Nominations are open for the 2015 Society of Genealogists’ Certificate of Recognition

Certificate of Recognition

This award was introduced in 2013 for exceptional contributions to genealogy by individuals and institutions. Nominees may be from around the world and do not need to be members of the Society.

Members are now invited to nominate an individual or organisation for the 2015 awards. Forms are available from the Chief Executive, e-mail: Electronic communication is preferable but not essential. The deadline for applications is 9th January 2015; completed forms must be returned by 6th February 2015. Only one nomination per member is permitted. The proposer must identify the nominee at the time of applying for the form to avoid unnecessary duplication.

Successful recipients will be announced in mid-2015.

Previous Recipients:


Rosemary Cleaver - for her continuous back-room contributions to all aspects of the West Surrey Family History Society over many years

Dick Eastman - for having the vision to promote family history through the CompuServe Genealogy Forum and by founding and maintaining the daily Eastman’s OnLine Genealogy Newsletter

Hugh Kearsey - for actively ensuring a wider availability of materials enabling others to pursue family history in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire

Archiwum Państwowe w Przemyślu (The Polish Archive of Przemyślu) -  in recognition of outstanding maintenance of local family records, particularly appertaining to Akcja Wisła (Operation Vistula), and in the efforts to making them accessible to researchers from far and wide


Maureen Selley - for ongoing dedication in ensuring that family history maintains a high profile within the County of Devon

Jenny Bradley - for devotion to the village of Slaidburn, its Archive, and the preservation and availability of its family history materials


see Else's news item of 5.9.2013 for more details

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