The Missouri State Genealogical Association (MoSGA) recognizes individuals, groups and organizations that have put forth extra effort to support genealogical research, activities, and publications in the Show-Me State. The 2017 awards were presented August 5th during the Awards Luncheon of the MoSGA Annual Conference held in Columbia, Missouri at Stoney Creek Hotel &Conference Center. The awards were presented by MoSGA Board Member Jenna Mills.
Director’s Award - For distinguished service over an extended period of time in support of genealogy and exceptional contributions to the field with extra effort to promote goodwill and improve service. Awarded at the discretion of the Awards Committee. The 2017 recipient is Lana Smith of Stanberry, Missouri.
Certificate of Appreciation – Presented to an individual, group, organization or institution, expressing thanks officially for compensated duties related to Missouri genealogy and/or family history performed in an exemplary and outstanding manner. The 2017 recipient is Dan Lilienkamp of St. Louis, Missouri.
Award of Merit – Presented to an individual, group, organization or institution in recognition of meritorious service or distinguished work in Missouri genealogy and/or family history for which no compensation was received. The 2017 recipient is Paul Barker of Springfield, Missouri. (Mr. Barker was not present at the luncheon)