The National Institute on Genealogical Research Alumni Association (NIGRAA) announces, with great pleasure, the recipient of the Richard S. Lackey Scholarship for 2016, Angela Lucas. Awarded yearly, this scholarship covers tuition and some other expenses for the week long seminar during July at the National Archives, previously titled NIGR, and recently renamed the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed). The scholarship application specifies an “experienced researcher employed in a paid or volunteer position in the services of the genealogical community.” Ms. Lucas’ application rose to the top, and it is a pleasure to award the scholarship to her.
Angela Lucas is a professional genealogist specializing in northern Alabama and its surrounding areas. Her work takes her to court documents, military files, and land records as she tackles complex genealogical problems. Ms. Lucas is a retired schoolteacher, passionate about learning and applying new skills, and delighted to be a Gen-Fed 2016 attendee.
Angela’s interest in genealogy started in childhood as she explored libraries, cemeteries and historic sites with her mother, an avid genealogist. At fifteen, Angela began researching her father’s family by writing letters to older relatives. Today she and her sister collaborate on their shared genealogy. Ms. Lucas volunteers at Madison County Records Center in Huntsville, Alabama, indexing early court records and assisting patrons. She is currently “on the clock” with BCG and plans to submit her portfolio this fall.
Ms. Lucas is a ProGen21 alumnus, has attended national conferences and regional seminars, has completed the NGS Home Study Course, and taken courses at IGHR (Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research) for several years. She is a member of APG, NGS, Alabama Genealogical Society, and Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society.
She is delighted and honored to be this year’s winner of the Richard S. Lackey Memorial Scholarship and is looking forward to a rewarding week in our nation’s capital. NIGRAA, in turn, is happy that Ms. Lucas decided to apply for the Richard S. Lackey Scholarship, and wishes her great success during Gen-Fed 2016.
Contact: Nicki Birch, President, NIGRAA – LNPBirch@verizon.net