21 May 2010
Long before Who Do You Think You Are? and Faces of America brought genealogy into the mainstream, Americans have used sound research, solid methodology, and a passion for history to trace their family roots. At the National Genealogical Society’s 2010 Family History Conference in Salt Lake City, top genealogists were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the field of family history.
NGS has been committed to excellence, scholarship, and training in family search techniques since its inception in 1903. It supports numerous awards and competitions in a variety of categories to honor those who exemplify this commitment.
“This year’s submissions really showed the breadth of work being done today in genealogy, biography, and history,” said Lynda Suffridge, Vice President and Chair of the NGS Awards Committee. “We can honestly say that ‘business is booming.’” Suffridge also acknowledged the panel of 27 judges who volunteered their time and expertise to review this year’s applications.
Awards and recipients for 2010 are:
NGS Genealogy Hall of Fame, honoring individuals of the past who made significant contributions to the field and set high standards for genealogists:
President’s Citation, in recognition of outstanding, continuing, or unusual contributions to the field of genealogy or to the Society:
NGS Award of Merit in recognition of exceptional contributions to the field of genealogy over a period of five or more years, significantly aiding research or increasing interest in genealogy:
Award of Excellence: Genealogical Methods & Sources, presented to an individual or nonprofit organization for a book, article, or series of articles published during the past three years that discusses genealogical methods and sources to foster excellence in genealogy:
The NGSQ Award for Excellence, for an article or series of articles that foster excellence in genealogy:
The NGS Family History Writing Contest for a compilation of a three- or four- generation family history:
The NGS Home Study Course Scholarship, encouraging an NGS member pursuing a career in genealogy:
NGS Filby Award, sponsored by ProQuest, for a librarian at a public, academic, or special library whose full-time focus is in genealogy and local history, for significant contributions to research, scholarship, support, and other activities:
The NGS Newsletter Competition, recognizing newsletters for their compelling content, variety, originality, quality, readability, and attractiveness:
Major Genealogical Society Newsletter
Local Genealogical Society Newsletter
Family Association Newsletter
Congratulations to all these award winners, and thanks for your contributions to the field of genealogy!