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Ohio Genealogical Society 2006 Book Award Winners
30 April 2006
Mansfield, Ohio--The Ohio Genealogical Society presented its annual book awards for 2005 at its annual business luncheon on April 29 during its 2006 Conference in Toledo. The awards are presented each year to authors and publishers who create books of interest to genealogists and family historians. Ten books were honored at this year's conference.
The Simon Kenton Award for transcriptions of Ohio records was awarded for two books. The Lorain County Chapter OGS compiled and published Lorain County Probate Birth Records, VI 1867 - June 1872. The Morrow County Chapter, OGS compiled and published Morrow County Death Records, Volume 1.
The Salmon P. Chase Award for abstracts of Ohio records went to the Richland County Chapter, OGS for its publication Reconstructed Infirmary Records, Richland County, Ohio 1845-1955. It was edited by Jan Purvis. The award also went to the Morrow County Chapter, OGS for Morrow County Births, Volume 2.
The Richland County Chapter, OGS won the U. S. Grant Award for finding/research aids for its book Richland County, Ohio Cemeteries: Springfield Township.
The Henry Howe Award for best Ohio state, county or local history was awarded to James Badal for Twilight of Innocence: The Disappearance of Beverly Potts, published in by Kent State University Press.
The William H. & Benjamin Harrison Award for best Ohio-related family history was awarded to Ohio Volunteer, edited by Charles I. Switzer and published by Ohio University Press.
Lida Flint Harshman Award for a book produced by a chapter or a special interest chapter group went to History of Lawrence County, Ohio, Volume 2, compiled and published by the Lawrence County Chapter, OGS.
The book The World of Cyrus Eaton won the Governor Thomas Worthington Award for Ohio biography or collective biography. The author was Marcus Gleisser, and the publisher was Kent State University Press.
The Crawford County Chapter, OGS won the Oliver Hazard Perry Award for Ohio-related military historical record for its book, Honored and Remembered.
The Ohio Genealogical Society is the largest state genealogical society in the nation, with over 6,000 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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