Friday, June 15, 2012


Press Release:
10 June 2012

The Missouri State Genealogical Association [MoSGA] announces awards totaling $1,124 to two Missouri societies for their efforts in preserving local records.

The Holt County Historical Society, located in Mound City, MO, will receive a grant of $796.00 to purchase equipment to digitally record the society’s collection of family histories, obituaries and photographs. The scanned records will be available to researchers once the project is completed.

The Phelps County Genealogical Society, located in Rolla, MO, will receive a grant of $328.00 to purchase archival supplies to store records recently rescued from the Phelps County Circuit Court.

The grants will be presented during MoSGA’s 31st Annual Genealogy Conference held July 13-14, 2012 at Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center, Columbia MO. Information on the conference is available on our website.

The 21st Century Fund was established in 2005 during MoSGA’s 25th Anniversary. The fund provides grants of up to $1,000 to Missouri societies, libraries and/or archives to promote the preservation and publication of Missouri genealogical data.

July 1, 2012 starts the 2013 grant cycle. The 2013 grant application and guidelines will be available on MoSGA’s website after July 1st.

The 21st Century Fund is supported by generous donations from the genealogical community. If you wish to make a tax deductible contribution, please send it to MoSGA, 21st Century Fund, PO Box 833, Columbia MO 65205-0833. Thank You!

Martha L. Henderson, Chair
21st Century Fund Committee
Missouri State Genealogical Association

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