Shirley Hodges was presented with the 2008 Library of Michigan Genealogy Appreciation Award at the 2008 Abrams Genealogy Seminar in July at the Library of Michigan.
Shirley has been actively doing genealogical research since 1967. She has taught family history classes and seminars in the United States and Canada since 1994 and has served as a guest lecturer for several college-level programs since the mid-1990s.
Although she has focused much of her research on tracing female ancestors, she covers a wide variety of topics aimed at both the novice and advanced genealogical researcher. Shirley is currently serving as the president of the Genealogical Speakers Guild. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society and numerous other state and local societies.
Details may be found at http://mich.gov/hal/0,1607,7-160-17449_18635-198329--,00.html.