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Service Awards

The Indiana Genealogical Society recognizes deserving individuals for their contributions and service, particularly contributions to genealogy in your area. Individuals are nominated by IGS members and fellow genealogists. The awards (which include $500 cash) are presented at the IGS annual conference in April. See a list of previous winners (PDF format).

Fill out the nomination form PDF format) and mail by January 15th to:

Honors & Awards Chair:
Curt Sylvester
11502 Pennet Run
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
Phone (260) 341-0815
E-mail impossibledream@comcast.net

Please explain in detail what the nominee has accomplished. If the nominee has compiled books, for example, please provide exact titles, dates of publication, etc.

Service to Local Counties

Distinguished County Genealogical Service

Awarded to an individual for ten or more years of service to the field of genealogy in a local area. The nominee does not have to be a member of IGS. Nomination is made by 2 IGS members.

Outstanding County Genealogical Contribution

Awarded to an individual for recognition of a singular, outstanding contribution to the field of genealogy in a local area. The nominee does not have to be a member of IGS. Nomination is made by 1 IGS member.

Service to the Society

Distinguished IGS Service Award
Given to an IGS member for five or more years of distinguished service to IGS. Nomination is made by 3 IGS members.

Outstanding IGS Contribution Award
Given to an IGS member in recognition of a singular service providing exceptional benefit to the Society. A person may be nominated for one project. The nominee must be an IGS member. Nomination must be made by at least three IGS members.

The Society's Highest Awards

The honor of a Fellow of the Indiana Genealogical Society may be bestowed for life upon a member of the Society:

The Willard Heiss Award may be bestowed upon an individual:

The Willard Heiss Award was established by the IGS Board of Directors to recognize those individuals whose lifetime contributions to Indiana genealogy merit association with those of Mr. Heiss, whose name for years was synonymous with Indiana genealogy at the national level. Heiss was a pioneer in record microfilming, newspaper column writer, journal editor abstractor of Quaker records, and organizer of genealogical seminars and conferences.




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