Drew Smith receives well-deserved Genealogical Librarianship award

What does a blogger do when a dear friend receives a special award? Blogs about it, of course. I had lunch this past Saturday with Drew and his husband, George Morgan, plus Peggy Clemens Lauritzen at the Ohio Genealogical Society Conference. We talked and talked and, if he knew, he didn’t give the secret away. […]

ISFHWE 2016 Excellence-in-Writing Competition Now Open: Your Turn?

The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) has an annual writing competition that is broad in nature. Whether you write for magazines, newspapers, journals, websites, or blogs, it’s time to think about entering the 2016 Excellence-in-Writing Competition. The competition is open to both members and non-members of ISFHWE. Members of ISFHWE receive […]

Minnesota Genealogy Ambassador Award

Earlier this month at the banquet during the Minnesota Genealogical Society’s annual North Star Conference, I was presented with an award. It’s the “Minnesota Genealogy Ambassador Award for representing Minnesota on the national genealogy scene and bringing honor to Minnesota genealogy.” It was an easy award to win and receive. Easy to win because I […]

National Genealogical Society Awards and Competitions

This press release was sent by the National Genealogical Society (NGS). DEADLINE for entries is 31 January 2010. Please click here for full award information, submission details, and entry forms. NGS Rubincam Youth Award This award recognizes youth in two categories based on age and grade level. Senior – Students in grades 10 to 12, […]

NARA Award for Excellence in Genealogy

I received this press release from the U.S. National Archives. It sounds interesting. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2008 NATIONAL ARCHIVES CREATES AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN GENEALOGYTwo awards to be granted for articles based on National Archives records Washington, DC* In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the National Archives announces two awards to recognize significant […]