Thursday, 5 April 2012

OGS taps provincial funding

Congratulations to the Ontario Genealogical Society who have once again found the key that opens provincial coffers. The Society website has a news post on the latest award dated 4 April.

The Trillium Fund website shows the grant, of $156,000, awarded on 1 November 2011 "to support the preservation of heritage materials through digitization, developing a user-friendly indexing system, and developing new revenue streams to sustain activities and strengthen access to historical documents in Ontario."


The OGS provincial office and several branches have had significant success in obtaining Trillium grants over the years. Here is a list of all "genealogical" grants listed on the Trillium Fund website.

Bruce County Genealogical Society
3/1/2005
$19,000 to give local community members, tourists and professionals access to historical and genealogical information that is stored on microfilm at the recently renovated and expanded Bruce County Museum and Archives.

Ontario Genealogical Society, Leeds & Grenville Branch c/o Ontario Genealogical Society
7/1/2005
$34,100 over six months to replace outdated research equipment, which will improve access to historical information, the number of requests that are processed and the speed of service to the client community.
Ontario Genealogical Society
11/1/2005
$185,000 over two years to improve IT infrastructure that will build the society's capacity to increase and sustain volunteer engagement in researching family histories.

West Elgin Genealogical and Historical Society
11/1/2005
$16,200 over one year to produce a second volume on the history of Dunwich Township. This will cover the years from 1803 to 1903, helping to increase knowledge of local community history.

Ontario Genealogical Society, Halton-Peel Branch c/o Ontario Genealogical Society
3/1/2007
$16,600 over six months to catalogue the library collection of the Halton-Peel Genealogical Society. This exercise will make information more accessible and encourage the public to learn more about their community and family history.
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Quinte Branch of The Ontario Genealogical Society c/o The Ontario Genealogical Society
7/1/2007
$12,700 over one year to purchase a digital microfilm reader-scanner and related equipment to better store and provide access to Quinte-area community and family history.
Nipissing District Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society c/o Ontario Genealogical Society
11/1/2007
$14,000 over one year to support the work of the North Bay branch's volunteers through the acquisition of a microfilm reader, printer, laptop and projector.

Ontario Genealogical Society
7/1/2008
$179,400 over 2 years to build online capacity and preserve genealogical materials and provide training for volunteers in digitalizing archives in Ontario communities.

Ontario Genealogical Society, Kent Branch c/o Ontario Genealogical Society
11/1/2009
$9,600 over six months to purchase computer and multimedia equipment to modernize the Family History Library collection, which will help to expand membership and the library's volunteer base.

Ontario Genealogical Society
11/1/2011
$156,000 to support the preservation of heritage materials through digitization, developing a user-friendly indexing system, and developing new revenue streams to sustain activities and strengthen access to historical documents in Ontario.

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