The Dallas Genealogy Society annually recognizes individuals and organizations for their contributions towards the goals of the society.

Renee Jackson Smith Award

The Renee Jackson Smith Award was instituted in 2004 in honor of a very prominent and active member of our society. This award is a scholarship to an individual that allows the recipient to attend the seminar of their choice in the upcoming year.

Renee Jackson Smith Award Winners

Award of Merit

The Award of Merit is presented annually to a DGS member who has consistently contributed time, talent, expertise and abilities to the Society over a period of years. This member’s dedication and hard work in the name of the society usually goes way above the norm. Their contributions stand out. The society has recognized 24 such individuals.

Award of Merit Winners

Heritage Preservation

The Heritage Preservation Award is presented annually to an individual, group, or organization in recognition of their contributions to preserve, conserve, house, or collect family history. The accomplishments we have chosen for recognition this year are a text-book example of such an effort.

Heritage Preservation Winners

Volunteer of the Year

This award is presented annually to a “member who has generously volunteered time, expertise, talents, and abilities to the Society during the previous year to the extent to make that member stand out and draw attention.” While we are lucky to have a society full of members who graciously contribute their time and efforts, this year’s winner is somebody who really exemplifies what this award stands for.

Volunteer of the Year Winners

Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award

This award is given annually to an individual for outstanding contributions to the genealogical community on a national level.

Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award Winners

President’s Special Award

The President’s Special Award honors individuals or groups whose contributions to the Society fall outside the criteria for our other awards.

President's Special Award Winners

Pegasus Writing Contest Awards

Several times over the last 61 years, the Dallas Genealogical Society has held writing contests. The rules specify that only original material not previously published elsewhere in any format is eligible. Entries are judged on accuracy, clarity of writing, and overall impact and interest. Each prize carries a cash award plus eligibility for publication in the Research Issue of Pegasus: Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society. Writing Contest Winners are listed on the Pegasus page on the Contest Results tab.

Past Award Recipients

2016 Award Recipients

2017 Award Recipients