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Genealogy: Rashleigh Regional History Room

Find both the library's and the internet's genealogy resources here, with links to local interests, research advice, and topical newsletters.

Local Newspapers

 

The Daily Sentinel is available on microfilm from November 20, 1893 to December 31, 2010 with the exception of the following.

- January 1950 through March 1950

- July 1967 through August 1967

- February 1981

- January 1993

Daily Sentinel issues from January 2010 through April 2024 are available in PDF format on the microfilm computers in the lower level at the Central Library. 

In addition to the Daily Sentinel, the following newspapers are also available on microfilm.

Grand Junction News

- October 28, 1882 to February 18, 1888

- May 26, 1888 to October 1, 1892

- January 2, 1892 to June 22, 1895

- January 23, 1897 to April 21, 1900

- April 28, 1900 to December 27, 1902

- January 3, 1903 to December 30, 1905

- September 11, 1909 to September 7, 1912

- September 14, 1912 to October 2, 1915

- October 9, 1915 to December 28, 1918

The Weekly Sentinel

January 1, 1897 to January 25, 1902

- February 1, 1902 to January 19, 1907

- January 26, 1907 to September 30, 1910

- October 7, 1910 to April 25, 1913

- May 2, 1913 to March 17, 1916

- March 24, 1916 to September 27, 1918

Evening Sun and Grand Junction Star

March 12, 1900 to August 24, 1901

- August 26, 1901 to April 29, 1902

Grand Valley Sun

January 6, 1899 to December 27, 1899

Plateau Voice

October 3, 1919 to February 17, 1922 - February 17, 1922 to October 23, 1925

- October 30, 1925 to January 25, 1929 - February 1, 1929 to May 29, 1931

- June 5, 1931 to September 7, 1934 - September 7, 1934 to February 12, 1937

- February 19, 1937 to March 24, 1939 - March 31, 1939 to April 11, 1941

- April 18, 1941 to December 30, 1927 - March 31, 1939

Denver Post 

- September 11-20, 1996

Gunnison Review-Press

- May 15, 1880 to January 21, 1882

- October 12, 1881 to November 10, 1882

Non-newspaper items include the following.

- 1900 Census record for portions of Mesa, Mineral, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Otero, Ouray, Park, and Phillips counties

- Partial 1910 Census record

- 1920 Census record for Mesa, Montrose, Morgan, and Park counties

- 1930 Census record for Mesa, Montrose, and Montezuma counties

- Mary Rait's thesis on the development of Grand Junction

- Colorado Marriage Index: approximately 1900 to 1939 - Martin, Edward to Martin, Antonio J. and Sasso, Pete to Schribner, Charles

- Rocky Mountain Official Railway: July 1887 to August 1898 

 

 

Brand Books

The Charter of the City of Grand Junction, Colorado

Locked 352.078 C3852 - 1948

Locked 352.078 C3852 - 1954

Locked 352.078 C3852 - 1957

Locked 352.078 C3852 - 1977

Report of the municipal activities of the city of Grand Junction, Colorado for the first three years under the council-manager form of government, years 1922, 1923 and 1924

Locked 352.078817 R425

Pathways Magazine

2003 (issue 1), 2004 (issues 1 and 2), 2005 (issue 1)

Grand Valley Magazine

2008 (OCT-DEC), 2009 (JAN-DEC), 2010 (JAN-DEC), 2011 (JAN-MAY, NOV, DEC), 2012 (NOV,DEC), 2013 (JAN/FEB, MAR, MAY/JUN, JUL-SEP, OCT/NOV, DEC), 2014 (JAN-DEC), 2015 (JAN-AUG)

Sojourns: Photography of the Colorado Plateau

Winter 2014-2015, Summer/Fall 2015

Plateau Journal

Winter 1997, Winter 1998/1999, Summer 1999, Winter 2000, Spring/Summer 2000, Fall/Winter 2001, Spring/Summer 2002, Spring 2003, 2014/2015 Vol. 8, 1,2) 2016 Vol. 9, 1)

Indians at Work

1935 (AUG 1), (SEP 1,15), (OCT 1,15), (NOV 1,15), (DEC 1)

