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1104, 2017

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #199

By |April 11th, 2017|Grants, History, Human Interest, Research|0 Comments

This quarter, I awarded a grant to the Westside Cemetery Preservation Association to support their work of restoring and cleaning up the gravesites of enslaved African Americans and their descendants, found in cemeteries that have become overgrown and are largely hidden in secluded woods near sugar cane fields in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Click through to the post for more details and to see how you can join me in supporting the work the WCPA is doing.

2401, 2017

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #198

By |January 24th, 2017|Grants, Human Interest, Immigration|0 Comments

As a tribute to the 125th anniversary of Ellis Island and Annie Moore's arrival there, I have awarded a grant to The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation to assist with the building of the new Statue of Liberty Museum. The post explains how you can join me in supporting this project.

1209, 2016

Q3 2016 Seton Shields Genealogy Grant

By |September 12th, 2016|Family History, Grants|0 Comments

This quarter, I'm awarding a grant to Mac Titmus and his co-volunteers of Long Island Genealogy. Long Island research can actually be quite challenging, so I'm really happy to support a resource I've found to be so helpful. Since they never charge for information, the group would like to file for not-for-profit status, which has a number of costs associated with it. The post explains how you can join me in supporting them.

2306, 2016

Q2 2016 Seton Shields Genealogy Grant: Cecilia Chien, West Chester, PA

By |June 23rd, 2016|Family History, Grants|0 Comments

Cecilia Chien was told by her father that her family was descended from a king of the 10th century. She began investigating her roots in 2002 and discovered that she is a 38th generation descendant of King Chien (852-932) who founded a prosperous kingdom in the Yangzi delta. Her goal is to write an account, “1,000 Years of a Chinese Family,” an odyssey back to the land of her parents. She will be visiting China this year to further her research. Cecilia requested and received funding to cover half of her round-trip airfare to Shanghai for her fieldwork.

2006, 2016

Q2 2016 Seton Shields Genealogy Grant: Terry Cemetery Fund, Victor, WV

By |June 20th, 2016|Family History, Grants, Human Interest|0 Comments

Becky Shuff, one of the Q2 2016 Seton Shields Genealogy Grant recipients, undertook the role of caretaker for Terry Cemetery in Victor, WV. She was approved by a local correctional facility for the provision of six inmates and one guard to help with the upkeep of this cemetery, with her responsibility being the provision of equipment and meals for the inmates and guard. So for the first time ever, this grant is for a lawnmower.

1606, 2016

Q2 2016 Seton Shields Genealogy Grant: Daughters of Zion Cemetery, Charlottesville, VA

By |June 16th, 2016|Family History, Grants|0 Comments

The goal of The Preservers of the Daughters of Zion Cemetery, one of the Q2 2016 Seton Shields Genealogy Grant recipients, is to restore and preserve a historic African American burial ground. The grant will be used to assist in repairing a damaged grave marker.

1304, 2016

Q1 2016 Seton Shields Genealogy Grant

By |April 13th, 2016|Family History, Grants, History|1 Comment

This quarter, as all of the requests were modest, I’m awarding four Seton Shields genealogy grants – one each to the Morgan County Public Library, the Scott County Historical Society, Oak and Laurel Cemetery Preservation, and in support of 'The Rising' film.

1301, 2016

Genealogy Roundup, January 13

By |January 13th, 2016|Celebrities, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Grants, History, Immigration, Videos|0 Comments

This week, we have the story of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush's WWII escape from cannibals, a look at Leah Chase, the Queen of Creole Cuisine, a very fun video in which Saoirse Ronan and Stephen Colbert pronounce 'ridiculous' Irish names, and much more!

1301, 2016

Q4 2015 Seton Shields Genealogy Grant

By |January 13th, 2016|Grants, Research|0 Comments

For the final quarter of 2015, I awarded a grant to the Sequoia Genealogical Society of Tulare, CA to assist with the costs of digitizing newspaper microfilm.

2909, 2015

Q3 2015 Seton Shields Genealogy Grant

By |September 29th, 2015|Grants, History, Immigration|0 Comments

This quarter, I'm awarding two grants--one to Rich Custer to support his work preserving Carpatho-Rusyn records and the other to help defray the initial costs of a book series produced by the White Lake Area Historical Society that will showcase area families and notable people, places, and events.