11 May 2010

NGS Awards: The complete list of honorees

The National Genealogical Society presented several awards to individuals in recognition of their contributions to the NGS or to the field of genealogy.

For more on each award and the honorees, click here for the NGS UpFront Blog post.

Three individuals received the President's Citation:

-- Peter Broadbent, in appreciation of his two terms on the NGS Board of Directors, assisting with the sale of Glebe House, for his work on Amending and Restating the Articles of Incorporation and ByLaws, and for his wise counsel on numerous issues which came before the board.

-- Connie Lenzen, CG, who has served two terms on the NGS Board, for her leadership as Chair of the Education Committee.

-- Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, for her ongoing promotion of genealogical events and broad support of the genealogical community as a whole.

The Award of Excellence: Genealogical Methods & Sources: Schelly Talalay Dardashti for her article in Family Tree Magazine (September 2009), "Ties That Bind: Jewish Research Strategies." The award is given to an individual or nonprofit organization for a specific, significant single contribution in the form of a book, an article, or a series of articles published during the past three years that discusses genealogical methods and sources and serves to foster scholarship and/or otherwise advances or promotes excellence in genealogy.

The NGSQ Award for Excellence:  Rachal Mills Lennon, CG, for her article “Jonathan Turner- More Than a Name: A Carolina Case Study in Dissecting Records,” which appeared in NGSQ (March 2009). It is given each year for a specific, significant, single contribution in the form of an article or series of articles that serves to foster scholarship and/or advances or promotes excellence in genealogy.

The Family History Writing Contest Award: Patrick Quigley from Ponco Pines, Pennsylvania, and his entry was titled, "The Quigley Family Searches for the American Dream." Contestants must compile a three- or four-generation family history. The  winner receives an expense-paid trip to the next NGS Family History Conference and possible publication in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.

The Home Study Scholarship: Terri Hildreth of Madison, Alabama. It is given to encourage those pursuing a career in genealogy.

I am especially indebted to NGS for contributing to awareness of Jewish genealogy research through the Award of Excellence this year.


  1. Anonymous10:12 AM

    Congratulations, Schelly!
    -- David, Washington DC

  2. Congratulations Schelly! A well deserved honor for you.

  3. Mark Halpern2:54 PM

    Mazel Tov!! Well deserved. Keep up the good work. Love TTT.