Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Family History Journal Honored

2006 is the year of the awards for the Indiana Historical Society’s journal The Hoosier Genealogist. In June two THG authors won awards in the published articles category of the 2006 Excellence-in-Writing Competition sponsored by the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. Mary Blair Immel won third place for “Boone County’s ‘Kansas Colony’” (spring 2005). Peter Sleeth won first place for “The Underground Railroad and the Marshall Family of Economy, Indiana” (fall 2005).

The American Association of State and Local History announced in June that THG will be the recipient of an Award of Merit at its fall 2006 awards banquet.

The Award of Merit is one of the AASLH’s three Leadership in History Awards given to organizations and individuals to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history. Through its awards program, the AASLH encourages standards of excellence in historic endeavors throughout North America.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have read this book and it would make a perfect Christmas gift:

It tells of Mr. Reed’s experiences as a fireman on the Evansville , Indianapolis and Terre Haute railroad line of the New York Central Railroad.

Deborah Atwood

THANKS and Happy Holidays