Would your society like to honor a genealogist whose exemplary work lives on today? If so, the National Genealogical Society would like to hear from you. NGS is seeking nominations from the entire genealogical community for persons whose achievements or contributions have made an impact on the field. This educational program increases appreciation of the high standards advocated and achieved by committed genealogists whose work paved the way for researchers today.
Since 1986 when Donald Lines Jacobus became the first genealogist elected to the National Genealogy Hall of Fame, twenty outstanding genealogists have been recognized for their contributions. The 2006 honoree will join this select group of twenty distinguished members. This year's selection, and the society that honored the nominee, will be feted at the 2006 NGS Conference in the States to be held in Chicago, 7-10 June 2006.
Nominations for election to the Hall of Fame are made by genealogical societies throughout the United States.
Guidelines for nominations:
- A nominee must have been actively engaged in genealogy in the United States for at least ten years, must have been deceased for at least five years at the time of nomination, and must have made contributions to the field of genealogy judged to be of lasting significance in ways that were unique, pioneering, or exemplary.
- The National Genealogy Hall of Fame is an educational project in which the entire genealogical community is invited to participate. Affiliation with the National Genealogical Society is not required.
- The National Genealogy Hall of Fame Committee elects one person to the Hall of Fame annually. Those elected are permanently commemorated in the Hall of Fame at Society headquarters, Arlington, Virginia.
Nominations for election to the Hall of Fame are due by 1 March each year. Official nomination forms are available from our website, www.ngsgenealogy.org, or by writing to the National Genealogical Society, 3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22204-4304.