It was 1999-2000 and I was positively giddy. I couldn’t believe that I was getting to make a living doing what I loved and so much good fortune had come my way so swiftly. I decided to find a way to give back and that’s what prompted me to launch a genealogy grants program.
I’m happy to announce that the 222nd (and final!) grant has been awarded to Rosie Rowley. Grant funds will be used to buy a portable scanner with a document feeder to assist with the creation of a digital index of local newspapers on cards.
I’m delighted to announce that the 221st grant has been awarded to Olivia Dorsey of Digital Black History. Grant funds will be used to help cover the costs of running the Digital Black History website.
In this week's Roundup: Citizen archivists triple contributions to National Archives catalog during pandemic, the evolution of the American census, the world's only museum dedicated to the Ukrainian Easter egg, and lots more.