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Northeast Michigan genealogist wins state award

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Judy Sheldon with members of Huron Shores Genealogical Society

REGION – The Michigan Genealogical Council is pleased to announce this year’s winner of the Lucy Mary Kellogg Award established in 1992 by the Michigan Genealogical Council to honor Lucy Mary Kellogg as the founding member and, an eminent Michigan genealogist. Her accomplishments on the state and national levels were recognized in 1991 as the first woman and the first from the Midwest area to be named to the National Genealogy Hall of Fame.  

This is year’s recipient is Judy Sheldon of Huron Shores Genealogical Society. The award was presented at the November 8th delegate meeting in Lansing, Michigan. 

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Judy Sheldon with Lucy Mary Kellogg Chair Jessica Trotter and Michigan Genealogical Council President Brenda Leyndyke

Judy has been active in the Michigan genealogical community for over 20 years, and has served Huron Shores Genealogical Society in a number of positions, including treasurer, senior researcher, and president. She represents HSGS at Michigan Genealogical Council and has served as the Public Relations Chairperson for MGC since 2013.  Her nominating team stressed her gifts as an instructor, communicator, and facilitator encouraging inter-organization sharing and cooperation.  

Judy has been involved in countless research projects and is lauded for a tremendous attention to documentation and detail. She has shepherded digitization projects, handles the majority of research requests at the HSGS resource room at the Parks Library in Oscoda, and contributes regularly to their quarterly newsletter. She was also a major contributor to the research and writing of the Arcadia history: Iosco County 1892-1904: The Photography of Ard G. Emery published in 2015. 

In recognition of these exceptional contributions to the genealogical community, MGC is pleased to award Judy with the 2019 Lucy Mary Kellogg Award and thanks her for her service and dedication! 

Jessica Trotter Lucy Mary Kellogg Award Chair Michigan Genealogical Council P.O. Box 80953 Lansing, Michigan 48908-0953 info@mimgc.org

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