Excellence in Genealogy and Local History Award

The Excellence in Genealogy and Local History Award is sponsored by the Genealogy and Local History Committee of Interest and is given annually to recognize and honor excellence in the field of genealogy and local history for Missouri libraries, repositories, and staff. The award seeks to encourage excellence in genealogical and local history research, patron assistance, exhibits, online resources, public programs, and other media.  Individual nominees must be employed by a Missouri library, but are not required to possess an MLS degree.  Institutional nominees must be a Missouri library.  Projects involving institutional collaboration will be considered, but must involve a Missouri library as a principal partner.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Application must demonstrate excellence in the field of genealogy
    and/or local history
  • Application must outline scope and significance of work being nominated
  • Work being nominated must have be completed within the past two (2) years

Nomination Form