Missouri State Genealogical Association recognizes individuals, groups and organizations that have put
forth that extra effort to support genealogical research, activities, and publications in the Show-Me State.
We are asking local genealogical and historical societies and libraries in Missouri to assist us in identifying those who should be candidates for special recognition. Neither submitters nor nominees need be members of MoSGA.
How to make an Award Nomination: DEADLINE is June 1, 2013
Submit the name and address of the individual or group.
Include a brief summary of their accomplishments
Send your nominations to:
PO Box 833
Columbia, MO 65205-0833 or e-mail to Awards Chairman, click here:
Nominations will be accepted for 2013 for:
AWARDS OF MERIT: Presented for particularly outstanding achievements by volunteers or persons not financially compensated for their efforts. For example, nominees for Awards of Merit might be local societies and their officers, or diligent researchers, compilers and authors.
CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION: Awarded to salute those professionals who, although paid for their efforts, consistently give more than required or expected. Nominees for Certificates of Appreciation could include repositories, librarians, archivists, or governmental employees and officials.
Award Recipients will be recognized and honored at the annual MoSGA Conference Awards Luncheon. Attendance is not required to receive the award, but we do hope all those selected for these special honors will make every effort to be present.
Note: Not all nominees will receive awards, as we generally present three or four in each category, but all will receive careful consideration. If a past nominee did not receive an award, please feel free to re-submit the nomination for consideration
2012 Award Recipients
Below left: Rob Taylor, Columbia, received the President's Award. Below right: Pictured from left to right, Kenneth Klamm [Award of Merit] Stephanie Carter [Certificate of Appreciation] and Maribeth DeHaven [Award of Merit].
PRESIDENT'S AWARD: Rob Taylor, MoSGA Board Member. Rob has helped the association in many ways and most importantly stepped in and published three issues of the Journal after we were left without an editor for several months. He went above and beyond to ensure members received all issues that year.
AWARD of MERIT:
· Mary Bean Cunningham, Webster County Historical Society, Webster County - Ms. Cunningham has compiled several volumes of cemetery transcriptions,census records, and mortality schedules for Webster County. She has also assisted many individuals with Webster County research.
· Maribeth DeHaven, Putnam County Genealogical Society, Putnam County Historical Society, Putnam County - Ms. DeHaven serves Putnam County by spending one day each week compiling articles and preparing books for the historical society. She also schedules monthly speakers or provides a program and helps with many other duties.
· Kenneth R. Klamm, Platte County Historical and Genealogical Society, Platte County - Mr. Klamm has served in many roles for the Platte County Historical and Genealogical Society and is presently editor of their society publication. He has researched many topics for the publication, which is published three times a year.
· Wilma Lathrop, Cedar and Vernon County MO Genealogical Society, Cedar and Vernon Counties - Ms. Lathrop has spent many years abstracting and indexing public records. She has also provided many historical and genealogical books to local libraries.
· Lois Goddard LeDure, Commerce Historical and Genealogical Society, Scott County - Ms. LeDure is co-editor of the newsletter and a curator of the museum. She has put together 6 books on newspaper articles from the local area.
· James Symmonds, Osage County Historical Society, Osage County - Mr. Symmonds has focused on providing a safe environment for genealogical materials in Linn county. He designed and put into action the plan to house the archives of the Osage County Historical Society.
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION:
· Stephanie Carter, Carroll County Genealogical Association, Carroll County. Ms. Carter has served as editor of the quarterly, Roots, for the Carroll County Genealogical Association for a number of years. Members supply most of the information while Stephanie spends many hours compiling and then formatting the quarterly while also performing other duties.
· James R. Baker Jr., Columbus, Ohio - Mr. Baker manages webpages that consist of his research from over 5 decades of work. He has 800 sub pages devoted to genealogical research and a great deal concerns Missouri, specifically Barton, Cedar, Johnson, Lincoln and Vernon counties. He has extracted information from the Missouri Provost Marshal rolls and has assisted many with their research. Mr. Baker's library of resources allow him to share a great deal of material, however, he's been researching for so long he knows most of it by heart.