The final quarter of 2018 has multiple grant recipients and I’m pleased to announce that the Knox County Genealogical Society of Galesburg, Illinois is the second. (You can read about the first recipient, Donna J. Weathers, here.)
The Society, whose mission is to preserve the genealogical history of Knox County, IL and to aid people in researching their family histories, sought funding for the purchase of a special camera and software for photographing and digitizing church records and other historical books, some of which are from the early 1900s. The Society intends to transcribe the scans into indexed databases.
As a reminder, you can apply for a Seton Shields grant here. Don’t miss checking out the cool projects I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to over the years, plus an article that will give you a behind-the-scenes peek into my grants program (and might help you increase your odds of being selected when you apply)!