Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

WHS/WSGS Family History Book Award

Genealogy-Family History Book Award
 
The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society invite nominations of published genealogies detailing the history of Wisconsin families.  One award will be given each year. 
 
Eligibility requirements:
  • Genealogy must have been published in the calendar year preceding the award
  • Genealogy must have been published in at least 25 copies
  • Genealogy must be at least 50 pages long
  • Genealogy must cover more than one generation
  • Genealogy must show substantial Wisconsin interest or connection
 
Award Criteria:
  • The quality and depth of research and documentation (inclusion of more than just names, dates and places)
  • Accounts should include activities, achievements and personalities of individuals described
  • Attractiveness of presentation and ease of use (do the illustrations, table of contents, index, tables, etc., contribute to the quality of presentation?)
 
Due Date:   March 15 of each year (postmarked or delivered)
 
How to Apply:
 
Nominations must be submitted on the Nomination Form.  One copy of the book nominated should accompany the nomination form.  Self-nomination is permitted.
 
Books submitted will be retained for the collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society if a copy is not already in its library.  Note:  If a copy of the book is already in the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society Library, indicate that fact on the nomination form; it is not necessary to send a second copy.
 
Send applications to:
 
Wisconsin Historical Society
Attention:  Lori Bessler
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706-1482
 
Contact:
 
For more information, contact Lori Bessler at Lori.Bessler@wisconsinhistory.org or call 608-264-6519.  You may also visit http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=N:4294963828-4294963805&dsRecordDetails=R:CS3614 to review this information.  
 
Awards are initially reviewed by a committee of judges appointed by the two societies, and then approved by the Awards Committee of the Board of Curators.  The presentation of the award will be made at a time and location convenient to the recipient.  Books published by the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society are not eligible to receive awards.
 
Book Award Winners
 
1990
La Vern F Pitman
The Family of John and Deborah (Flick) Meyers
1991
John Edward Armstrong
An Armstrong Ancestry
1992
Mary Jane Johnson
 Descendants of Chrisian Friedrich Seefeld: A History of His Children Who Emigrated to America from Pomerania and Their Families
1993
Edna D Pieper Cherney
Pieper Footsteps
1994
Linda Berg Stafford
Tangney and Day Families of Adams County, Wisconsin
1995
Alice Back Palmer
Our Dutch Heritage: Family Back
1996
Rosemary Ruth Rick
John Rick (1852-1924) Wausau, Wisconsin and His Family
1997
Robert J & Rita Fralish Mitchell
The Fralish Genealogy: The Descendants of Christopher Frohlich and Agnes Pokorna
1998
Merlin E Horn
Heritage of Pioneer Farmers: A History of the Horn and Koch Families from Northern Germany to Shawano County, Wisconsin
1999
Donald & Sylvia Green
The Descendants of William McCain, 1781-1998
2000
Gloria Bailey Jackson
John Goddard of Northeastern Wisconsin: Ancestors and Descendants
2001
Ronald & Maureen F Giese
The Johann Christian David Wolfgram Family
2002
Helen E Brieske, CG
Lars and Martha Larson from Valdres Valley, Norway to Vernon County, Wisconsin
2003
Ronald L Giese
The August Ferdinand Windau Family: With Related Familly Groups by Nack, Paster and Smewing; and Albert, Charles, Emma, Frederick and Louis Windau
2004
NO AWARD GIVEN
 
2005
Philip H Hasheider
The Ancestry and Descendants of Alpheus and Sally Copeland Bass
2006
Gene Hill
Julius Heisinger, Artist: A Ninteenth Century Portrait, His Art and His Family in the Kingdom of Saxony and Wisconsin
2007
Rachel (Sherf) Levine
Scherf:  Christian Andreas Sherf Family, Including his Twin Wilhelm
2008
Rick Hagen
Descendants of Joseph and Catherine Miller of New Berlin, Wisconsin
2009
John McCallum
The Clan McCallum, books, 5-7
2010
Marion C Groulik
The Peter Sura Family Quilt: Sunshine and Shadows
2011
Judy Best Boykin
Our Best Family-The Descendants of John and Sarah Best, 1800-2010
2012
Helen Stoltz-Wood
From Denmark to Wisconsin: One Family-Two Ships, 1641-2011
2013
Philip and Mary Kathleen Hasheider
The Michael and Caroline Bremel Family of Wisconsin: Their Ancestors and Descendants, 1779-2012
2014
Philip H Hasheider
The Loerpabel Connection: From Germany to Wisconsin and Across American (1745-2013)
2015 Ken Kraemer Wisconsin Kraemers, volume 2