Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Mocavo community digitisation grant

From Mocavo (

At Mocavo we are working with our online community to bring all of the world’s genealogical information online for free putting everyone’s family history within reach. Through ReadyMicro, Mocavo’s digitization group, we are pleased to make available a $25,000 grant to enable other stewards of genealogical content to share that information with the world.

Mocavo seeks proposals from organizations that care for genealogical content, archives, or historical records that they wish to make freely available online. Materials proposed for digitization and/or indexing should be unique and provide clear value to a broad number of genealogists. ReadyMicro will digitize these materials and, in collaboration with the grant recipient, extract associated metadata. Mocavo will create an online database from the collection which will be freely available at as well as the grant recipient’s website.

The Mocavo Community Digitization Grant provides the grant recipient with $25,000 of digitization services including:

  • Digital media organized into a searchable database
  • Unlimited display and distribution rights for the resulting digital media
  • An online version of the database which may be presented on the grant recipient’s website

More information on the program as well as the application submission form can be found at

Thank you for your time and we hope you will consider participating in this exciting program.


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