The Indiana Genealogical Society was proud to award five Genealogy Grants at their Annual Conference on April 28 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
One Cemetery Preservation Grant went to the Crawford County Historical and Genealogical Society (http://www.cchgs.org) for their proposed “Proctor-Wood Cemetery Maintenance Project.” A second Cemetery Preservation Grant was awarded to the Noble County Genealogical Society (http://www.rootsweb.com/~inncgs/) for their proposed “Restoration of Eagle Lake Cemetery.”
A Resource Development Grant was provided to the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society (http://www.inwvgs.org) for their “Rose Orphan Home Project, Volume One.” A second Resource Development Grant went to the Monroe County Historical Society(http://www.monroehistory.org) for their proposed “Monroe County Church Registers Database Project.” A third Resource Development Grant was given to the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society (http://www.rootsweb.com/~innwigs/) for their “Plat Book 1891 Appraisers Project.”
Checks for $500 each were presented to representatives of these organizations during the Annual Meeting portion of the IGS conference. Over the life of the Genealogy Grant Program, the Indiana Genealogical Society has awarded a total of $13,000 in grants. IGS is pleased and proud to support so many fine local projects and to support local societies in their efforts to improve genealogy in Indiana.
Interested societies are invited to apply for 2008 grants. Applications must be submitted to IGS by December 31, 2007. All applicants will be notified by March 1, 2008, and the winners will be recognized at the IGS annual conference on April 4-5, 2008 in Evansville, Indiana.
Application forms are available from the IGS website (http://www.indgensoc.org/grants.html). For more information on the program, contact Grant Manager Ron Darrah (firstname.lastname@example.org).