Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
The National Genealogical Society invites organizations to submit
nominations for the 2007 National Genealogy Hall of Fame. This program,
in existence for over twenty years, honors deceased genealogists whose
superior achievements in American genealogy, for a period of ten years
or more, have made a significant contribution to our field.
Nominations for the National Genealogy Hall of Fame must be made by
societies or similar organizations. Nominees must have been deceased for
at least five years and have been actively engaged in the field of
genealogy in the United States for at least ten years. Their contribution
should be unique, pioneering or exemplary. For example they might have
- authored books or articles that serve as models of genealogical
research and writing and that added significantly to the body of
published work on American families, or made significant corrections to
previously published works.
- made genealogical source records more readily available to the
public by preserving, transcribing, translating, abstracting, indexing,
and/or publishing such records.
- shared with others knowledge of genealogical research methods
and sources through teaching and lecturing and/or publication of
- contributed time, labor, and leadership to a genealogical
organization or a genealogical periodical publication, thus enabling that
organization or publication to make significant contributions to the
field of genealogy in the United States.
Nominations are due 1 March of each year. A committee will review them
and a selection will be made and announced at the 2006 NGS conference
that will be held in Chicago, Illinois. If your nominee is not selected,
you can submit their name again in future years. The current committee
consists of Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG, FNGS, of Virginia, Sandra M.
Hewlett, CG, of Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FNGS, FASG
of Alabama, Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG of California, and Loretto D.
Szucs of Illinois.
Nominations must be made and signed by a society officer on an official
nomination form that is available at the NGS website. To read more about
the program and to obtain a form, visit www.ngsgenealogy.org and click
Conferences & Activities, and select Awards and then NGS Competitions.
You may also write to National Genealogy Hall of Fame, 3108 Columbia
Pike, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22204-4304 and request a form.