Menzies International Genealogy Under Study

aka MINGUS, Inc.   |   Williamsburg, VA   |  http://themingusproject.com

Mission

Promote the understanding and appreciation of Scottish genealogy. This will be accomplished by narrating the story of Scottish contributions to society as a whole. Thereby, revealing our ancestral origins to a worldwide audience by providing social, educational and civic programs. Encourage the worldwide audience to assist in the creation of comprehensive genealogical and family DNA histories. Publish the histories stated above so that they might be freely accessible to a worldwide audience. Preserve and publish a definitive reference catalogue of all known paper and digital records, photographs, publications and artefacts so that they may be available to future generations.

Ruling year info

2019

President

Anthony R. Hare

Main address

33 Berkshire Road

Williamsburg, VA 23188 USA

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EIN

84-2768659

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The corporation was founded to address the increasing international inquiries for public comprehension and accessibility of Scottish genealogy, related history and cultural impact. Presently, there isn’t any collective or coordinated definitive reference source(s) with authentication/verification/security policies for such information or its accessibility by the global public. Additionally, there are vast amounts of unverified and/or erroneous information globally available that are irresponsibly circulated by uninformed inquirers.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Discovering Genealogical Origins

The Corporation is organized to research and develop a comprehensive understanding of and appreciation of Scottish genealogical origins.

The corporation will accomplish this by narrating the story of Scottish emigration and contributions to the worldwide society.

The corporation will endeavor to reconstruct lost ancestral family connections via both DNA and conventional research. Thereby, revealing our ancestral story to a worldwide audience in a charitable, educational and cultural context.

The Corporation will engage the worldwide audience to assist in the provision of comprehensive family genealogical information and family DNA data.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Comprehending and appreciating Scottish genealogy and Scottish contributions to society as a whole are revealed by researching, collecting and revealing the global Family ancestral origins and contributions through social, educational and cultural programs for the benefit of the worldwide public and its future generations.

MINGUS Inc. is aware of the enormous amount of this circulating misinformation, the huge gaps of missing and accurate information, and isolated pockets of information around the world. MINGUS Inc. intends to correct these situations by providing accurate and verified information through a variety of methods and procedures and locate this information in a reliable, secure database and a definitive, comprehensive reference catalogue for easy global access through a variety of platforms.

-The project will utilize the international WikiTree platform with its internationally-accepted privacy guidelines and security measures to publish the reconstructed lost ancestral family connections obtained from DNA and conventional research and endeavor to develop a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of Scottish genealogical origins.

- Presently, two directors of the corporation are collecting, researching and publishing the verified genealogical records.
Two different directors are collecting, analyzing and publishing the DNA profiles obtained from FamilyTree DNA and other DNA testing facilities.
All the above directors will serve as group administrators for The Mingus Project on WikiTree.

Additionally, two directors will pursue funding by individual solicitation, foundation grants and corporate charitable funding opportunities. All funding inquiries and receipts will be tracked and reviewed weekly as needed.
- The corporation will engage in fundraising for financial support through a variety of means within U.S. state and federal as well as applicable international guidelines. Individual donations and bequests, sponsorships, granting foundations, and corporate donations will be receipted and utilized per industry standards to support the activities of the corporation. As corporation administrative expenses are minimal, it is expected that the vast majority of received funds will be utilized to support the corporation’s charitable purposes.

The corporation has published a webpage, and also operates two specific Free Space Pages within WikiTree regarding our objectives and accomplishments.
Place links to these here.
We are currently working in design to produce a …. Character that we can use within marketing and educational materials, which we will publish on our website and offer for sale via electronic document download. This will help us to market the need to collect and record the disparate information that currently exists.
Database development of an overall catalogue to record all Menzies related documents, photographs, etc. indicating their locations etc. To be stored and located in both electronic and paper-based format (within a National Library able to be accessed by the public and researchers in the future).

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Menzies International Genealogy Under Study

Board of directors
as of 9/10/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Anthony Hare


Board co-chair

Sean Menzies

Robin Menzies Bentzen

Christopher Menzie

Patricia Gray

Sean Menzies

Richard Minnis

William Mings

Anthony Hare

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/17/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/17/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.