1936 (JAN 1,15), (FEB 1,15), APR (1,15), (MAY 1,15), (JUN 1,15), (JUL 1,15), (AUG 1,15), (SEP 15), (OCT 1,15), (NOV 1,15), (DEC 1,15)

1937 (JAN 1,15), (FEB 1,15), (MAR 1,15), (APR 1,15), (MAY), (JUN 15), (OCT 1), (NOV 1), (DEC 1)

1938 (JAN, MAR-DEC)

1939 (JAN, FEB, APR, JUN, AUG, OCT-DEC)

1940 (JAN-JUN, AUG-DEC)

1941 (FEB-DEC)

1942 (JAN-JUN)

- Special Children's Number by Indian Children

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies : Prepared by the late Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott, Third U. S. Artillery. Published under the direction of the Hon. Redfield Proctor, Secretary of War, by

City Directories

The Grand Junction city directories allow you to look up addresses and phone numbers. Some of the older directories also give you basic information about the owners or renters of businesses and residences. 

Newer city directories contain a reverse phone number and address index.

The regional history room has city directories for the following years.

1904, 1907, 1909-1913, 1916-1919, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1930-1932, 1935, 1937, 1939-1941, 1943, 1946, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955-1957, 1959-1966, 1968-1981, 1983-1985, 1987-1989, 1991-2002, 2004-2023

 

Map of Grand Junction in 1882

Newsletter of the Mesa County Historical Society

2009 (Summer, Fall), 2010 (Summer), 2011 (Spring), 2011/2012 (Winter), 2012 (Summer), 2012/2013 (Winter), 2013 (Spring, Summer, Autumn), 2013/2014 (Winter), 2014 (Spring, Summer), 2015 (Spring, Summer, Autumn), 2015/2016 (Winter), 2016 (Spring, Summer, Autumn), 2017 (Summer), 2018 (Spring, Autumn), 2018/2019 (Winter), 2019 (Spring, Summer), 2019/2020 (Winter), 2020 (Spring, Summer), 2020/2021 (Winter), 2021 (Spring, Summer, Autumn), 2023 (Summer - 2,3), 2024 (Winter)

Hayden Geological and Geographical Survey of Colorado and Portions of Adjacent Territory, 1877

A copy of this survey is available in the Rashleigh Regional History Room. It can be accessed by appointment only. For additional information, please contact librarian Ike Rakiecki at 970-683-2449.

The survey can also be accessed online at the following link.

https://www.loc.gov/item/gs08000146/

Colorado Heritage Magazine

Years are complete unless otherwise noted.

1981 (issue 1), 1982 (issue 2), 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 (issues 4 and 2), 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 (issues 1 and 3), 1997 (issues 2 and 3), 1999 (issues 1 and 2), 2000 (issues 1, 2, and 4), 2001 (issue 4), 2002

Journal of the Western Slope

1986 (1-4) 1987 (1-4), 1988-2001(1-4) 2002 (1)

Southwestern Lore

1939 (3), 1940 (MAR,JUN), 1941 (MAR,JUN,SEP,DEC), 1942 (MAR,JUN,SEP,DEC), 1943 (MAR,JUN,SEP), 1944-1946 (MAR,JUN,SEP,DEC), 1947 (MAR,JUN,DEC), 1948-1951 (MAR,JUN,SEP,DEC), 1952 (JUN,SEP,DEC), 1953 (MAR,JUN,SEP,DEC), 1954 (MAR,SEP,DEC), 1955 (MAR,JUN,SEP,DEC), 1956 (MAR,JUN,SEP,DEC), 1957 (MAR,JUN,SEP), 1958 (DEC), 1959-1964 (MAR,JUN,SEP,DEC), 1965 (JUN,SEP,DEC), 1966 (JUN,SEP,DEC), 1967 (MAR,JUN,SEP), 1968 (DEC 1967/MAR, JUN, SEP, DEC), 1969-1971 (MAR,JUN,SEP,DEC), 1972 (MAR,JUN/SEP,DEC), 1973-1975 (MAR,JUN,SEP,DEC), 1976 (SEP,DEC), 1977 (MAR,JUN,SEP,DEC) 1978-1980 (MAR/JUN,SEP,DEC), 1981-1984 (MAR,JUN,SEP,DEC), 1988-1989 (March, June, September, December) 1990 (Winter, March, Summer, Fall), 1991 (Spring,Winter), 1992-1996 (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall), 1997 (Winter, Summer) 1998 (Spring, Summer, Fall), 1999 (Winter, Summer, Fall), 2000 (Winter, Summer, Fall), (2001) (Spring), 2003 (Winter), 2004 (Summer), 2005 (Spring, Summer, Fall), 2006 (Winter, Summer, Fall),  2007 (Spring, Summer, Fall), 2008 (Summer,Fall/Winter), 2010 (Summer), 2015 (Summer,Fall), 2016 (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall), 2017 (Winter,Spring,Summer,Fall) 2018 (Spring,Summer,Fall), 2019 (Fall), 2022 (Winter), 2023 (Spring)

