2016 TxSGS Awards: Manuscripts by a Professional

The Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) is proud to host a robust awards program each year, with the winners announced at our annual banquet. This year’s awards banquet was held at our 2016 Family History Conference in Dallas on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Bill Buckner, our TxSGS Awards Chair, oversees the annual awards program and emceed the awards ceremony.

About the Award

Category III of the Writing Awards, Manuscripts by a Professional, includes short articles written or compiled by an individual in 2015 or 2016 that were published in quarterlies or magazines.

Award Recipients

Thank you to all who participated, and congratulations to the following winners!

First Place ($100)

“Separated Long Enough to be Divorced from Each Another: Correlating Direct and Indirect Evidence to Reveal the Life of Thomas Benton Bronaugh ,” Our Heritage Fall/Winter 2015-2016 , by Cynthia M. Kennedy, Ph.D.

Manuscripts 2016 Winner by Cynthia Kennedy

Second Place ($50)

“Robert Weakley Brahan: Nineteenth-Century San Antonio Citizen ,” Our Heritage Fall/Winter 2015-2016 , by Nancy Brennan.

2016 Manuscript Winner by Brennan

Thank you also to our volunteer judges!


Bill Buckner, TxSGS Awards Chair, contributed to this post.

Colleen Greene

Colleen (Robledo) Greene is a librarian, web developer, and educator, who has been researching her family history for 20 years. Colleen served as the 2016-2017 Director of Communications for TxSGS, from her home in Southern California. She blogs about her professional work and interests at www.colleengreene.com and shares her own family history research at www.cjroots.com.

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