Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #212: The Historical Society of Harford County

By |2019-04-04T11:52:55-04:00April 4th, 2019|Family History, Grants, Human Interest|

The second of two grants Q1 2019 has been awarded to The Historical Society of Harford County. Grant funds will assist with purchase of the materials necessary to process and store the 1,088 letters in the collection of the late Nancy Webster Barnes, which was recently donated for genealogists and historians to research and explore.

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #210: loveren collections

By |2019-01-03T10:38:02-04:00January 3rd, 2019|Grants, Human Interest, Immigration|

My third and final grant for Q4 2018 was awarded to loveren collections, an organization with the aim to reconnect people to the land and everyday perennial plants. The grant funds will assist with the purchase of books for research in European ancestral herbalism and ceremony (specifically from the Carpathian Mountains and Eastern Europe), which could be accessed as a free library source through the Permaculture Teaching Institute in Chicago.

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #204: Judy Purkiss

By |2018-04-19T10:31:03-04:00April 3rd, 2018|Grants|

I have awarded my latest grant (the second of multiple recipients this quarter) to Judy Purkiss, a professional genealogist based in Western Australia. The grant funds will help to cover the costs of photographing and indexing the Busselton Letters Book, a record of police correspondence in the area covering 1902-1913. Once photographed and indexed, a copy will be made available to the Western Australian Genealogical Society.

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #202

By |2018-09-22T17:20:37-04:00January 17th, 2018|Family History, Grants, Research|

I have awarded my latest grant to the Sturgis Library of Barnstable, MA to assist with the purchase of materials necessary to make the 15 new collections of family papers and historical materials donated since 2016 ready for use by the public. Click through to the post for more details and to see how you can join me in supporting the library, which has become a premiere resource for the study of Cape Cod history, genealogy, and the maritime trades.