County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Colorado Birth CertificateMarriage VerificationDivorce VerificationDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Mesa County, CO Census Records

What Mesa County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Mesa County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Mesa Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Mesa County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Mesa County, CO?
A list of Mesa County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Colorado Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Mesa County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Mesa County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Mesa County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Mesa County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Colorado courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Colorado residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Mesa County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Colorado Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Mesa County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 125 N Spruce St, Grand Junction, CO 81501
    • Phone: (970) 257-3660
  • Mesa County Clerk & Recorder
    • Marriage Records: 1883
    • Land Records: 1883
  • Mesa County Clerk of Courts
    • Probate Records: 1883
    • Court Records: 1883
  • Mesa County Health Department
    • Birth / Death Records: 1893–1909 /  1893–1901; in Courthouse storage

Where can I connect with other Mesa County, CO Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Mesa County, CO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Mesa County.

Mesa Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Mesa Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Mesa Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Mesa Co. CO Census Records

Mesa Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Mesa Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Mesa Co. CO General and History Websites

Mesa Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Mesa Co. CO Military Records

Mesa Co. CO Schools & Directories