2016 NCGS Awards – Call for Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 NCGS Awards. Among the most rewarding of NCGS programs, the awards promote continued excellence in North Carolina genealogy and also inspire others to publish abstracts and transcriptions of North Carolina county and state records, cemetery and Bible records, family histories, and society journals and newsletters and to develop informative genealogical websites. The Awards Committee urges you to join the society in recognizing the labors of deserving individuals and societies by submitting a nomination for a 2016 NCGS Award in one of several categories.
The NCGS Awards nominations are open from January until 15 August 2016.
The categories for the 2016 NCGS Awards are as follows:
1. The Award for Excellence in Periodical Publishing for a periodical (newsletter) published by a local North Carolina genealogical society.
2. The Award for Excellence in Periodical Publishing for a periodical (journal) published by a local North Carolina genealogical society.
3. The Award for Excellence in Web Presence for a freely accessible website promoting North Carolina genealogy.
4. The Award for Excellence in Publishing for a book, or a set of books, of abstracts or transcriptions of an original North Carolina record and published within eighteen months preceding the closing date (15 February 2015 – 15 August 2016).
5. The Award for Excellence in a Publication Relevant to North Carolina Genealogy, published within eighteen months preceding the closing date (15 February 2015 – 15 August 2016).
6. The Award for Excellence in Publishing for a book of family history relevant to North Carolina and published within eighteen months preceding the closing date (15 February 2015 – 15 August 2016).
7. The Award for Outstanding Contribution to North Carolina Genealogy for an individual whose longtime genealogical contributions have greatly enhanced the study of family history in North Carolina. The genealogical contributions may be regional.
8. The Award for Outstanding Contribution to NCGS by a Member for an individual whose work within the NCGS has been outstanding.
Each submission requires a Nomination Form, which should be mailed to NCGS Awards, PO Box 30815, Raleigh, NC 27622-0815. A copy of any publication being nominated must accompany the submission, as well as complete contact information and any relevant supporting material, data, or additional written endorsement. Please include the latest 4 issues of a nominated newsletter or journal. Closing date for submissions is 15 August 2016.
Guidelines for NCGS Awards for genealogical publications, websites, and individuals worthy of consideration for nomination are posted on the Awards page of the NCGS website. Nominations are reviewed by a panel of judges, and awards will be presented during the NCGS Annual Meeting to be held in the fall of 2016. Printed materials should properly cite their sources. Submissions of printed material are donated to Genealogy Services collection of the State Library of North Carolina in Raleigh after the judging process. If you have questions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help NCGS acknowledge and honor worthy individual and society endeavors in publishing and other contributions to North Carolina genealogy by nominating their work for the NCGS Awards Program this year.
2015 NCGS Awards Winners
(left to right) Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG; Ginger R. Smith; Pam Toms, Awards Chair; Vickie P. Young, NCGS President;
Sharon Gable; Maryann Stockert Tuck; Judi Hinton; and Lisa Gregory
The 2015 NCGS Awards were presented at the NCGS annual meeting during the Fall Workshop on 3 October 2015 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. The following societies and individuals were recognized for outstanding published efforts and personal contributions to the North Carolina genealogical community.
The Awards Committee offers the following guidelines for publications, websites, and individuals worthy of consideration for nomination for the annual NCGS Awards:
Comparing one publication with another in its category to consider which is more worthy of an award, NCGS Award judges take into account what is good and what needs improvement in each publication with a number of specific qualities being considered, as appropriate, for periodicals, books, and websites.
Detailed criteria are available in the following document (updated for 2016): NCGS Awards Guidelines.
2014 NCGS Awards Winners
Back Row L-R: Barbara McGeachy, Lawrence W. S. Auld, Jetta Knight, Deborah H. Long, Mike Kalt, David M. McCorkle
Front Row L-R: Pam Toms, John McGeachy, Jean Covington-LaCoss, Paula York, Barbi Bailey-Smith, Patsy Bailey Allard
The 2014 NCGS Awards were presented at the NCGS annual meeting during the Fall Workshop on 15 November 2014 at the Comfort Suites Raleigh Durham Airport/RTP in Durham. The following societies and individuals were recognized for outstanding published efforts and personal contributions to the North Carolina genealogical community.
The Donald Mosher Award was presented at the 2010 National Genealogical Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG, for his paper "The Devon Seafaring Origins of William Byrd's Mother's Family: Grace (Stegge) Byrd of London, England, Thomas Segge of Westover Parish, Charles City County, Virginia, and Captain Abraham Reed of Charles City County, Virginia; Including Additional Details about His Father John Byrd's Career as a London Goldsmith."