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
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
La Vern F Pitman
The Family of John and Deborah (Flick) Meyers
John Edward Armstrong
An Armstrong Ancestry
Mary Jane Johnson
 Descendants of Chrisian Friedrich Seefeld: A History of His Children Who Emigrated to America from Pomerania and Their Families
Edna D Pieper Cherney
Pieper Footsteps
Linda Berg Stafford
Tangney and Day Families of Adams County, Wisconsin
Alice Back Palmer
Our Dutch Heritage: Family Back
Rosemary Ruth Rick
John Rick (1852-1924) Wausau, Wisconsin and His Family
Robert J & Rita Fralish Mitchell
The Fralish Genealogy: The Descendants of Christopher Frohlich and Agnes Pokorna
Merlin E Horn
Heritage of Pioneer Farmers: A History of the Horn and Koch Families from Northern Germany to Shawano County, Wisconsin
Donald & Sylvia Green
The Descendants of William McCain, 1781-1998
Gloria Bailey Jackson
John Goddard of Northeastern Wisconsin: Ancestors and Descendants
Ronald & Maureen F Giese
The Johann Christian David Wolfgram Family
Helen E Brieske, CG
Lars and Martha Larson from Valdres Valley, Norway to Vernon County, Wisconsin
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
Philip H Hasheider
The Ancestry and Descendants of Alpheus and Sally Copeland Bass
Gene Hill
Julius Heisinger, Artist: A Ninteenth Century Portrait, His Art and His Family in the Kingdom of Saxony and Wisconsin
Rachel (Sherf) Levine
Scherf:  Christian Andreas Sherf Family, Including his Twin Wilhelm
Rick Hagen
Descendants of Joseph and Catherine Miller of New Berlin, Wisconsin
John McCallum
The Clan McCallum, books, 5-7
Marion C Groulik
The Peter Sura Family Quilt: Sunshine and Shadows
Judy Best Boykin
Our Best Family-The Descendants of John and Sarah Best, 1800-2010
Helen Stoltz-Wood
From Denmark to Wisconsin: One Family-Two Ships, 1641-2011
Philip and Mary Kathleen Hasheider
The Michael and Caroline Bremel Family of Wisconsin: Their Ancestors and Descendants, 1779-2012
Philip H. Hasheider
The Loerpabel Connection: From Germany to Wisconsin and Across America (1745-2013)
2016 Kenneth L. Kraemer Wisconsin Kraemers - In the Old World of Bavaria, The Kraemer Series, Volume 2
2017 Katherine L. Kemnitz Three John Chamberlains and Cornelius Atherton: A Chamberlain Descendant's Search for Her Roots Through the Line of William Chamberlain of Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts