Update: The Genealogy Fairy Grants Program on Haitus

Since mid-2015, The Genealogy Fairy has awarded over $9,000 to genealogy societies and genealogists. The program is on a temporary hold for re-evaluation.

UPDATE January 2017 – The Genealogy Fairy Program Has Been Placed on Hold

The Genealogy Fairy has been up and running for approximately 18 months (since June 2015) and at this time I’ve decided to put the grants program on “hiatus” while I evaluate its effectiveness.  Since mid-2015, The Genealogy Fairy has awarded over $9,000 to various genealogical societies as well as individual genealogists in pursuit of many different projects including education, indexing, records preservation and more. Click here to read about the past grants awarded by The Genealogy Fairy.

All current applications to The Genealogy Fairy will be retained for possible future awards of grant money if, and when, the program resumes.

I continue to be committed to giving back to the genealogy community in a variety of ways and stay tuned for more information . . . it is likely that The Genealogy Fairy will return, albeit in a different format.

©2017, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

Announcing The Genealogy Fairy™ Grant for December 2016

The Genealogy Fairy is a genealogy-focused grants program working to make family history dreams come true!

Kenneth Green of The Genealogy Gangster: December 2016 Genealogy Fairy Grant Recipients

Congratulations to Kenneth Green of The Genealogy Gangster blog, our December 2016 grant recipient.

Congratulations to Kenneth Green of The Genealogy Gangster blog, our December 2016 grant recipient.

Here is the request we received from Kenneth:

I am a genealogy blogger who is starting a website called Genealogy Gangster. I do a vlog and written articles to help young African Americans with their genealogy and help them understand the process of finding their families. I am disabled (too many illnesses to list) that keeps me in the hospital. Because of that I cannot afford to attend RootsTech on my own. This grant would help me be able to go and report on the biggest genealogy conference in the world!

Click here to learn more about Kenneth and The Genealogy Gangster. We look forward to seeing Kenneth at Rootstech 2017 in Salt Lake City!

Submit a Grant Application for January 2017

The Genealogy Fairy™, is now accepting grant applications from organizations and individuals. For more information on The Genealogy Fairy™ concept, read more here. To submit your application, click here.

Note: grant applications prior to July 2016 will need to submit an updated request; all other requests from July 2016 to the present are still eligible to receive a grant from The Genealogy Fairy™; our next grant will be awarded and announced on January 15, 2017.

How You Can Support The Genealogy Fairy™ Program

While direct donations are not accepted, when you use any of the links at Genealogy Bargains (http://genealogy.bargains) to purchase genealogy books, software and supplies, 5% of those sales goes directly to funding of grants at The Genealogy Fairy™.

©2016, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

Announcing The Genealogy Fairy™ Grant for November 2016

The Genealogy Fairy is a genealogy-focused grants program working to make family history dreams come true!

Robert Johnson and The Stockholm Series: November 2016 Genealogy Fairy Grant Recipients

Congratulations to Robert Johnson and The Stockholm Series, our November 2016 grant recipients.

Here is the request we received from Robert on behalf of The Stockholm Series project:

The Stockholm Series is a well known and beloved series of five volumes chronicling the fictional lives of four generations of a working-class family in their adopted city of Stockholm, Sweden, and spanning a period of approximately one hundred years, 1860-1960.

  • The Stockholm Series is a well known and beloved series of five volumes chronicling the fictional lives of four generations of a working-class family in their adopted city of Stockholm, Sweden, and spanning a period of approximately one hundred years, 1860-1960.
  • The author, Per Anders Fogelstrom, was born in 1917, and lived in Stockholm his whole life.  His career included time as a journalist; publishing much non-fiction about the city.  He also co-founded a literary magazine.  And, he authored over fifty books and compiled a vast archive on the history of Stockholm.
  • Per Anders’ series of five volumes, all of which are commonly referred to by the title of the first volume,  City of My Dreams,  (the Swedish is:  Mina drommers stad) is known by Swedish readers of several generations; frequently as required reading in school.
  • We are now fortunate to have the gift of an English translation of the complete Stockholm Series by Jennifer Brown Baverstram with Volume Five,  City in the World  ( Stad I varlden ) published by  Penfield Press in December 2015.
  • Proposal: To offer a one and a half hour live interview with Jennifer Brown Baverstram in the Gallery of the Swedish American Museum Center–at a date and time to be determined—by Robert L. Johnson, a former chairman of the SAMC, for the enjoyment and education of the museum membership and guests, and to promote the Stockholm Series to the wider public in America.

To offer a one and a half hour live interview with Jennifer Brown Baverstram in the Gallery of the Swedish American Museum Center--at a date and time to be determined---by Robert L. Johnson, a former chairman of the SAMC, for the enjoyment and education of the museum membership and guests, and to promote the Stockholm Series to the wider public in America.

We look forward to this presentation taking place in Chicago in April or May 2017!

Submit a Grant Application for November 2016

The Genealogy Fairy™, is now accepting grant applications from organizations and individuals. For more information on The Genealogy Fairy™ concept, read more here. To submit your application, click here.

Note: grant applications prior to June 2016 will need to submit an updated request; all other requests from Junel 2016 to the present are still eligible to receive a grant from The Genealogy Fairy™; our next grant will be awarded and announced on December 15, 2016.

How You Can Support The Genealogy Fairy™ Program

While direct donations are not accepted, when you use any of the links at Genealogy Bargains (http://genealogy.bargains) to purchase genealogy books, software and supplies, 5% of those sales goes directly to funding of grants at The Genealogy Fairy™.

©2016, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.