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Indiana Genealogy Digitization Project

The Indiana Genealogical Society has formed the Indiana Genealogy Digitization Project to help Indiana non-profit organizations digitize local records. We know there are a wide variety of small records across the state - items like booklets, directories, programs and group photos. But these valuable records may be kept in hard-to-reach locations, like museums, churches, and even private homes. This project will supply qualified Indiana non-profit organizations (including genealogical societies, historical societies and public libraries) with a portable scanning kit, which will consist of:

And if needed, IGS will go to the society's location and train individuals on how to use this scanning kit.

In return for receiving this scanning kit, the non-profit organization agrees that within 6 months, they will give IGS 5 databases that will be available free to the public on the IGS website (the organization is free to also publish these same databases anywhere else they wish). After these 5 required databases are submitted to IGS, the non-profit organization can keep the scanning kit and continue to use it as they wish.

The 5 submitted databases must meet the following specifications:

HOW TO APPLY:

Indiana non-profit organizations must complete the Genealogy Digitization Project Application Form and mail it to the IGS postal address. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be evaluated by IGS as soon as possible. IGS will then contact the non-profit organization with their decision.

This project is being partially funded by a $2,000 grant received from the Kahle Family Foundation in 2015.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about this project, please e-mail Ron Darrah.




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