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How often have we unexpectedly tripped upon previously unknown information about our ancestors and their ways of life? With our mouth open in amazement, we probably looked heavenward and breathed a sigh of gratitude for the miracle of such a discovery. Although we may not have thought of it at the time, some dedicated genealogist or record keeper from the past was responsible in some way for the transcription, extraction, microfilming, copying, or publishing of the information that had just thrilled us. How do we ever pay back such a gift?

Paying back is never an option, but paying it forward to genealogists yet to come is possible through monetary gifts of our own. MCHGS makes such opportunities available to members and benefactors by receiving donations to help fund its work in the following areas:

General Fund

"Keep the daily gears running!"

The General Fund is the day-to-day operating fund of the Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society. Donations to this fund, like oil on gears, assist the MCHGS with all normal operating expenses including programs, workshops, printing, postage and office supplies. Without donations and outstanding, dedicated volunteers, MCHGS simply could not continue. Help MCHGS with day-to-day costs.

Endowment Fund

"Passing the baton to the next generation!"

The Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society Endowment Fund has been established to provide ongoing income to the society. Donations to this fund are deposited, and the interest on the money is used by the society. This provides stability for the present, and certainty for the future. Since only the interest is used for expenses, this fund provides a great foundation for future generations to enjoy all the hard work and resources of today. Give to the MCHGS Endowment Fund.

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