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Selection Process

Selection of the “Texas Genealogical Hall of Fame”

The Executive Committee shall seek nominations for the selection of members of the “Texas Genealogical Hall of Fame,” which group may include deceased members.   Annually the Executive Committee shall select up to 5  members of the “Texas Genealogical Hall of Fame.” Nominees may include Texans who qualified while living in Texas, but have since died or moved out of state.

Qualification for membership in the Texas Genealogical Hall of Fame:

The following list of activities are considered by the selection committee, with other factors. The list is non-exclusive. It is envisioned that those selected for the Hall of Fame will have extensive participation in many of the following activities:
1) Has authored one or more history, family history, heraldry, and/or genealogy books.
2) Has written one or more published history, family history, heraldry, and/or genealogy articles in a recognized magazine or journal.
3) Has written a history, family history, heraldry, and/or genealogy column for a newsletter or recognized magazine or journal.
4) Has served as a genealogist/registrar for a state lineage/heritage society.
5) Has served as a genealogist/registrar for a national lineage/heritage society.
6) Has founded a national lineage/heritage organization or genealogy society.
7) Has founded a local, state or national lineage/heritage organization or genealogy society.
8) Has organized a local, state or national family history/history and/or genealogy seminar.
9) Has organized a state or national lineage/heritage society meeting.
10) Has served as a speaker at a state or national lineage/heritage society meeting or seminar.
11) Has served on a lineage/heritage/genealogy state or national committee.
12) Has served as an officer of a state lineage/heritage/genealogy society.
13) Has served as a general officer, trustee, or member of the executive committee of a national heritage/genealogy society.
14) Has served as the President General/Governor General, etc. of a national lineage/heritage/genealogy society.
15) Has served as the editor of a state or national genealogy, lineage society or heraldic newsletter or magazine.
16) Has won one or more awards for writing history/family history magazine articles.
17) Has won one or more awards for writing history/family history books.
18) Has served as a frequent speaker/principal participant at state or national meetings of
at state or national meetings of lineage/history/family society.
19) Has served as a frequent speaker/principal participant at state or national meetings of non- lineage/history/family history societies on a topic relating to lineage/history/family history.
20) Has served as a frequent speaker/principal participant at state or national historic monuments, society meetings.
21) Has made a significant contribution to the field of history/family history/ genealogy or heraldry or to heritage/lineage societies.
22) The selection committee shall consider the number of years the applicant has been active in any of the above activities. Most candidates must have been active in the above areas for a minimum of ten (10) years.
23) Is a certified genealogist in one of the designated sub categories.
24) Is a member in good standing of the Texas Genealogical College.
25) Is a Diplomatic Fellow of the Texas Genealogical College.