Donna Fund

The Donna Holt Siemiatkoski Acquisition Fund was established in memory of the first CPGC president. Donna was a nationally-recognized specialist in the families of ancient Windsor, Connecticut, and the Connecticut River Valley. She was also the founding President of the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor and a past Regent of the Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The fund continues as a lasting tribute to Donna’s memory and her work and carries a 501 (c) 3 designation.

Contributions are made to the fund by individual donors and through CPGC fundraising efforts. CPGC conducts Ancestor Road Shows to raise money for the fund.

The fund gives annual awards of genealogy publications to Connecticut genealogical repositories.
Unless otherwise noted, each recipient was awarded $1000 in books.

Grants Awarded 2003-2017

2017 Seven-volume Welles Genealogy distributed to 6 libraries
2016 Connecticut State Library
2014 Connecticut State Library
2013 Connecticut Historical Society
2012 Connecticut State Library
2011 Two-volume Revolutionary War Town Records distributed to 12 libraries
2010 Connecticut Historical Society
2009 Connecticut State Library
2008 Connecticut Historical Society
2007 Connecticut State Library
2006 Court Records resource book distributed to 19 libraries
2005 Connecticut Historical Society
2004 Godfrey Memorial Library
2003 Connecticut State Library

To learn more about Donna and the fund, download the brochure or contact our Donna Fund Chair at

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