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Call for Awards Nominations

21 Jul 2023 6:46 AM | Phil Dreyer (Administrator)

The MGS Awards Committee invites nominations for MGS service and genealogy achievement awards that will be presented at the North Star Awards Banquet on the evening of Friday, October 27th.

Using the form at our Recognition page, simply write a few sentences telling the Committee why your nominee should be honored with one of the awards below. If you have trouble with the form, just send an email to the Awards Committee (

Anyone – both MGS members and non-members – may submit nominations. Nominations are due October 1, 2023.

Service Awards for MGS members

  • The Pat and Dorothy Chandler Award for exceptional and prolonged service to MGS.
  • The Unsung Hero Award for behind-the-scenes work that contributes to the efficient management and operation of MGS.
  • The Founders Award for visionary organizational leadership that sustains MGS and advances its mission.

Achievement Awards open to anyone in the broader Minnesota genealogy community – including MGS, it’s branches and partners – are eligible for three awards for genealogical achievement.

  • The Minnesota North Star Award for outstanding contributions to genealogical writing, research, or education.
  • The Minnesota Genealogy Pioneer Award for contributions to the development of Minnesota resources for genealogy and family history research.
  • The Minnesota Genealogy Ambassador Award for representing Minnesota on the national genealogy scene and bringing honor to Minnesota genealogy.

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