The following is an announcement from the Society of Genealogists in London:
New Fellows of the Society of Genealogists
Jean Audrey Cole was nominated and elected for the following services:
Jean's transcription work is too numerous to list but includes many Miscellany of Bastardy records, Coroners reports and inquisitions, Bishops Transcripts, Freemasons Indexes and Poor Laws.
She has published many genealogical works (some in conjunction with others) all aimed at helping genealogists including; Tracing your family history, Coroners Inquest Records and Marlborough ale and beer house licences. Jean also wrote in the Questions and Answers column for Family Tree Magazine from 1985 to 2005 answering some 2,000 readers questions.
Jean has always been a popular speaker on the Genealogy circuit and has been a keynote speaker in Canada.
Jean is a Vice-President of Wiltshire FHS and an honorary Member of the Wroughton History Group and is an excellent ambassador for Genealogy.
John Hanson was elected for the following services:
John spreads Genealogy to many people by the lectures he gives and the advice he gives at Family History Fairs.
He assists the Society of Genealogists by active involvement on its Education, Executive and Operations Committee (of which he is currently Chair). His assistance on IT is invaluable to the Society.
He also helps organise many conferences and seminars with both the Guild of One-Name Studies and the Society. He was until recently the Data Processing Manager for the Guild of One-Name Studies and served on its Committees.
He has voluntarily processed hundreds of thousands of records that were in a non-standard format so they could be included in the National Burial Index and often processes data for other societies.
John also writes many articles for the various Family History magazines.
Pamela Palgrave was elected for the following services:
Her many genealogical transcriptions including co-ordinating the Suffolk Marriage Index (16 volumes to date), the Cambridgeshire Protestation Returns, the Clockmakers Index and the 1851 Census for Doncaster.
Pamela has assisted at many Family History Fairs and Conferences with advice for Genealogists and has researched for over thirty years for other genealogists in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk and Norfolk.
She has provided long service to the cause of Family History including committee work in Doncaster, Norfolk and Suffolk.