National Genealogical Society

Awards & Competitions

Awards

Deadline for Submissions—31 January Annually

The NGS Awards program recognizes excellence, scholarship, and achievements in the field of genealogy by presenting awards to organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to NGS programs or have performed exceptional work in the field of genealogy, history, biography, or heraldry.

The presentation of these awards is administered by the NGS Awards Committee, which sets deadlines for the receipt of nominations. Notice of the deadlines is sent to the Board of Directors and to the membership through NGS Magazine. Nominations are submitted to the NGS Awards Committee, which reviews and evaluates the nominations.

All nominations must include e-mail contact information for nominees and the persons nominating them.

Send nomination forms by postal service or e-mail to: NGS Awards Program
3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300
Arlington, Virginia 22204-4370 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 Honor
    To recognize an individual or organization for dedicated and sustained service in support of an NGS  Family History Conference. Applications not accepted.

  • 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.

  • 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. Applications not accepted.

  • 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.

  • Fellow of the National Genealogical Society (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 National Genealogical Society. A nominee must have been a member of NGS for at least five years. See the list of Honored NGS Fellows.

Questions? Contact the NGS Awards Chair at awards@ngsgenealogy.org.  

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