I’m pleased to announce that The Historical Society of Harford County is the second and final grant recipient of the first quarter of 2019. (You can read about the first recipient, Regina Dillard, here.)
The Historical Society of Harford County is the repository and caretaker of documents and items that demonstrate the history of Harford County, Maryland. The archives include records and artifacts that are open to public review. In most instances, people who do family research are looking for their story, which is not provided in full by just looking at official documents. It is in the archives and other personal collections that the story they are seeking emerges.
The Society sought funding for materials necessary to process and store the 1,088 letters and other documents in the collection of the late Nancy Webster Barnes, which was recently donated for genealogists and historians to research and explore. The letters, each one full of local and family history facts, were received folded in original mailing envelopes and will have to be carefully processed and stored for preservation. All of the letters, records and documents will be indexed and cataloged for addition into the Society’s archives.
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)!