Tuesday, May 11, 2010


The Missouri State Genealogical Association (MoSGA) is asking your assistance in recognizing individuals or institutions in your area who have made significant contributions to the field of genealogy / family history or rendered significant contributions, effort, or service to MoSGA. MoSGA’s Awards Committee is seeking recommendations for individuals or institutions to be considered for an award in one of the two following categories:

1. Award of Merit – Presented to an individual, group, organization or institution in recognition of meritorious service or distinguished work in genealogy and/or family history for which no compensation was received (i.e., on a “volunteer” basis).
2. Certificate of Appreciation – Presented to an individual, group, organization or institution expressing thanks officially for compensated (i.e., “paid”) duties performed in an exemplary and outstanding manner. You do not have to be a MoSGA member to recommend an individual or institution for an award, nor does the nominee have to be a MoSGA member to receive an award. As much as we would like to, MoSGA cannot reward every nominee. Therefore, we will gladly re-consider nominations for individuals or institutions previously recommended who have not received a MoSGA award.

MoSGA’s 2010 Annual Conference will be held August 13 and 14, 2010, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City, Missouri. Awards will be presented at the awards banquet Friday evening, August 13. Recipients need not be present at the awards program to receive an award.

Award recommendations must include the name and address of the individual, organization, or institution and be accompanied by a written statement giving specific reasons the individual, organization or institution is being nominated.

Please send your nomination(s) to the Awards Committee, care of MoSGA, at P.O. Box 833, Columbia, MO 65205-0833. The deadline for receipt of nominations is June 1, 2010.

MoSGA website

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