Awards & Grants

The Texas State Genealogical Society recognizes excellence in the genealogical  community with several awards, grants and a scholarship. The awards are announced each year at the Annual Conference.

A Student Scholarship is awarded each year in the amount of $1000 by TSGS to a student with plans to major in history, government, library science or education. Applicants must meet certain requirements and submit their application packet by August 1st.

Archival Grants are designed to assist Partner Societies in preserving their quarterlies and publications on any form of media. A one-time grant of up to $500 may be offered to a Partner Society for this purpose. Certain requirements must be met. Partner Societies are encouraged to contact their District Representative or members of the Board of Directors should they have any questions.

Matching Grants are designed to assist Partner Societies in the preservation of local and county records. All applicants should review and follow the grant proposal guidelines within 6 months of starting their project.

Volunteer Award nominations are encouraged from each Partner Society to recognize one of its members as the Volunteer of the Year. Nominees must meet certain criteria. The deadline for nominations is September 15th.

Writing Awards are offered by TSGS in a variety of categories:

Category I – Books by Non-Professionals
Category II – Books by a Professional
Category III – Manuscripts
Category IV – Family Periodicals by an Individual
Category V – Columnist Award
Category VI – Official Periodicals of Partner Societies
Category VII – Books Published by Partner Societies
Category VIII – Student Projects

If you have questions regarding Category I, II or VII, contact Bill Buckner via email at bbuckner@ci.waco.tx.us or phone at 254-750-5995. Detailed information about each category may be found in the submission rules. The deadline for each category is September 15th.

Website Awards are offered by TSGS in three categories:

Category I – Web site for a Partner Society
Category II – Web site for an individual member’s genealogy and family history
Category III – Web site by an individual member of a general genealogy or historical nature, not specifically on the member’s family; for example, a county web page or a DNA study.

Detailed information about each category may be found in the submission rules. The deadline for each category is September 15th.