The Louisiana Creole Research Association was honored by the National Genealogical Society at its 2010 conference in Salt Lake City with the Award of Merit. The award recognized the Association’s efforts to preserve Creole heritage while presenting a high level of quality and scholarship in their publications. Lolita V. Cherrie and Ingrid Stanley accepted the award on behalf of their society.
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.
In addition to publishing the journal, La Créole: A Journal of Creole History and Genealogy, the Association hosts an annual conference promoting the preservation of Louisiana culture and featuring family history and presents genealogy workshops and programs on the ancestry and culture of Louisiana Creoles of Color.