Family Genealogy Fellowships

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is pleased to offer the Family Genealogy Fellowships to support individuals hoping to locate information related to their family history using resources available at MDAH. This fellowship provides the researcher with access to our unique collections in order to fill in details of their family’s stories. 

Ten research stipends of up to $2,000 will be offered to ten researchers to fund their travel to Jackson and accommodations for three consecutive nights to allow for three days of research at MDAH. Selected applicants will schedule fellowships to take place for three consecutive days in the months of February, April, May, June, and July 2022. The stipend may be used to cover travel, accommodations, and other expenses accrued during the researcher’s time at MDAH such as the cost of copies. If selected, applicants must be prepared to provide a W-9 to receive stipend payments. Half of the stipend will be paid in advance and the final half will be paid on the last day of research.

Family Genealogy Fellowship Criteria

  • Recipient must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Family ties to Mississippi must be documented.
  • Recipient must identify the type of information they hope to locate during their time at MDAH.
  • Not open to professional genealogists doing research on behalf of others.

Important Dates 

Application Deadline: 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Selection Announcement: 4 weeks prior to proposed dates of research

On-site research term: 3 days in the month of February, April, May, June, or July 2022.

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