Kentucky Historical Society
KHS Announces Creation of Anne Walker Fitzgerald Award
Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) announces a new award offered for genealogical articles published in Kentucky Ancestors, the genealogical quarterly produced by KHS.
The Anne Walker Fitzgerald Award is an annual award which will be given to the best article published in each volume of Kentucky Ancestors, which covers four individual issues. The award is in honor of the first and longtime editor of Kentucky Ancestors, Anne Walker Fitzgerald, who died in 2005, and served as editor from the beginning of Kentucky Ancestors in 1965 until 1983.
The Anne Walker Fitzgerald Award winner will receive a plaque and a prize of $2,000, funded by the KHS Foundation.
Since 1965, Kentucky Ancestors has been preserving and promoting the history of Kentucky families. Kentucky Ancestors publishes genealogical research, photographs, family and government records, and other genealogical information. Regular features include Bible Records, submitted information from family Bibles; They Went Thataway, which documents the stories of early Kentucky families that went west; Relatively Speaking, a genealogical column; and Mystery Album, which preserves old photographs. The publication is one of the benefits of KHS membership, and members may submit queries as a networking tool to learn more about their own family histories.
For more information on how to become a KHS member and receive Kentucky Ancestors, visit the KHS Web site and click the "Give/Join" link.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, the Kentucky Military History Museum, and its headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar Center has welcomed more than one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site.