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Ohio Genealogical Society 2005 Book Award Winners
18 April 2005
Mansfield, Ohio--The Ohio Genealogical Society presented its annual book awards for 2004 at its annual luncheon on April 16 during its 2005 Conference in Akron, Ohio. The awards are presented each year to authors and publishers who create books of interest to genealogists and family historians. Seven books were honored at the 2005 conference.
The Simon Kenton Award for transcriptions of Ohio records was presented to Karen Miller Bennett, CGRS, who translated, compiled, and published Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chattanooga, Ohio, The First 75 years, 1855-1930.
The Salmon P. Chase Award for abstracts of Ohio records went to the Hardin County Genealogical Society, chapter of OGS, for its 2003 publication of Hardin County Birth Index 1908-1920, Vol. 1. It was compiled by Kathy Hines with the help of Cindy Fown.
The Henry Howe Award for best Ohio state, county or local history was awarded to William S. Snyder, for The Rattlesnake and The Ramsey: The History of the Lorain, Ashland & Southern Railroad, published in 2004 by Custaloga Press.
James Snow Jr. won the William H. & Benjamin Harrison Award for best Ohio-related family history. He wrote and published the Snow Family History and Genealogy -- 1500-2002 and Beyond.
Lida Flint Harshman Award for a book produced by a chapter or a special interest chapter group went to Richland County, Ohio Marriages: 1872-1900, compiled by Mohican Area Genealogists Interested in Computers. The publisher was the Richland Country Genealogical Society, OGS, 2004.
The book Linking Rings: William W. Durbin and the Magic and Mystery of America won the Governor Thomas Worthington Award for Ohio biography or collective biography. The author was James D. Robenalt, and the publisher was Kent State University Press.
Lenette S. Taylor won the Oliver Hazard Perry Award for Ohio-related military historical record for her book, The Supply For Tomorrow Must Not Fail: The Civil War of Captain Simon Perkins, Jr., a Union Quartermaster, published by Kent State University Press, 2004.
The Ohio Genealogical Society is the largest state genealogical society in the nation, with over 5000 members in 94 chapters around the state and elsewhere in the U.S. It publishes the OGS Quarterly, OGS Genealogy News, Ohio Records & Pioneer Families, and Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal.
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