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Genealogy: Local Interest

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

Colorado Resources


The Mesa County Library carries microfilm of The Daily Sentinel back to 1893. The microfilm is located on the lower level of the Central branch. An obituary file is located next to the microfilm and is available for your use. Library staff can also access an electronic database to search these obituaries. Ask any library staff if you have questions. Also, if you are from out of town or are otherwise unable to visit us, library staff will search our microfilm holdings and send requested obituaries via email. To request one, write to Please include: last name, first name, birth date and death date of each individual you are seeking an obituary for. You will typically receive a response within 5 business days.