FGS Annual Conference Award Three Jewish Genealogists #general #announcements #events

Jan Meisels Allen



The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) held its virtual annual conference on September 2, 2020.  The FGS will be merged into the National Genealogical Society (NGS) as of October 1. The New NGS will have at least 4 board members from the FGS including a new officer position, Vice President of Society & Organization Management. Joining the new NGS board will also be Marlis Humphrey, as a director-at-large from Florida.


During their annual virtual conference the FGS announced its annual awards of which three awards were given to Jewish genealogists:


The Rabbi Malcom H. Stern Humanitarian Award was given to Miriam Weiner,CG. The award describes Miriam as the genealogist who lifted the “Archival Iron Curtain” and represents the highest standard that embodies both the purpose and spirit of the award.















The Loretto Denis Szucs Award was given to Gary Mokotoff for his many years of dedicated service and for helping to revolutionize the way we do research.  They mentioned he started in 1979 by helping develop the JewishGen Family Finder which is used by 100,000 researchers and help found the IAJGS.













The third award, the FORUM Writers Award (no slide with her photograph) went to Jane Neff Rollins for the FORUM  contribution, Labor Union Documents Genealogically Relevant Sources.  FORUM is the magazine of the FGS.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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