For more than twenty years, the National Genealogical Society has administered a program to honor our predecessors who made significant contributions to the field of American genealogy. We invite societies to submit a nomination of someone who meets the criteria set for this competition. For a list of those honored since 1986, go to the NGS Web site at www.ngsgenealogy.org/comhallmembers.cfm. To learn more about each honoree click on the names.
Nominations for the National Genealogy Hall of Fame must be made by societies or similar organizations. The nominees must have been deceased for at least five years and have been actively engaged in the field of genealogy in the United States for at least ten years. Nominees' contributions should be unique, pioneering, or exemplary. For example, they might have authored books or articles that added significantly to the body of published work on American families, or that made significant corrections to previously published works, and/or that serve as models of genealogical research and writing made genealogical source records more readily available to the public by preserving, transcribing, translating, abstracting, indexing, and/or publishing such records shared with others knowledge of genealogical research methods and sources through teaching and lecturing and/or publication of educational materials contributed time, labor, and leadership to a genealogical organization or a genealogical periodical publication, thus enabling that organization or publication to make significant contributions to the field of genealogy in the United States
Nominations are due 1 March 2007 and must be made and signed by a society officer on an official nomination form that is available on the NGS Web site at www.ngsgenealogy.org/comhall.cfm, or by writing to National Genealogy Hall of Fame, 3108 Columbia Pike Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22204-4304. Please enclose a 5" x 7" or larger photo that can be used if your candidate is selected.