The Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) Local History/Genealogy Department is in need of a new microfilm reader printer, and they have the opportunity to secure a grant of $8,500 from the Central New York Community Foundation who very generously makes $8,500 available annually to a worthy local area organization or project.
How can you help?
Very easy, just VOTE for OCPL on the page shown here:
*** Special Note! The link above only takes you to the site. It is not the actual vote. After you sign in with your email address you then have to select “Onondaga County Public Library” from the list of candidates to place your VOTE! ***
Starting today September 1st, you may VOTE and each and every day in September you may vote again, once per day max.
There are many groups and agencies competing for the funds so if you really care about our beautiful Local History/Genealogy department I urge you to vote, and vote often!
You do not have to be a local resident to show your support and I would urge all you out of towners and out of staters to VOTE also, because with this new technology the staff will be able to make the highest quality scans and copies to send to you from your queries for research assistance from OCPL.
Here is the email that OCPL sent out:
30 Days Has September
At some time in the past few years, you have contacted the Local History and Genealogy Department at the Onondaga County Public Library asking for our assistance. Now its time for us to ask for YOUR assistance.
We are in the running for an $8500 grant to purchase a new microfilm scanner/reader/printer. If you’ve used our current microfilm equipment or been through the tedious process of asking us to send you a copy from microfilm – such as an obituary – you know how desperate we are for new technology.
This grant is offered from the Central New York Community Foundation and awarded through a voting process; the project receiving the most VOTES will win the $8500.
We need you to vote. You can vote every day in September. We are counting on you to help us out.
To vote go here: http://mygiving.cnycf.org/cny85
Vote today and each day you can in September and help us help you be better researchers. 30 days has September….
Onondaga County Public Library
447 So. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
ps: please forward this to your friends and fellow genealogists and genealogical societies.