Time to nominate your favorite Genealogist for NGS Awards

Every year, the National Genealogical Society (NGS)  presents awards to those who have demonstrated excellence, scholarship, and achievements in the field of genealogy and have made outstanding contributions to NGS programs or have performed outstanding work in the field of genealogy, history, biography, or heraldry.  The deadline for Submissions is 31 January each year, and you send your nominations to: 

    • NGS Awards Program
      3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300
      Arlington, Virginia 22204-4304 USA
      E-mail: awards@ngsgenealogy.org
      Include “NGS AWARD” in the Subject line of your message.

NGS Awards nomination forms are listed below:

  • Award of Merit:
    To recognize exceptional contributions to the field of genealogy by an individual or nonprofit genealogical or historical organization over a period of five years or more. The nominee need not be a member of NGS.
  • Distinguished Service Award:
    To recognize outstanding contributions to the work of NGS. A nominee must have been a member of NGS for at least one year. This award may be presented to an individual more than once.
  • NGS Fellow (FNGS):
    To recognize outstanding work in the field of genealogy or the related fields of history, biography, or heraldry, in addition to outstanding service to the NGS. A nominee must have been a member of NGS for at least five years. See the list of  Honored NGS Fellows.
  • NGS also has two awards determined by staff, and no nominations are accepted for these:

  • Award of Honor:
    To recognize an individual or organization for dedicated and sustained service in support of an NGS Conference in the States.
  • Certificate of Appreciation:
    To recognize an individual or organization for service during an NGS conference. A nominee need not be a member of NGS. This award may be presented to an individual or institution more than once.
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