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.