The Guild of One-Name Studies has set up a Fellowship Scheme in order to recognise those Guild members considered especially worthy of honour, either because of their level of expertise in genealogy and one-name studies, or for their contribution to the running of the Guild - or both.
In keeping with the concept of a Guild, each individual recognised in this manner will be known as a Master Craftsman of the Guild (MCG). This is the first year in which this award has been given, based on nominations by Guild members and a voting process carried out by the Guild Trustees.
The Chairman of the Guild of One-Name Studies (Peter Hagger) will be announcing the first recipients of the Guild Fellowship and the title Master Craftsman of the Guild of One Name Studies. The presentation of the award took place at the Guild of One-Name Studies AGM/Conference at the Oxford Belfry Hotel, Milton Common, Oxfordshire on Saturday morning 10th April 2010.
In alphabetical order, the recipients of the award were:
Well known as the main public face of the Guild as the Bookstall Manager; pioneered Cardinal Points; wealth of genealogical knowledge, particularly concerning London.
Provided a good deal of support for Guild members undertaking DNA studies; very knowledgeable person regarding DNA; acted as advisor to the Guild Committee;
Nominated for his level of expertise in genealogy and one-name studies; has been a contributor to the Guild Wiki; always offers help and advice on the Guild Forum
Instrumental in the development of the Guild website; developed parts of the Guild web site including the archive and membership database; pioneered Guild profiles.
A founder member of the Guild; held office since 1981; Guild president since 1988; probably the most respected member of the Guild community ; expert on one name studies
DNA expert who has had two books published on the subject,; lectures extensively on the topic; an active Guild member; always tries to publicise the Guild in his talks and articles; always willing to help Guild members.
Long serving committee member; always willing to take on jobs few people would want; an unsung hero of the Guild; the public voice of the Guild as the Guild’s front desk manager; assists members to use Guild facilities online.
Editor of the Guild Journal for 10 years; totally transformed the Guild Journal by exploiting his own journalistic skills; set a standard for family history journals in general; acclaimed by the Elizabeth Simpson Award.
Pioneer and founding member of the Guild; Editor of the Journal in 1984; the first Guild Chairman; first President of the Federation of Family History Societies; expert in military history related to Family History.
Chairman in the early part of this millennium; Previous Committee member; Production Manger; Chairman of the Marketing Sub Committee; extremely knowledgeable on one-name studies; always willing to help others.
Chairman with the Guild from 2005 to 2009; moved the Guild forward on many fronts; used his excellent technical knowledge of Genealogy and Technology to the advantage of the Guild; an excellent ambassador of the Guild.