Seton Shields

20 Years of Genealogy Grants Winding Down in 2020

By |2019-09-25T10:38:07-04:00September 10th, 2019|Grants|

May of next year will be the 20th anniversary of my grants program, and since next year will be 2020, I thought that might be a fitting time to wrap up. 20 years in 2020. I'm sharing this decision now so that any folks who've been considering applying for a grant but haven't yet done so will have a heads up that the clock is now ticking.

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #212: The Historical Society of Harford County

By |2019-04-04T11:52:55-04:00April 4th, 2019|Family History, Grants, Human Interest|

The second of two grants Q1 2019 has been awarded to The Historical Society of Harford County. Grant funds will assist with purchase of the materials necessary to process and store the 1,088 letters in the collection of the late Nancy Webster Barnes, which was recently donated for genealogists and historians to research and explore.

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #210: loveren collections

By |2019-01-03T10:38:02-04:00January 3rd, 2019|Grants, Human Interest, Immigration|

My third and final grant for Q4 2018 was awarded to loveren collections, an organization with the aim to reconnect people to the land and everyday perennial plants. The grant funds will assist with the purchase of books for research in European ancestral herbalism and ceremony (specifically from the Carpathian Mountains and Eastern Europe), which could be accessed as a free library source through the Permaculture Teaching Institute in Chicago.

Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #204: Judy Purkiss

By |2018-04-19T10:31:03-04:00April 3rd, 2018|Grants|

I have awarded my latest grant (the second of multiple recipients this quarter) to Judy Purkiss, a professional genealogist based in Western Australia. The grant funds will help to cover the costs of photographing and indexing the Busselton Letters Book, a record of police correspondence in the area covering 1902-1913. Once photographed and indexed, a copy will be made available to the Western Australian Genealogical Society.