Monday, September 13, 2010

IGS Receives Grant For Hendricks County Probate Records Project

The Indiana Genealogical Society has been awarded a $750 grant from the Hendricks County Community Foundation for the society’s project to preserve Hendricks County probate records. These court records date back to the county’s founding in 1824 and contain fascinating details about the lives of early settlers. Project volunteers are taking digital photos of these fragile records and putting them online for the public to access – there are over 200 records online so far. The grant will enable the Indiana Genealogical Society to purchase an additional digital camera so more of the records can go online.

The Hendricks County Community Foundation has been working to improve the quality of life in our community since 1996. It manages a $7 million collection of funds that are created by individuals, families, businesses and organizations for charitable purposes. In 2009, the Hendricks County Community Foundation awarded over $320,000 in grants to local organizations and causes and scholarships to local students.

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