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Carol Baxter 2002

Evan Best, OAM 1987

Laurel Burge*, OAM 1988

Sue Comrie-Thomson 2018

Alan Day 2013

Richard d’Apice, AM 1998

Terry Eakin 2007

Vicki Eldridge 2013

Kerry Farmer 2023

Heather Garnsey 1992

Philippa Garnsey 2020

Lionel Gilbert* 1955

Pat Gordon* 1996

Ralph Hawkins 1998

Keith Johnson, AM 1975

Pauline Kettle 2013

Martyn Killion 2006

Ken Knight*, AM 1994

Errol Lea-Scarlett* 1963

Graham Lewis 2003

Megan Martin 2018

Lillyann MacDonald*, 1988

Perry McIntyre 1998

John McLaughlin* 1997

Peter Morrow* 1988

Robert Nash 2021

Michelle Nichols, OAM 2018

Pauline Patterson* 1994

Janette Pelosi 2023

Richard Reid 1994

Carole Riley 2019

Malcolm Sainty, AM 1975

Peter Scott 1963

John Spurway 1992

Rex Toomey 1998

Aileen Trinder 2021

Faye Young 1998

John Wilson 1988

Alison Wolf 2013

Veronica Williams 2023

Jan Worthington 1994


Have you ever considered nominating another Society member for the award of Fellow, or perhaps have aspirations of achieving that status yourself, but are unsure of the requirements? The following guidelines should help

To be considered for the award of Fellow, a nominee:

(i)                  must have been a member of the Society for more than 10 years (need not be consecutive) AND

(ii)                have rendered outstanding service to the Society or to scholarship.

(Section 34(d) of the Society’s Constitution)

SAG staff may be considered for the award of the status of Fellow provided they meet the above criteria.

A fellowship is recognition of a sustained commitment and contribution to, ideally, several areas of the Society’s work over a period of not less than 10 years of outstanding service. Contributing to only one area of the Society’s operations, e.g. being a long-term library assistant, member of the conservation team, or contributing to a research group, would be unlikely to qualify for a fellowship in its own right.

Outstanding service does not require the member to have independently published ‘in their own right’, but it is anticipated that the proposed Fellow will have contributed to SAG scholarship, including through articles in Descent and other SAG publications. Conversely, a fellowship would not be awarded to a member who has published in the family history field but not made any direct, continuous and outstanding contribution to the Society’s work.

The SAG Membership Committee is currently responsible for receiving, reviewing and assessing the merits of fellowship nominations for the Society and for making recommendations to the Board for the award of Fellow to those nominees who meet the requirements pursuant to Section 34(d) of the Constitution.

Fellowships (if any) may be assessed at any time throughout the year but are usually awarded annually at the SAG Annual General Meeting.

The award of the status of Fellow is recognition of the outstanding contribution already made to the Society (and therefore to the family history community). There is no expectation that a Fellow take on an ambassador role. Election as a Fellow gives the individual increased standing in the genealogical community, which in turn reflects on the Society (for example, being introduced as a SAG Fellow when speaking at an external event such as Congress).

Should you wish to nominate another Member for the award of Fellow, please send nominations to There is no set proforma for the application – nominators are asked to provide a citation regarding the proposed Fellow that can be used publicly and that addresses the criteria with relevant supporting evidence included.

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