Would your society like to honor a ge
whose exemplary work lives on today? Perhaps there was a notable ge nealogist
in your state or county whose name should be memorialized in the NGS Hall of Fame. If so, the National Ge nealogical
Society would like to hear from you. NGS is seeking
nominations from the entire ge nealogical community for
persons whose achievements or contributions have made an impact on the field.
This educational program increases appreciation of the high standards advocated
and achieved by committed ge nealogists whose work paved
the way for researchers today.
Since 1986 when Donald Lines Jacobus became the first ge
nealogist elected to
the National Ge nealogy Hall of Fame, twenty‐four outstanding ge nealogists
have been recognized for their contributions. The 2012 honoree will join this select group of
distinguished members. This year’s selection, and the society that honored the nominee,
will be feted at the 2012 NGS Family History
Conference to be held in
9-12 May 2012. Nominations for election to the Hall of Fame are made by ge Cincinnati, Ohio nealogical
societies and historical societies throughout the . United
Guidelines for nominations:
- A nominee must have been actively engaged in ge
nealogy in the for at least ten years, must have been deceased for at least five years at the time of nomination, and must have made contributions to the field of ge United States nealogy judged to be of lasting significance in ways that were unique, pioneering, or exemplary.
- The National Ge
nealogy Hall of Fame is an educational project in which the entire ge nealogical community is invited to participate. Affiliation with the National Ge nealogical Society is not required.
The National Ge
Hall of Fame Committee elects one person to the Hall of Fame annually. Those
elected are permanently commemorated in the Hall of Fame at Society
headquarters, . Arlington, Virginia