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Did You Know? ISGS Honors and Awards

The Volkel Hall of Fame is on display at the Illinois State Archives in Springfield.

DID YOU KNOW that the ISGS Honors and Awards Committee is always looking for nominees who have made significant contributions to Illinois genealogy?  
ISGS offers several award categories, including:
  • Community Service Award: This award may be given to an individual, company, or institution for service or contributions to genealogy. Nominations may be made by local genealogical or historical societies.
  • Special Recognition Award: This award may be given to an individual for the promotion of genealogy in general or for having been a major influence toward the success of the nominating organization. Nominations may be made by local societies.
  • Youth Award: Students are eligible for this award for a genealogical project. Nominations may be made on the suggestion of a teacher, advisor, or local society.
  • Distinguished Service Award: A national figure may be honored for exceptional contributions or service to genealogy.
  • Individual Writers Award: A writer or co-writers who made a significant contribution to genealogy through an article of exceptional merit published in the ISGS Quarterly during the past year is/are eligible for this award. Nominations will be made by the Editorial Board of the ISGS Quarterly.
  • Volkel Memorial Awards:  Named for ISGS founder, Lowell M. Volkel, the Volkel Medal of Honor and the Volkel Hall of Fame awards are presented in alternate years to recognize exemplary contributions to the field of genealogy. The Medal of Honor is awarded in even-numbered years and the Hall of Fame in odd-numbered years. Nominations may be made by local genealogical societies.
The ISGS Governing Board issues Honors and Awards annually to those who have volunteered their time and talents to furthering genealogy in Illinois. The Honors and Awards are usually presented at the ISGS Fall Conference Luncheon. 
We need YOUR HELP to identify local genealogy heroes in your area who deserve to be recognized! Click HERE to learn more about the ISGS Honors and Awards, and Click HERE to see past Honors and Awards recipients.
Don't delay, nominate someone today!

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