KIVA: A Journal of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society

1935/1936, 1936/1937, 1937/1938, 1938/1939, 1939/1940, 1940/1941, 1941/1942, 1942/1943, 1943/1944, 1944/1945, 1945/1946, 1946/1947, 1946 (NOV), 1947 (JAN,MAR), 1947/1948. 1950 (DEC), 1951 (NOV/DEC), 1952 (JAN/FEB,SEP/OCT), 1954 (1,2-4), 1955 (DEC), 1956 (MAY,NOV), 1957 (FEB,JUN,OCT,DEC), 1958 (FEB,APR,DEC), 1959 (FEB,APR,DEC), 1960 (FEB,APR,OCT,DEC), 1961 (FEB,APR,OCT,DEC), 1962 (APR,OCT/DEC), 1963 (APR,DEC), 1964 (FEB,OCT), 1965 (APR,OCT), Index (1935-1965), 1966 (FEB), 1968 (APR), 1969 (FEB,DEC), 1970 (FEB,Fall), 1971 (Summer,Fall), 1972 (Winter, Spring,Fall), 1973 (Winter,Fall), 1974 (Spring/Summer,Fall/Winter), 1975 (Spring), 1976 (Winter,Spring/Summer), 1977 (Winter,Spring/Summer,Fall), 1978 (Spring/Summer,Fall), 1979 (Summer,Fall/Winter), 1981 (Spring,Summer,Fall/Winter), 1982 (Spring,Summer), 1983 (Spring), 1984 (Spring/Summer), Index (1975-1985), 1986 (Fall), 1987 (Winter,Spring,Fall), 1988 (Winter,Summer), 1990 (1,3,4), 1991 (2-4), 1992 (1,3,4), 1993 (1-4), Index (1985-1995), 1996 (1-3), 1997 (1,3,4), 1998 (2,4), 1999 (2-4), 2000 (1,2,4), 2001 (3,4), 2002 (1,2), 2003 (1-4), 2004 (1-4), 2005 (1-4), 2006 (1-4), 2007 (1-4), 2008 (1,3,4), 2009 (1,2,4), 2010 (1-4), 2011 (1-3), 2012 (3), 2013 (1,2,4) 

Sunset Slope

1939 (May, June)

1940 (January, March/April), July, August, November/December 

1941 (January/February, March/April, July)

Phone Books

The following local phone books can be found in the Regional History Room.

1933, 1934, 1936-1969, 1971-1973, 1975-2004, 2006-2009, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2021-2023

Colorado Year Books

 

1918-1926, 1928-1961

Hard Copy Yearbooks

​Central High School

1951-1974, 1976-1982, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2001-2003, 2005, 2007, 2009-2011

Fruita Monument High School

1952, 1953, 1960-1962, 1964, 1966-1982, 1996/1997, 1997/1998, 1999/2000, 2002, 2004/2005

Grand Junction High School

1911, 1913, 1916, 1921-1923, 1925-1932, 1934-1969, 1970, 1973-1983, 1985-1987, 1989-1992, 1994-1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008-2011, 2014, 2015, 2017

Palisade High School

1936, 1964, 1969, 1970-1974, 2000-2001, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010-2012

Plateau Valley High School

1965, 1968, 1970-1991, 1997

Cedaredge High School

1950, 1951, 1973-1978

Montrose High School

1957

Glenwood Springs High School

1968-1979

Basalt High School

1967

Grand County High School (Utah)

