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From: "LBoswell" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] recognition
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 14:48:06 -0400
thanks also. Wonder if there is a list of these type of programs and awards
online? I'm pleased to hear of these. Fantastic. Anyone aware of others,
please post them.
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From: "Michael Neill" <>
To: "APG List" <>
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: [APG] recognition
The Illinois State Genealogical Society has a similar program:
The Ohio Genealogical Society has awards as well, including a chapter
There are probably others. These were just two of which I was aware.
Michael John Neill
On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 1:29 PM, Jana Sloan Broglin, CG
> Hi Larry,
> The Federation of Genealogical Societies recognizes volunteers at their
> annual conference. Award criteria may be found at fgs.org. Look at the
> left side of the page for "awards." Click and see the listing of awards
> that are given. Anyone may be nominated for the awards.
> Jana Sloan Broglin, CG
> Vice President, Membership
> Federation of Genealogical Societies
> LBoswell wrote:
>> Don't tie this to the other comments on recognition, I'm not intending
>> Separate question, separate issue. Why hasn't one of the national
>> genealogical umbrella organizations addressed the question of all those
>> nameless volunteers (nameless except to those who know their work) who
>> contributed so much to genealogy over the years, without asking for any
>> special recognition in return? People who were there doing the
>> compiling indexes, intervening and saving records (here I'm thinking of
>> books in Ontario, many of them would not still be around otherwise), and
>> thousand other tasks. Most of us got our start using the fruits of their
>> work. I don't think there's enough room on this list to describe what
>> they've done, what they still do everyday in the service of genealogical
>> research. Is there any special recognition for them at the national level
>> (international I guess, but I'm thinking of the umbrella organizations)?
>> A nomination process maybe? Honouring a few every year or something?
>> Limited to volunteers, those who, as I said in the last email, are still
>> backbone of genealogical work. In our concern for the needs of
>> "professionals" and "academics" is there any will to attempt to create a
>> national/international recognition process. Maybe a prize of funding for
>> their work. Any organization willing to take something like that on?
>> Sometimes it's humbling to think how these people have really been the
>> who have established genealogy as we know it today, the ones who have
>> it going, and the ones who have brought large numbers of people into the
>> field. And what do they ask in return? Nothing.
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