About NCGS Awards

About NCGS Awards

Each year, the North Carolina Genealogical Society honors worthy individual and society endeavors in publishing and other contributions to North Carolina genealogy. Awards are presented at the NCGS Fall Workshop and Annual Meeting. The Awards Committee urges you to join the society in recognizing the labors of deserving individuals and societies by submitting a nomination this year. Nominations are accepted January 1st through August 15th each year for the following awards:

The Award for Excellence in Periodical Publishing

Given in two categories: newsletter and journal. In each category, this award recognizes an outstanding example of a periodical published by a local North Carolina genealogical society.

More information about the Award for Excellence in Periodical Publishing and a list of past winners.


The Award for Excellence in Web Presence

Recognizes a group or an individual for a freely accessible website promoting North Carolina genealogy.

More information about the Award for Excellence in Web Presence and a list of past winners.


The Award for Excellence in Publishing

Given in three distinct categories:

  1. a book, or a set of books, of abstracts or transcriptions of an original North Carolina record
  2. a publication relevant to North Carolina genealogy
  3. a book of family history relevant to North Carolina

The books must have been published within the eighteen months preceding the end of the nominating period.

More information about the Award for Excellence in Publishing and a list of past winners.


The Award for Outstanding Contribution to North Carolina Genealogy

Recognizes an individual whose longtime genealogical contributions have greatly enhanced the study of family history in North Carolina and the region.

More information about the Award for Outstanding Contribution to North Carolina Genealogy and a list of past winners.


The Award for Outstanding Contribution to NCGS by a Member

Recognizes an individual whose work within the society has been outstanding.

More information about the Award for Outstanding Contribution to NCGS by a Member and a list of past winners.

Award Nominations

Each submission requires a Nomination Form which should be mailed to:

NCGS Awards Committee
6300 Creedmoor Road, Suite 170 #323
Raleigh, North Carolina 27612

In order to ensure that your nomination is accepted for review, please review the Guidelines and follow carefully the procedures stated on the Nomination Form. If you have questions, contact us at awards@ncgenealogy.org.