Library Expansion Donations Sought

Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont:

A GOFUNDME FOR OUR PHASE II LIBRARY EXPANSION PROJECT EXISTS – News from the Welsh-American Genealogical Society (WAGS). 

Will you join us and others in making a difference? Any donation will help make an impact.
We’re raising money to benefit Welsh-American Genealogical Society (WAGS) for its Phase II library expansion project located in Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont. It has out-grown its home.  There will be many expenses to secure a new home site and get organized within it.  For example, insurance, shelving and other furniture, archival supplies, computer supplies, artifact display cases, etc. etc. etc.

The officers and members of Poultney Area St. David’s Society are helping us with this expansion project too. Gifts have been coming in, which we sincerely appreciate.
September 14, 2019: We recently received notification that Lee Lodge No. 30, F&AM has awarded WAGS $500 from its Morning Star Lodge No. 37, F&AM Community Gifting Fund.

WAGS is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization founded in 1990 in Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont.

Poultney is site of the first public library in Vermont State and of the first known Welsh genealogy society in North America. It is the birthplace of George Jones, co-founder of the “New York Times” newspaper whose parents were immigrants from northwest Wales.  It is also the birth and home community for seven years of Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1977), Chair, Nobel Women’s Initiative; and the eternal resting place of Jody’s Welsh and Scottish ancestors.

In the WAGS GoFundMe page, its starting goal value of $150,000.00 will decrease as donations are received from other sources outside of GoFundMe.  GoFundMe shows you as gifts are received through them and how much more is needed to reach our goal. It also shows you our Honor Roll of Donors, as our Facebook page also does. The Honor Roll of Donors is updated frequently.

Donations may also be made through WAGS’ Facebook page; by check in US currency mailed to WAGS’ postal address: WAGS, 60 Norton Ave., Poultney, VT 05764-1029; or by wire transfer.  For instructions on how to complete a wire transfer, please email the WAGS office – .

Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to all WAGS and PASDS officers, the Welsh and local communities’ citizens in the Vermont / New York slate valley region; and Welsh genealogy, Welsh history and community history friends throughout the world.    

Visit the WAGS Facebook page often. There one will learn more about the society, which is approaching its 30th founding year.