The MGS Awards Committee invites nominations for MGS service and achievement awards that will be presented at the North Star Awards Banquet on the evening of Friday, October 1.
MGS members are eligible for three awards recognizing volunteer service to MGS.
Both MGS members and members of the broader Minnesota genealogy community – including MGS branches and partners – are eligible for three awards for genealogical achievement.
Making a nomination is easy.
Using the form to the right, simply write a few sentences telling the Committee why your nominee should be honored. If you have trouble with the form, just send an email to the Awards Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Anyone – both MGS members and non-members – may submit nominations. Nominations are due August 31.
The Minnesota Genealogical Society has a variety of annual awards for the purpose of recognizing the efforts of our volunteers in six categories. Recipients of the first three must be members of the Society. Other awards are open to any qualifying individual. Nominations are collected starting in mid-Summer. The Winners are presented with their awards at the annual North Star Conference in the Fall.
|Chandler Award||Unsung Hero Award||Founders Award||Pioneer Award||North Star Award||Ambassador Award|
|2020||Rick Rusinak||Barb Minor||Jan-Marie McCabe||Joel Watne||Robert Johnson||Elizabeth Gomoll|
|2019||Kristie Strum||Walker MacBeath||Winnie Fernstrom||Karen Finne||Heather Mullen||Joanne Sher|
|2018||Melva Cain||Bert Jones||Linda Westrom||Frederick L. Johnson||Vicki Young Albu||Valerie Eichler Lair|
|2017||Bob Rowe||Barb Fonkert||J. H. Fonkert||Paula Stuart-Warren||Elizabeth Gomoll|| Kim Ashford|
|2016||John Schade||Frances Hillier||Alfred Dahlquist||Ann Eccles||Sandy Thalman|
|2015||Sandy Stadtherr||Jack Bergerson||David Inman||Susan Hunter Weir|
|2014||Arlene Fenning||Bob Rowe||Jere Mackin||JoEllen Haugo||Rosemary Riffenach||Linda Coffin|
|2013||Bergetta Monroe||Rick Rusinak||Lois Mackin||Duane Swanson||Sue Kratsch||Jennifer de Fiebre|
|2012||Sheila Northrop||Valerie Morrison||Terry Kita||Debra Richardson||J. H. Fonkert||Paula Stuart-Warren|
|2011||Beth Mullinax||Sandy Stadtherr||Mary Wickersham||Jennifer de Fiebre||Lois Mackin||J. H. Fonkert|
|2010||Margie Deutsch||MGS Technology|
|Erv Chorn||John & Jan Dalby||Cathi Weber||Alice Eicholz|
|2009||Dixie Hansen||Jim Robasse||John Schade||Kathryn Otto||Tom Rice||Harold Hinds, Jr.|
|2008||Kathy Lund||Gerald Maher||Robin Panlener||Mary Bakeman||Darlene Joyce||Paula Stuart-Warren|