Grants Available For Production of Georgia Research Books

The following excerpt from an article by Kenneth H Thomas Jr. may be of interest to Georgia researchers:

Anyone who enjoys gathering genealogical data and publishing books may be interested in the R. J. Taylor Jr. Foundation.

The foundation gives grants that cover the expense of publishing books containing genealogical records concerning residents of Georgia prior to 1851. R. J. Taylor Foundation

Taylor-funded books include transcriptions and/or abstracts of deeds as well as court, probate, newspaper, marriage, cemetery and other records. Taylor does not fund county, town, church or family history books.

The foundation works in conjunction with the Georgia Archives and the Georgia Genealogical Society to determine grant eligibility. Grant recipients provide manuscripts for publication and keep the finished books to sell.

The foundation also purchases books it funds and distributes them to more than 40 Georgia libraries and some major out-of-state genealogy collections. The majority of books on Georgia genealogy found in our state’s libraries were funded by the Taylor Foundation.

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Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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