07 June 2011

NGS 2011 Awards and Competitions -- Part 1

NGS 2011 Awards and Competitions
by Phyllis Matthews Ziller, mlis

The National Genealogical Society presented its annual awards at the 2011 Family History Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, on 11–14 May 2011. Each year, NGS recognizes excellence in the genealogy field by recognizing excellence, scholarship, and achievements in the field of genealogy. These awards are presented to organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to NGS programs or have performed outstanding work in the field of genealogy, history, biography, or heraldry.
                
NGS would like to thank the judges who volunteered their time and expertise in reviewing, evaluating, and judging this year’s awards submissions. Their dedication and service to NGS is appreciated.

The Award of Honor was presented to Marguerite Bishop, local host chair of the conference, for her dedication and sustained service in support of an NGS conference. The work done by the local host committee helps to ensure a successful conference. Certificates of Appreciation were given to eight individuals and to the South Carolina Genealogical Society for their volunteer service. NGS would like to recognize the tireless work of these volunteers, both in the months leading up to and during the conference:
Lynn Haltiwanger
Clare Richter
Bill Richter
Grace Bates
Walter Tylee
Doris Tylee
Ann Dodenhoff
Michael H. Becknell

The NGS Genealogy Hall of Fame honors individuals who, during their lifetime, made significant contributions to genealogy and set the high standards by which we work today. This year, Albert Cook Myers, whose nomination was made by two nominating societies, the Chester County Historical Society, Pennsylvania, and the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, was elected. Albert spent a lifetime finding, copying, transcribing, editing, and publishing original records and documents of the early settlers of colonial Pennsylvania.

Fellowship in the National Genealogical Society was awarded to Barbara Vines Little, cg, cgl, fvgs, fngs, for her outstanding volunteer work on the Society’s behalf. She is a respected teacher, editor, author, and lecturer. Barbara is a past member of the NGS Board of Directors, conference manager and program chair of several Family History Conferences since 1994, and a past president of NGS.

The President’s Citation was awarded to Arlene V. Jennings, cg, in recognition and appreciation for her work on the “Paths to Your Past” video series and two courses in the American Genealogical Studies series, and for her continuing efforts to develop the “Voices of Genealogy” series.


To be continued …



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