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New Jersey and Oregon Churches Receive PHS Microfilming Grants

December 14, 2011

First Presbyterian Church, Bordentown, N.J., before removal of the steeple in 1914

First Presbyterian Church, Bordentown, New Jersey; and Covenant Presbyterian Church, Gresham, Oregon, have received 2011 Heritage Microfilming Grants. Funded this year by Fourth Presbyterian Church (Chicago, Ill.), the $300.00 grants will cover most or all of the cost of microfilming the congregations’ vital records including session minutes and church registers.

The Presbyterian Historical Society established the Heritage Microfilming Grant program in 2001 in honor of its 150th Anniversary. Awarded annually to encourage and support the preservation microfilming of congregations’ official records, the grants go to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations that have fewer than 250 members, are at least 50 years old, and demonstrate both preservation and financial need. Visit our website for more information: http://www.history.pcusa.org/hpg