The following is an announcement from the U.S. National Genealogical Society:
The National Genealogical Society based in Arlington, Virginia, is pleased to announce the winner of the annual * $1,000 NGS Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship. *The Filby Award is named for the late P. William Filby, formerly the Director of the Maryland Historical Society and the author of many of the core genealogical reference tools that genealogists have relied on for decades. The Award was created and first presented at the annual 1999 NGS Conference in the States. It is currently being sponsored by ProQuest.
The 2006 Filby Award was presented to Eric Grundsett, MLS, Library Director, Daughters of the American Revolution Library. Eric joined the staff of NSDAR as Library Director in 1983 and has worked to make the library more user friendly and the patron experience an enjoyable and profitable one. An avid genealogist, he has published eleven books including /Research in Virginia/ for the National Genealogical Society, /African American and American Indian Patriots of the Revolutionary War/(2001) and with Steven B. Rhodes /Genealogical Research at the DAR, Washington, D.C., 2^nd edition /(2004).
A former board member and vice president of the National Genealogical Society, he has also served as a board member and president of the Virginia Genealogical Society, and as program chair of the 1990 and 1993 National Genealogical Society’s Conference in the States. His efforts to expand and improve the collection at the DAR library have helped make it one of the premier family history research institutions in the East and enabled numerous family history researchers to expand their family history.