The Ted Gilberd Family History Award

The NZSG sponsors an award for the best family history article published in the New Zealand Genealogist each year. The Ted Gilberd Family History Award is a certificate and a $100 NZSG voucher.

Any original and previously unpublished work of the writer, who must be a member of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists at the time the article is submitted, is eligible for judging.

The criteria for inclusion in the judging are that the article should show a clear relationship between the research evidence and the written result, be well referenced and include illustrations. The NZSG evaluates each essay for:

  • the effort to provide a broader context for the story rather than just a description of a family or person
  • clarity of structure and style
  • organisation and evaluation of the evidence
  • evidence of sources through references and/or bibliography.

2023 Winner

Christine Barbour (NZSG Member #8327) for her article "Just Jack..." published on pages 74-75 of the March 2022 issue of The New Zealand Genealogist.

The judges commented: This well researched, concisely written short story weaves together the threads of Jack's short life, from his early years, to his WW1 military service through to his sad, lonely death at the age of 37. Well sourced and detailed without being overwhelming, Christine Barbour’s style of writing makes for a very interesting read. 



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