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Award for Excellence: Genealogy and Family History Book

Presented to an individual or nonprofit organization for a specific, significant single contribution in the form of a family genealogy or family history book published during the past three years that serves to foster scholarship and/or otherwise advances or promotes excellence in genealogy.

Deadline for submissions is 15 December, annually. Winners are honored at the NGS Family History Conference Banquet.


  • Published during the past three years
  • Nominees need not be members of NGS

Nominating Instructions

The nomination form must be accompanied by four copies of the publication. One copy of your publication will be donated to the NGS Book Loan Collection at St. Louis (Missouri) County Library, and the other three will be retained by the reviewers.

Link to Nomination Form

Nomination Form (PDF) >

Deadline for submissions is 15 December, annually.

Mail the completed nomination form and four copies of your publication to:

NGS Genealogical Writing Competitions
National Genealogical Society
6400 Arlington Blvd, Suite 810
Falls Church, VA 22042-2318

Note: Email contact information is required for all submissions.