NCGS Awards, 2000
On Saturday, November 4, 2000, during the NCGS Annual Meeting in Raleigh, The North Carolina Genealogical Society announced its awards for the year. Beverly Tetterton, President, presented the awards to the recipients as Elliott R. Futrell, 1st. Vice President of the Society and NCGS Awards Committee Chairman made the announcements.
THE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLISHING for a single book of abstracts or transcriptions of original North Carolina primary source material:
John A. Brayton of Memphis, TN for his book, By a Line of Marked Trees. Mr. Brayton combined what had once been a three-volume set on Currituck County into a now one volume and did an excellent job on metes and bounds.
THE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLISHING for a set or series of abstracts or transcriptions of original North Carolina primary source material:
Irene and Russell Black of Statesville, NC for their seven volume set on Iredell County, North Carolina Cemeteries. The Black’s did an outstanding job on the manner of their presentation and abstractions in their volume.
THE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PERIODICAL PUBLISHING for a periodical published by a local North Carolina society:
The Wake County Genealogical Society whose majority of members are non-natives of Wake County. They published a journal quarterly called Wake Treasures, which was edited by the Chairman of the Editor Committee, Madlyn Jamison of Raleigh, NC.
THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO NORTH CAROLINA FAMILY HISTORY for a published genealogy of a North Carolina family:
George W. Willcox of Wilmington, NC on his book, A History of the House in the Horseshoe. Mr. Willcox wrote about a house in the deep river area of Moore County and Harnett County, and the family that lived in the house. He then included the neighbors and their families.
THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO NORTH CAROLINA GENEALOGY for an individual whose outstanding genealogical contributions have greatly enhanced the family history of North Carolina. The genealogical contributions may be regional:
Leonard F. Dean of Raleigh, NC who went beyond the call of research to prove family connections for this book, Hobgood Family of Granville County, North Carolina before 1850, Volume I.
THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO NORTH CAROLINA GENEALOGY for a group (organization, society, institution, etc.) whose outstanding genealogical contributions have greatly enhanced the family history of North Carolina. The genealogical contributions may be regional:
Ransom McBride for his Lifetime Contribution to North Carolina Genealogy. He is a charter member and even though he is a former editor of the NCGS Journal, he contributes more than any other member of NCGS to the Journal.
THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO NCGS BY A MEMBER for an individual whose work within the Society has been outstanding:
Mrs. Lee Albright of Raleigh. She retired this year as a supervisor of the genealogy section of North Carolina Archives. Mrs. Albright is a charter member and gave a number of lectures over the years at our workshops. She has helped a tremendous amount of people research their families and anytime you pose a question to her on where to locate a person in genealogy, her first question back to you is, "Have you done your census work?"