Missouri State Genealogical Association Announces 2016 Award Recipients

Columbia, MO - August 1, 2016

The Missouri State Genealogical Association (MoSGA) recognizes individuals, groups and organizations that have put forth that extra effort to support genealogical research, activities, and publications in the Show-Me State.

The 2016 awards will be presented August 6th during the Awards Luncheon of the MoSGA Annual Conference in Columbia, Missouri.

Directors’ Award - For distinguished service over an extended period of time in support of genealogy for exception contributions to the field and extra effort to promote goodwill and improve service. Awarded at the discretion of the Awards Committee.

  • The 2016 recipient is Estella Morrison, Excelsior Springs Missouri.

Award of Merit – Presented to an individual, group, organization or institution in recognition of meritorious service or distinguished work in Missouri genealogy and/or family history for which no compensation was received (i.e., on a “volunteer” basis).

The 2016 recipients are:

  • Black Archives Museum Committee, St. Joseph Missouri
  • Mary Helen Catlett Allen, Columbia Missouri
  • Neoma Alexander Foreman, Walker Missouri
  • Betty Chillington, Bonnots Mill Missouri
  • Roberta Schwinke, Morrison Missouri
  • Sharon Hackworth, Leadwood Missouri
  • Melba Rector, Springfield Missouri
  • Ted & Iva Roller, Purdy Missouri

Certificate of Appreciation – Presented to an individual, group, organization or institution expressing thanks officially for compensated (i.e., “paid”) duties related to Missouri genealogy and/or family history performed in an exemplary and outstanding manner.

The 2016 recipients are:

  • Kelly Draper, St. Louis Missouri
  • Michael O’Laughlin, Kansas City Missouri

About MoSGA

The Missouri State Genealogical Association, established in 1979, is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of its members and the public in the study of family history, genealogical records and the principles of sound genealogical research. Contact MoSGA at: Missouri State Genealogical Association; P.O. Box 833 Columbia, MO 65205-0833; email: mosga@mosga.org; www.mosga.org.