National Genealogical Society

Awards & Competitions

Award for Excellence:
Genealogy and Family History Book

Deadline for Submissions—15 December Annually

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.


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

Nomination for Award for Excellence: Genealogy and Family History Book

Nomination Form (PDF 139KB)

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.

Mail the nomination form and publications to:
NGS Genealogical Writing Competitions
National Genealogical Society
6400 Arlington Blvd, Suite 810
Falls Church, VA 22042-2318

E-mail contact information is required for all submissions.

Questions? Contact the NGS Awards Chair at

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