National Genealogical Society

Awards & Competitions

Award of Merit

Deadline for Submissions—31 January Annually

An award to an individual or nonprofit genealogical or historical organization in recognition of exceptional contributions to the field of genealogy over a period of five or more years that have significantly aided research or increased interest in genealogy.


A nominee need not be a member of NGS. This award may be presented to an individual or institution more than once.

Nomination for Award of Merit

Electronic submissions are encouraged.

Nomination Form (PDF 218KB)

Send to:
NGS Awards Committee
National Genealogical Society
3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300
Arlington, Virginia 22204-4370 USA


Electronically to
Include "NGS AWARD" in the Subject line of your message.

E-mail contact information is required for all submissions.

Questions? Contact the NGS Awards Chair at   


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