The first quarter of 2020 has two grant recipients and I’m delighted to announce that Trish Hackett Nicola of ChineseExclusionFiles.com is the second. (You can read about the first recipient, BlackProGen LIVE, here.)
This blog works to showcase the variety of genealogical, social and historical information found in Chinese Exclusion Act case files and to give guidance on how to locate information in the files. The focus is on the files at the National Archives-Seattle from Record Group 85 pertaining to Seattle, Port Townsend, and Sumas, Washington, as well as Portland, Oregon. Blog entries summarize individual case files and generally include photos and original documents found in the files. Sometimes, a particular section of the Act is highlighted and an explanation given of how it pertains to an individual case file.
Grant funds will be used to help cover the costs of running the ChineseExclusionFiles website.
You can apply for a Seton Shields grant here. Be sure to check 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). We’re getting very close to the wire, so don’t delay in applying!