Tuesday, 10 July 2012

FGS 2012 Youth Award

I've been asked to share some news of an American initiative which may be of interest to relevant parties in the British Isles. The Texas based Federation of Genealogical Societies (http://fgs.org) is running an award scheme for the most noteworthy under 18s contribution to a family history society. Here's the announcement:

The FGS Outreach Committee is accepting nominations for The FGS 2012 Youth Award, which honours volunteers under the age of 18 who have made a significant contribution to an FGS member society. The award will be presented during the opening sessions at the FGS Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. Award recipient will receive complimentary registration for the FGS 2012 Conference along with other prizes.

Nominees must be affiliated with an FGS member society and be eighteen or younger as of July 15, 2012. Nominations should be submitted via email to fgsoutreach@fgs.org by July 15, 2012 and include the following:

1. The society and contact information (include the society president and/or FGS delegate)
2. The youth’s name and contact information.
3. A brief description of the youth’s contribution to your society

The following groups are affiliated to the FGS on this side of the pond

United Kingdom
Federation of Family History Societies
Guild of One-Name Studies

Republic of Ireland
Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations
National Archives of Ireland

(With thanks to Emma Jolly @emmajolly)


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