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OGS Honors Outstanding Chapters and Members at its 2005 Conference
Mansfield, Ohio--The Ohio Genealogical Society honored two chapters and two members for outstanding achievement in 2004 at its annual luncheon on April 16 during the 2005 Conference in Akron, Ohio.
Outstanding Chapter Award
This award is conferred for achievement during the 2004 program year in three or more of the following areas: 1. Variety of membership activities throughout the year. 2. Contribution of service to genealogical records preservation (i.e. cemetery preservation, publishing, newsletters, providing /assisting local libraries/repositories). 3. Genealogical education of members or of the general public through workshops, etc. 4. Inter/intra chapter-OGS-local historical society activities/relationships/communications.
For 2005, this award was conferred on Crawford County Genealogical Society, a chapter of OGS, for its activities during 2004. It was the second year in a row that the Crawford County chapter was honored with this award.
Outstanding OGS Chapter Officer Award
This award recognizes a person or persons who performed exemplary service to a chapter in the previous year. The 2005 award recognizes the work of Mary Fox, president, and Winnie Kleinklnecht, treasurer, of Crawford County Genealogical Society.
Outstanding OGS Chapter Volunteer
This award is presented to a chapter member in good standing who contributed service above and beyond the normal level of chapter activity. OGS recognized Mary Carabin, Huron County Chapter, OGS, for her extensive support of chapter activities during 2004.
Outstanding Chapter Webpage Award
A panel of judges reviewed OGS chapter websites that were linked to the OGS website at www.ogs.org and granted the Thomas A. Edison Award for the Best Chapter Web Site to Licking County Genealogical Society, a chapter of OGS, for its website, which can be accessed at http://lcgs.npls.org/
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.
For more information, contact OGS at (419) 756-7294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.