Grants

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.

Reclaim the Records Receives Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #201

By |2017-10-12T10:50:12-04:00October 12th, 2017|Grants|

This quarter, I awarded a grant to Reclaim the Records because I’ve been so impressed with the accomplishments of Brooke Schreier Ganz and the organization she’s created. Click through to the post for details and to see how you can join me in supporting the work Reclaim the Records is doing (and who knows, maybe be the happy recipient of some genealogical karma, too).

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #200

By |2018-09-22T17:20:38-04:00June 22nd, 2017|Grants|

This quarter, I awarded my 200th Seton Shields Genealogy Grant! This quarter's recipient is the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center – a treasure trove of countless books and microfilms, online databases, events ranging from national conferences to summer camps, and world class genealogists – for whatever use they think would be most helpful.

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #199

By |2018-09-22T17:20:38-04:00April 11th, 2017|Grants, History, Human Interest, Research|

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.

Q3 2016 Seton Shields Genealogy Grant

By |2018-09-22T17:20:42-04:00September 12th, 2016|Family History, Grants|

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.

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

By |2018-09-22T17:20:43-04:00June 23rd, 2016|Family History, Grants|

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.

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

By |2018-09-22T17:20:43-04:00June 20th, 2016|Family History, Grants, Human Interest|

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.