Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Super news!! McGeachy family wins N.C. Genealogical Society awards!

I'm so excited!  I just have to share this great news with you.  My husband and I both won N.C. Genealogical Society awards!  The awards were announced today on their website, http://www.ncgenealogy.org/

The award for excellence in publishing for a book of family history relevant to North Carolina and published within eighteen months preceding the award - Wiley Thomas Snyder, Nora Bessie McNeil: Their Stories, compiled by Barbara McGeachy.

This is the book about my grandparents - the cover is their wedding photo, above (April 16, 1919).

My husband, Jack, has been transcribing court records for the Wilmington (New Hanover County) courts.  Here is his award:

The award for excellence in publishing for a book, or set of books, of abstracts or transcriptions of original North Carolina primary source material and published within eighteen months preceding the award - New Hanover County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 3 vols: 1814-1825, transcribed and indexed by John A. McGeachy

NCGS will present its 2014 Awards for outstanding contributions to the North Carolina genealogical community at its Fall Workshop and Annual Meeting on 15 November 2014.

Wow!!