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May 18, 2022

American Society of Genealogists Awards Two More Continuing Research Grants

The following announcement was written by the American Society of Genealogists (ASG):

A $2500 grant has been awarded to William E. Cole of Gold River, California, toward three projects: preparation of a compiled genealogy of The Wife of John Cole of Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire: Frances ____, her siblings and parents; a compiled genealogy expanding on “The English Origins of Job, John, Daniel and Ruth Cole,” as published in Mayflower Descendant, vol. 69 (Winter 2021); and a narrative history of the trials and tribulations faced by nine Puritans for their non-conformist beliefs in the early 1590s within the Church of England and in England’s highest courts.” Mr. Cole is an in-demand genealogy presenter who will be speaking at the National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, The American Mosaic, in Sacramento, May 24-28, 2022.

A $2500 grant has been awarded to Al Sharp of Kittitas, Washington, to continue his “Henrico Project” of content notes from the Henrico County, Virginia, court records, of which fourteen volumes have been published. This grant will be applied towards the completion of “Court Minute Book 1752-55,” and “1755-1762.” Mr. Sharp has worked with the editors of the Papers of George Washington and James Madison at the University of Virginia in an Early American Studies seminar critiquing draft theses of graduate students. He was also instrumental in obtaining changes in the Virginia laws to allow digital access to Virginia court records.

For more information about the Grant Program e-mail acwcrane@aol.com or write to

Alicia Crane Williams, FASG, Chair
ASG Grant Committee
4 White Trellis
Plymouth MA 02360