I'm so EXCITED!!!
I am a member of my local genealogical society. One area that I coordinate is our cemetery records. [imagine that!] Earlier this summer I applied for a grant from Honoring Our Ancestors for one of our community connections projects and I was recently notified that our application was selected. These are projects where we connect with or give back to our community. The grant was for our cemetery sign project. There are 17 of our 54 cemeteries without a name sign. It is our goal to have a sign placed at each of them. Our county public works has agreed to work with us on this project. You can read about it here and here.
Now, any of you into genealogy will recognize the name Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak. She awards a monthly grant that is funded by her personally. Megan serves as Chief Family Historian and spokesperson for Ancestry.com. She is also President of RootsTelevision.com. RootsTelevsion is online TV for genealogists. Even if you are not into genealogy you will find some great cemetery videos on the Dearly Departed channel. I love the "Down Under" series. Megan is responsible for correcting history by revealing the true story of Annie Moore, the first immigrant through Ellis Island. You can see more about this on RootsTelevision.
Thank you, Megan!