2024 Grant Program
The New Hampshire Society of Genealogists is pleased to offer an annual competitive grant.
To the Dover Public Library for digitizing the old microfilm of the Foster’s Weekly Democrat from 1894-1905. The newspaper covered the communities of Dover, Somersworth, Rochester, Portsmouth, and Newmarket, Barrington, Durham, Lee, and Berwick, Maine. They are a valuable source of genealogical information for the Seacoast area of NH. By digitizing the newspaper, this resource will become free access from any web browser.
To the State Library’s Park Street Foundation for the purchase of a laptop computer to be loaded with state purchased software. The laptop will be lent to NH public libraries for the digitization of historical records held by their towns and to make them available online through the State Library’s digital platform.
The computer character recognition software can convert typewritten text into
computer searchable documents, providing valuable time saving and state-of-the-art preservation of historical documents.