2020 North Carolina Genealogical Society 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. Nominations are now open for this year and will be accepted until August 15th.

The new nomination form and criteria for judging and submissions are available online. We encourage you to nominate others or yourself. The Awards Ceremony may look a little different this year, but we will make sure our winners receive recognition including a plaque. https://www.ncgenealogy.org/awards/

We offer 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.

The Award for Excellence in Web Presence
Recognizes a group or an individual for a freely accessible website promoting North Carolina genealogy.

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.

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.

The Award for Outstanding Contribution to NCGS by a Member
Recognizes an individual whose work within the society has been outstanding.