During this morning’s Keynote Session at the FGS 2016 National Conference, “Time Travel: Centuries of Memories in Springfield, Illinois, we announced a new FGS award category, The “Lou D. Szucs Service Award.”
A founding leader of FGS, Lou D. Szucs has represented FGS for nearly every year of the organization’s 40-year history. Her work for Ancestry.com worked to foster collaboration and growth amongst the genealogical community. Her humanitarian efforts towards genealogy and family history have forever impacted the field and will continue to be seen for generations to come.
In response to the new award category, FGS President D. Joshua Taylor said, “Lou was one of the first leaders I met as a young genealogist. Her commitment to FGS and the genealogical community is truly awe-inspiring. The creation of this award is a true testament to her lasting legacy in the field of genealogy.”
The “Lou D. Szucs Service Award” will be presented to recognize the contributions of an individual whose positive personal influence and extraordinary service to FGS and the genealogy industry have gone above and beyond the norm, impacting the overall benefit to the genealogical community at-large and spreading the awareness of family history to the general public.