Jan Gow is a very active genealogy teacher, lecturer, and writer in New Zealand. She has been mentioned dozens of times in this newsletter (see http://goo.gl/17lTi for past newsletter articles about her). Now Jan has been awarded the Queen’s Service Medal "For services to genealogical research." She is now authorized to use the letters "QSM" after her name.
You can find the listing of new recipients of the Queen’s Service Medal at at
More information about the award may be found on the New Zealand government's web site at http://www.dpmc.govt.nz/honours/overview/qso and in Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen%27s_Service_Order
Let's all offer our congratulations to Jan Gow, QSM.
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