Donna Holt Siemiatkoski
February 16, 1946 – August 6, 2001
Donna Holt Siemiatkoski contributed so much to the field of genealogy, and we in
On Saturday, July 21, 2001, members of the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council met in
The purpose of this permanent fund is to purchase genealogical materials and to donate them to area repositories such as the Connecticut State Library, and others. On Tuesday, July 24th, vice president Dianne Lenti and president Bob Rafford visited Donna at her home to tell her of the establishment of this Fund and to present her with a certificate announcing the fund in her honor. She was truly touched and honored by this legacy established by her friends and colleagues.
Now that she has left us, the Fund will remain as a lasting tribute to her memory. We know many of you will welcome the opportunity to send contributions to this fund, so we invite all her friends and colleagues in the genealogical community and elsewhere to donate to the Donna Holt Siemiatkoski Acquisition Fund in Donna’s memory. These funds are entirely separate from other funds in
Your contributions will help support the libraries and repositories that Donna cared about so much. Checks may be made payable to “
The Donna Hold Siemiatkoski Acquisition Fund is an “umbrella” fund for the collection and distribution of genealogical materials to area libraries. Janet Wallace serves as chairperson of the committee that oversees this Fund. Members Barbara Jean Mathews, CG, Kathryn Smith Black and Richard C. Roberts have done an outstanding job of guiding this Fund. Anyone may contribute money to
The total gifts donated to date amount to more than $10,000. As of 1 October 2013 balance in the fund is $4,230.49.