The Okanogan County Genealogical Society recently completed their Book Repair and Preservation project funded, in part, by WSGS’s Innovative Grant program.
On December 31, 2018, OCGS member Phil Brown completed repairs of the “Tonasket Times Newspapers” years 1913 – 1952. Each of the 22 oversized books, which are located at the Okanogan County Historical Society, took five rolls of a specialized archival document repair tape.
The restoration project began in December 2017 and took almost 200 volunteer hours and 1,230 volunteer miles.
Besides the Okanogan County Genealogical Society, the four other successful 2018 grant winners were:
- Eastside Genealogical Society to sponsor a 40th birthday workshop for themselves with “Photo Detective” Maureen Taylor. The workshop was held September 15, 2018.
- Lower Columbia Genealogical Society to purchase genealogical books to donate to the Longview Public Library for public use. Lower Columbia has generously donated books for a number of years, using money from membership dues and their coffee stops.
- Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society to help publish a book on “Early Stillaguamish Valley Schools” in the Arlington Area.
- Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society for digital preservation of family records, library holdings and archival documents.
More information about the Innovative Grant program, including deadlines, will be available soon.