Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt has announced that the Polk County Genealogical Society has been approved for the Missouri Historical Records Grant program award. The grant program was created in 2001 through a $300,000 appropriation by the Missouri Legislature and matching funds from an arm of the National Archives.
Susan Sparks, president of the PCGS, said the funds will be used to buy acid-free boxes and file folders, Mylar to encapsulate old documents, and other supplies for the preservation of records.
Documents in the care of the PCGS include maps, land deeds, marriage certificates, court records, photographs, Civil War discharge papers, church records and others, some dating to the founding of Polk County in 1835.
You can read more about this grant at the Bolivar Herald-Free Press Web site at http://tinyurl.com/22jvh.