The 2007 Donald Lines Jacobus Award has been presented to Alvy Ray Smith for his Elder Bethuel Riggs of Morris County, New Jersey, published by the Newbury Street Press. The first of several projected volumes on the Riggs family, this book has a preface explaining Mr. Smith’s use of DNA. For a review, see the upcoming October 2007 issue of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register.
The Jacobus Award was established in 1972 to encourage sound scholarship in genealogical writing. It is presented to a model genealogical work published within the previous five years. A list of books receiving the award in previous years appears on the American Society of Genealogists website, www.fasg.org. Anyone planning to publish their own research, especially as a compiled genealogy or family history, would do well to study the format and content of several of these works.
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