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From: "LBoswell" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] recognition
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 16:15:55 -0400
but not many at the national/international level which is what I was looking
for (actually my original post suggested it was something the APG might
700? Good lord!
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To: "'LBoswell'" <>; "'Jana Sloan Broglin, CG'"
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 3:43 PM
Subject: RE: [APG] recognition
> Googling "awards for genealogy" brought up more than 700 hits.
> Barbara Brixey Wylie
> APG Member
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> Of LBoswell
> Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 1:38 PM
> To: Jana Sloan Broglin, CG
> Subject: Re: [APG] recognition
> That sounds like exactly what I was thinking of. I had considered that
> there had to be something along those lines at a national/international
> level but I could not locate anything online. I'm very pleased to see your
> reply. I've two particular individuals in mind in my local area who have
> dedicated long years to volunteer work, creating a database that will
> continue to serve researchers from far and near, long into the future.
> Their list of local publications is grounds enough for any award alone.
> Thanks for this reply,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jana Sloan Broglin, CG" <>
> To: "LBoswell" <>
> Cc: <>
> Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 2:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [APG] recognition
>> 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
>>> 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
>>> (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
>>> 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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