1968-1978, 1982

Colorado Mesa University

1949, 1954-1959, 1961, 1963-1970, 1972, 1976-1980

East Junior High School

1976, 1977, 1978, 1979/1980, 1981

Bookcliff Middle School

1970, 1984

Grand Junction Junior High School

1959/1960, 1960/1961, 1963, 1963/1964

Western Colorado University

1960, 1961

Fort Lewis College

1948

Colorado School of Mines

1968, 1971

Colorado State University

1959

University of Colorado

1947, 1949

Mt. Garfield Middle School

2004-2005, 2006, 2007

Orchard Mesa Junior High School

1972-1974

Climax High School

1951

Gateway Public School

1955

Fruitvale High School

1945-1946

Colorado College

1947

North High School (Denver, Colorado)

1938-1939

Cherry Creek High School (Arapahoe County, Colorado)

1988

Fairview High School (Boulder, Colorado)

1961, 1962

Fairview Junior High School (Boulder, Colorado)

1958-1959

Douglass Junior High School (Boulder, Colorado)

1960

Cheraw High School (Otero County, Colorado)

1977

Otero Junior College (La Junta, CO)

1966

Texas A&M University

1976

West Lafayette High School (Indiana)

1974

Canyon High School (Texas)

1951

Fort Madison High School (Iowa)

1960

University of New Hampshire

1960, 1962

 

De Beque Yearbooks

De Beque yearbooks for the following years are available at the De Beque Branch Library. 

2000-2004, 2006-2015, 2017-2021

Scanned Yearbooks

The following yearbooks can be accessed in PDF format at the microfilm computers at the Central Library.

Central HS

1952-1966, 1968-1974, 1976-1981

Fruita Monument HS

1944-1952, 1954-2018

Grand Junction HS

1909-1917, 1919-1932, 1934-2015


Palisade HS  

1936, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1964-1968, 1970-1975, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1988-1998, 2000-2003, 2008-2010

Plateau Valley HS  

1965, 1968, 1970-1991, 1997

Fruitvale HS

1945-1946

Gateway School

1955

Grand County HS (Utah)

1968, 1969, 1970-1978, 1982

Climax HS

1951

Colorado Magazine

1923 (1,2) 1924 (2-7) 1925 (1,2) 1926 (1-4) 1927 (1-5) 1928 (1-5) 1929 (1-5) 1930 (1-3, 5,6) 1931-1933 (1-6), 1934 (1-5), 1935-1948 (1-6) 1949-1976 (1-4) 1977 (1-3) 1978 (1-2) 1979 (1-2) 1980 (annual) Index (1923-1960,1966, 1971,1972,1973)

Colorado History Now

1997 (JUN-DEC), 1998 (JAN-APR,JUL-DEC), 1999 (FEB-AUG, OCT-DEC), 2000 (JAN-JUN, AUG-DEC), 2001 (FEB-MAY, JUL-DEC), 2002 (MAR-DEC), 2003 (MAR-DEC)

Historian Newspaper

1999 (DEC), 2002 (JAN,FEB,MAR/APR,MAY,Summer Special,AUG,SEP,OCT/NOV,DEC), 2003 (JAN/FEB)

Western Colorado and Eastern Utah Magazine

1938 (MAY,JUN,JUL,SEP), 1939 (JAN,APR)

Spanish Traces: official publication of the Old Spanish Trail Association

1995 (JANUARY, FALL),1996 (SPRING, FALL), 1997 (SPRING, FALL), 1998 (SPRING, FALL), 1999 (SPRING, FALL), 2000 (WINTER, SPRING, FALL, SPECIAL EDITION), 2001 (WINTER, SPRING, FALL), 2002 (WINTER, SPRING, FALL), 2003 (WINTER, SPRING, FALL), 2004 (WINTER, SPRING, FALL), 2005 (WINTER, SPRING, FALL), 2006 (WINTER, SPRING, FALL), 2007 (WINTER, SPRING, FALL), 2008 (WINTER, SPRING, FALL), 2009 (WINTER, SPRING, AUTUMN), 2010 (WINTER, SUMMER), 2011 (WINTER, SPRING, AUTUMN), 2012 (WINTER, SPRING, AUTUMN), 2015 (WINTER, AUTUMN), 2016 (WINTER, SPRING, AUTUMN), 2017 (SPRING, AUTUMN)