NGS held its annual banquet on Friday evening, 9 May 2014, at the NGS 2014 Family History Conference in Richmond, Virginia, to present awards that acknowledge and honor genealogical scholarship and service. Each year, these awards are presented to organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to NGS programs or have performed outstanding work in the field of genealogy, history, biography, or heraldry.
We are so proud of our resident genealogist, Robert V. Montague for receiving the Award for Excellence: Genealogy and Family History Book: This year’s recipient was Robert V. Montague III of Navarre, Florida. The title of his entry was History and Genealogy of Peter Montague of Jamestown, Virginia (1603–2003). This award is for a specific, significant single contribution in the form of a family genealogy or family history book published in the past five years. Entries serve to foster scholarship and/or otherwise advance or promote excellence in genealogy.
You can see all of the awards presented and the full report, in our “Publications” section.
OK, Folks, it time to decide where the 2015 Montague Worldwide Family Reunion will be held. The 2010 event was held in Williamsburg, Va. We had a very nice time and learned a lot about organizing an entertaining and educational reunion. 2015 is approaching and it’s time to get some input, and pick a great place for the Montagues to congregate. Currently we are looking at dates after the school year has ended and before the new one starts, namely June-August, 2015. Sorry to our overseas family, but we will be having this party in the USA. So, speak up in the comments on where you think the reunion should be and maybe make a few comments as to why it should be there. Even if you’re not sure right now that you can make it, we appreciate your input. The location needs to be a place that holds Montague history and some significance to the Montague family. We also want a place with entertainment value for the whole family. We need everyone to chime in with good ideas. In the end the board will decide the best place out of all the suggestions. There may be some very good places that we are unaware.
Here are some places that have been suggested:
Williamsburg/ Jamestowne, Va. (Ancestral home of the Peter Montague line)
Hadley, Ma. (Ancestral home of the Richard Montague line)
Hampton Va. ( We have a volunteer to organize the reunion here)
Lees Summit, Mo.
Branson, Mo. (I can’t find any link to Montague history with Branson)
Salt Lake City, Ut. (Home of the largest genealogical library in the USA)
It’s just been an insane year in my real job and i just haven’t had the time or patience to do much on the website. I’ve got tons of stuff that needs to be posted. Hopefully as Winter sets in and business slows down I’ll be able to get back to webmastering. This is if I remember how to do edits in WordPress.
It sure doesn’t look like I spent 10 hours getting the website to this point. It moves pretty slow when you learn as you go…. There is a lot of work that goes on in the background. Well, let me know what you think. I’m open to suggestions to improve this site.
We have decided to re-vamp the MFA website and make it modern, innovative and especially interactive. We are using WordPress to build the new site, so everything from our old site has been taken down. We’ll be using some of the pages to on this site, so be sure to take a look at them by clicking on the navigation bar at the top of this page. You will be able to follow my progress, and education, in real time as the site comes up as this is almost immediately published as I complete pages. Bear with me as I make, and hopefully correct, my mistakes. Curt!