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The ability to connect with our roots through online records, documents, and photographs is the result of dedicated individuals and organizations that identify, scan, and make available vast quantities of information.

The Unsung Heroes Award says Thank You to these institutions and individuals and shares their stories; so others are inspired.

Nomination and Selection Process:

mugs3Share how your Library or Archive, Society, Individual Adult, or Young Person is helping others connect with their family history.

To get full details and submit application CLICK HERE

Inspire others and be recognized on the Genealogy Guys Podcast and Blog; Vivid-Pix website and Facebook page; and receive a Vivid-Pix-Prints custom photo mug – with your images.

Read Their Stories

Daughters of the American Revolution Library

Daughters of the American Revolution Library

We believe that the first award in the Libraries and Archives Category deserves to be awarded to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Library. Since its founding in 1896, the DAR Library has grown into a specialized collection of American genealogical and historical manuscripts and publications, as well as powerful on-site databases.The DAR Library collection contains over 225,000 books, 10,000 research files, thousands of manuscript items, and special collections of African American, Native American, and women’s history, genealogy and culture. Nearly 40,000 family histories and genealogies comprise a major portion of the book collection, many of which are unique or available in only a few libraries in the country.

The DAR Library is free and open to the public. While helping descendants of Revolutionary American War patriots document their lineage, their collections have preserved and protected original documents and members' applications in many cases by digitizing images and indexing documents. The Genealogical Research Committee have indexed 20% of the books and have entered more than 20 million names. Thank you Anasazi Chapter for nomination.

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