20 December 2013

Seeking Nominations for the 2014 NGS Awards -- deadline for all awards nominations is 31 January 2014


Every year the National Genealogical Society recognizes excellence, scholarship, and achievements in the field of genealogy by presenting awards to organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to NGS programs or have performed exceptional work in the field of genealogy, history, biography, or heraldry. Winners for this year’s competition will be recognized at our annual Family History Conference to be held 7–10 May 2014 in Richmond, Virginia.

Award of Merit: To recognize exceptional contributions to the field of genealogy by an individual or nonprofit genealogical or historical organization over a period of five years or more. The nominee need not be a member of NGS.

Distinguished Service Award: To recognize outstanding contributions to the work of NGS. A nominee must have been a member of NGS for at least one year. This award may be presented to an individual more than once.

The Shirley Langdon Wilcox Award for Exemplary Volunteerism: To recognize a volunteer whose generosity of spirit and time has greatly benefited the National Genealogical Society and the genealogical community in general over a period of years. The recipient must be a member of NGS.

Fellow of the National Genealogical Society (FNGS): To recognize outstanding work in the field of genealogy or the related fields of history, biography, or heraldry, in addition to outstanding service to the National Genealogical Society. A nominee must have been a member of NGS for at least five years.

Complete details and all necessary forms for the awards can be found at the NGS website at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/awards_competitions.

The deadline for all awards is 31 January 2014. You do not have to wait until January to submit a nomination. In fact we urge you to send your entries in now. We have already received a number of nominations. 

You will receive an acknowledgement that your awards nomination has been received. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact Chuck Mason, NGS Awards Chair, at awards@ngsgenealogy.org. You may also contact him with questions at the same e-mail address.


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