Georgia Genealogical Society 2015 Annual Awards Luncheon

Georgia Genealogical Society- 2015 Awards Luncheon-

The Georgia Genealogical Society held their annual awards luncheon on December 12th at the Georgia Archives. The awards were presented followed by a catered lunch and an afternoon presentation on the Digital Archives of Georgia Historical Newspaper Digitization Project.

The following awards were presented:

Volunteer Award- Laura Williams Carter, of Athens, Ga, received the award in recognition of her contributions to the Society and for leading GGS efforts to bring IGHR to Georgia.

Elizabeth Haullbrook-Taylor Award- Beverly Roberts, of Evans, Ga., received this award in recognition of the volunteer time spent hosting the GGS webinars.

An Award of Recognition was presented to Faye Stone Poss, of Tucker, Ga., for her book, Winder in the News, Newspaper Accounts of Winder, Georgia 1893-1915

The Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Genealogy was presented to the Genealogy Society of Cobb County – Annually, this Society presents a free six week course with excellent instructors and a broad range of topics for the beginning genealogist. In addition, they hold monthly meeting with speakers and the Society provides speakers for other genealogy events in Georgia.

Donnie Summerlin, Digital Projects Archivist at the Digital Library of Georgia gave an informative presentation that included an overview of the digitization process, a tutorial on the technology and methods for getting the most out of the DLG websites for genealogical research and a preview of future Digital Library of Georgia projects. The Digital Library of Georgia is free and available to anyone with internet access- one of the best resources for Georgia researchers!