18 January 2016

National Genealogy Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations for 2016 Election

Last Chance for Your Society to Make a Nomination
Deadline is 31 January 2016

National Genealogy Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations
for 2016 Election

Genealogical and Historical Societies Invited to Submit

Since 1986 when Donald Lines Jacobus became the first genealogist elected to the National Genealogy Hall of Fame, thirty outstanding genealogists have been recognized for their contributions to their local, state or national societies, or simply to the greater genealogical community. The 2016 honoree will join this select group of distinguished members, and the winner, and the society that honored the nominee, will be announced in May at the NGS 2016 Family History Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

This is an opportunity for your society to honor a genealogist whose efforts or legacy projects have helped genealogists today. Perhaps there was a notable genealogist in your state or county whose name should be memorialized in the National Genealogy Hall of Fame.

If your society’s nomination is the winner, your nominee will receive national exposure for their contributions to the field.

A nominee must have been actively engaged in genealogy in the United States for at least ten years, been deceased for at least five years at the time of nomination, and made contributions to the field of genealogy judged to be of lasting significance in ways that were unique, pioneering, or exemplary.

Nominations for election to the National Genealogy Hall of Fame are due by 31 January 2016. Official nomination forms are available from our website or by contacting the National Genealogical Society, 3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22204-4304; phone 1-800-473- 0060.

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