17 August 2011

History comes alive, thanks to award-winning librarian

The Gazette (Colorado Springs) recently published an article about Tim Blevins, the NGS 2011 Filby Award winner.

“Tim Blevins, mild-mannered and bespectacled, spends much of his time looking for lost people, ferreting out obscure clues about them and sometimes finding them across oceans or hundreds of years back in time.

Blevins is manager of special collections for the Pikes Peak Library District, and most days you can find him poring over obscure documents, gumshoeing on the computer and examining brittle, yellowed history books in a climate-controlled vault in the Carnegie wing of Penrose library.

The National Genealogical Society recently honored him with the prestigious Filby Award for support of family-history research.
His achievements “have significantly enhanced the ability of Colorado Springs-area residents to research their family histories,” officials said in presenting the award.” …

Read the full article.

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