year, every month, this website is 60 to 90 days away from closing for lack of funds.
There is no permanent endowment, and every year the needed funds must be
The Society is a small group in the grand scope of the United
States, and the cost of maintaining this website, research and entering data
into electronic storage in an accurate method acceptable to the standards of
historians is high. Membership fees never cover expenses of this website,
and special initiatives of research and data entry are always in need of
financial subsidy. Your gift to the Joseph Bucklin Society will help support
these activities that make such a difference in the quality of information and
the quality of life.
Anything greater than the bare minimum for maintenance of this
site on the internet goes immediately to pay for hourly paid data input,
typists, or research. You, and people like you, are what keep us alive able to make
history available to you and future generations.
Donations in any amount for the work of the Joseph Bucklin Society are most gratefully
Read this entire page if you want your dollars to go for a specific
If you want to pay for one (1) hour of data
entry time --- we need about $22 to pay for an hour of electronic
archives database entry time, which includes both the supervision and also the
work by the experienced and trained persons we need for this sort of work.
Keeping the historical facts and the database in proper genealogical format,
with verified information is serious and professional work. It deserves and
gets trained and careful attention.
Do you want to make a contribution for professional research on a specific person,
or for reviewing, editing, and transcribing into electronic format some specific
information we have received? Read the red outlined
notice further down this page.
thank those who have made extra donations for a particular effort.
Do you want to make a contribution
for a professional researcher to do research on a specific person, perhaps
someone in your family line? ($60 = an hour
of a typical professional researcher's time).
You can make a contribution for
professional research about a specific Bucklin or on a person involved in the 1772
make your donation, you will be given the opportunity to add a message with
your contribution, to tell us who to research.
If you want to sponsor a complete internet biography about a specific
Bucklin or a specific Gaspee raider, contact us. (Use the blue "Contact US
button in the left hand margin of this page.) We will need to
discuss how much you want done, what we or you
have available as raw information now, and the time needed to do the first class
work we insist upon in the Society. (Normally, we have to budget about $700 for the
historical research and writing
that goes into a typical biography.
Stacks of paper are not much use for historians until they have
been transcribed and placed where they can be found electronically.
If you have a computer and the ability to type
--- Volunteer your time to type out what old records say. When
they are typed they can be put by us into the website or the archives as
electronically stored information for researchers or people like you.
We can send you, if you volunteer, some papers by post office mail.
On your own schedule you transcribe what it says and
send it back to us in electronic format (Word or WordPerfect or PDF format.
Then we can add it to the electronic archives. To volunteer time, use the
"Contact Us" button in the left margin of this page, near the top of
For example, we might (after phoning you) ask you to transcribe for
historians a letter General George Washington
wrote about Captain Joseph Bucklin in 1776? We can send you an
electronic scan copy of a handwritten letter by
General George Washington --- for you to examine and type the text on your computer in readable form. (It
requires patience and a magnifying glass. They wrote in a small hand in those
days, to save paper, and abbreviations take some time to figure out.) Without you doing that, who will know what the General said about Captain
Bucklin? Be the first person this century to know what General George Washington
said in this letter about Captain Bucklin. (We do not think anyone else has been
interested this century in looking at the original document in government