A new award was unveiled in 2017 to recognize exemplary service to professional genealogy by individual members of the Association of Professional Genealogists and/or organizations in the genealogical community. The Laura G. Prescott Award, named for the award’s first recipient, is among APG’s most prestigious honors.
Eligibility: Open to any member or organization in the genealogical community.
Criteria: Exemplary professionalism, continuing encouragement to other professional genealogists, dedicated service to the field of professional genealogy, and a career devoted to uplifting fellow genealogists and improving their career circumstances and opportunities.
Selection: Nominations are welcome from the APG Board of Directors, APG Special Interest Groups and Chapters, and individual members of APG. Selection is made by the APG Awards Committee from among nominees and approved by the Executive Committee.
2020 Loretto (Lou) Dennis Szucs
2019 Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
2018 Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS
2017 Laura G. Prescott