Family Genealogy Fellowships

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is pleased to offer the Family Genealogy Fellowship to support an individual 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.

A research stipend of up to $3,500 will be offered to a researcher to fund their travel to Jackson and accommodations for five consecutive nights to allow for five days of research at MDAH.

The selected applicant will schedule the fellowship to take place for five consecutive days in the months of September through November 2024. The stipend may be used to cover travel, accommodations, and other expenses accrued during the researcher’s time at MDAH. Complimentary copies up to $50 are also included. 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 after the visit.

This application round has closed. For news about future fellowship opportunities and upcoming genealogy programs, please subscribe to our Weekly Update and the Mississippi History Newsletter here.

Family Genealogy Fellowship Criteria
  • Recipient must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Research must be conducted on the applicant’s own family.
  • Family ties to Mississippi must be documented.
  • Recipient must identify specific items/collections in our building that they plan to use during their time at MDAH.
Important Dates

Application Opens: Friday, March 1, 2024
Application Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024
Selection Announcement: 6 weeks prior to proposed dates of research
On-site research term: 5 consecutive days during the months of September through November 2024.

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