The Ted Gilberd Family History Award

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Any original and previously unpublished work of the writer, who must be a member of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists at the time the article is submitted, is eligible for judging.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



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