Norton County Genealogical Society

About Norton County Genealogical Society

This organization provides members with information on how to trace their ancestry. The group also works to improve the information and materials located in the genealogy room at the Norton Public Library through research and history collection. Membership is open to anyone interested in researching their family heritage; annual dues are $10 per person, which includes subscription to The Tracer (the quarterly publication of the Norton County Genealogical Society). 

MatchDay Fundraising Project

Name of Project/Initiative: Purchase "ViewScan Microfilm Scanner"

Fundraising Goal: $1,200

Project Description: NCGS has secured microfilm of US Census Reports, immigration information, and Norton Telegram newspapers, but their current scanner does not have the functionality to read it. Match Day funds will be used to purchase a new scanner that will interface with their computer and be able to read the 16mm/35mm microfilm rolls. 

How the project will benefit Norton County

The project will help the community access historical information. "People like to research family when they visit Norton, and locals like to be able to search area history," said Carolyn Applegate. 

Support the Project 

The ViewScan II Microfilm Scanner to be purchased with MatchDay funds

The "Donate" form will be live from

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM on July 21!