All Achievement Awards

Not all awards are given out every year. Some years have multiple recipients for the same award. In earlier years, the awards that allowed for variations such as "Internet, Print, or Electronic Product" sometimes presented one for each variation.

To see more details about the awards, visit the individual pages by year:


YearLifetime AchievementOutstanding Project/ Resource/ ProgramOutstanding PublicationMember of the YearNolan Altman Volunteer of the YearOutstanding Contribution (pre-2015)
2023Henry Wellish
Vivian Kahn
Santa Cruz JGSAlex Krakovsky
2022Harry D. BooninJean-Pierre StroweisSan Francisco Bay Area JGS for ZichronNote
JGS of Illinois for Morasha
David Rosen
2021Nolan AltmanJewishGen’s Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)Australian Jewish Genealogical Society for Kosher KoalaJGS of Long IslandRuss Maurer
2020Robinn Magid
Hadassah Lipsius
JGS Greater Boston, Research Sunday ProgramJGS of Philadelphia, "Chronicles"
Alain Nedjar, Gilles Boulu, Liliane Nedjar, and Raphael Attias for Ketubbot Registers of the Jewish Nation of Livorno (Leghorn), Genealogies & Family Itineraries, 1626-1890
Gary Perlman
2019Karen FranklinB&F (Blood and Frogs): Jewish Genealogy and MoreJewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (New York), “Dorot”Judi Gyori Missel
2018Mark HalpernBanai Feldstein, Crowd-Sourced Indexing ProjectJGS of Conejo Valley (California), "Venturing Into Our Past"Carol Hoffman and Max Heffler
2017Jan Meisels AllenReclaim the RecordsRose Avigael Feldman
2016Ron Doctor Lance Ackerfeld, JewishGen Yizkor Book Project coordinatorJGS of Long Island, "Jewish Community of Long Island"JGS of Long IslandMarelynn Zipser
2015Judy BastonJGS of Greater Boston, JewishGen Memorial Plaque Database ContributionJGS of Long Island YouTube Channel
JGS of Maryland, Newsletter "L’Dor V’Dor"
Israel Genealogy Research AssociationJan Meisels Allen
2014Alexander BeiderMontefiore Census DigitizationJGS of Long Island, “Lineage”Jewish Records Indexing – Poland
2013Neville LamdanGesher Galicia, Cadastral Map Project and Map RoomJGS of Toronto, "Tracing Our Roots, Telling Our Stories"JewishGen KehilaLinks
2012Dr. Jeffrey S. MalkaThe ViewMate ProjectJGS of Great Britain, "Shemot"Logan Kleinwaks,
2011Michael TobiasColumbus Jewish Historical SocietyPhyllis Kramer, JewishGen Learning Center
2010Hal BookbinderJGS of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Area Jewish Genealogy Resource GuideJGS of Los Angeles, "Roots-Key" Judith Frazin
2009Joyce FieldHeidi Urich for JGS of Greater BostonJGS, Inc. (New York), "Dorot"Harry Boonin
2008Howard MargolPetra LaidlawJGS of Great Britain, Collection of guidebooksSteven Lasky, Museum of Family History
2007Mathilde TaggerLars Menk, "A Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames"
2006Stephen P. MorseJGS of Greater PhiladelphiaJGS of Greater Boston, "Mass-Pocha"Ada Green
2005Susan KingJGS of Los Angeles, 25th anniversary programmingJGS of Greater Philadelphia, "Chronicles"Yad Vashem
2004Warren BlattDavid FoxJGS, Inc. (New York), "Genealogical Resources New York" Alexander Beider
2003Miriam WeinerJGS of Montreal, Drouin ProjectJGS of Palm Beach County, "Beginners and Intermediate Genealogical Workbook"Stephen Morse
2002Stanley DiamondJGS of Los Angeles, "ROOTS-KEY"JGS of Ottawa, Chernivtsi Cemetery ProjectJewishGen
2001Peter LandéJGS of Palm Beach County, JGS Inc. (New York)Asociacion de Genealogia Judia de Argentina, "Toldot"Dan and Rosanne Leeson, Alsatian indexes
Nancy Goodstein
Michael Tobias
2000Sallyann Amdur SackJGS of Greater Washington
JGS of Canada (Toronto)
JGS of Michigan, "Generations"Miriam Weiner, "Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova"
Litvak SIG, All Lithuania Database
1999Arthur KurzweilJGS of Michigan
JGS Inc.
Israel Genealogical Society, "Sharsheret Hadorot"Miriam Weiner, Jewish Roots in Poland
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
1998Gary MokotoffSusan King
JGS of Great Britain, Shemot

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