Jean Nudd, Archivist for the National Archives in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was recognized by the National Genealogical Society at its 2010 conference in Salt Lake City with the Award of Merit.
The NGS Award of Merit is given to an individual or nonprofit genealogical or historical organization in recognition of exceptional contributions to the field of genealogy over a period of five or more years, which have significantly aided research or increased interest in genealogy.
Ms. Nudd received the Award of Merit for her work as the archivist in Pittsfield, where she has recruited a devoted team of volunteers to support the archives and the researchers who come there. She was instrumental in the founding of the Friends of the Archives who publish the quarterly Archival Anecdotes and a website, operate a bookstore, and provide training opportunities for genealogical researchers, including their annual autumn full-day genealogy conference, “Life in the Past Lane.”
An avid genealogist with deep roots in New England and New York, Jean has worked for the National Archives and Records Administration since 1994. She lectures frequently and has written over 23 articles for Archival Anecdotes.