Awards > The Donald Lines Jacobus Award

The Donald Lines Jacobus Award, established in 1972 to encourage sound scholarship in genealogical writing, is presented to a model genealogical work published within the previous five years. Nominations for the Jacobus Award are made by Fellows of the American Society of Genealogists who edit journals that run book reviews. Recipients of the Jacobus Award are shown below.

Recipients

1974 (Triple Award)
Beth Bland Engel, The Middleton Family (1972)

Daniel Reid Long, Jr., John Lewis, “The Lost Pioneer,” His Ancestors and Descendants 1670—1970 (1970)

Miranda Goodrie Willoughby, A Norwegian Heritage (1970) and The Search for a Family: How a Search Was Conducted for Ancestors in the Early Northwest (1972)

1977
Enid Eleanor Adams, Ancestors and Descendants of Jeremiah Adams, 1794—1883 (1974)

1978
Maryly B. Penrose, CG, Baumann/Bowman Family of the Mohawk, Susquehanna and Niagara Rivers (1977)

1980
Dorothy Garr Helmer, Lipscomb, 300 Years in America, 1679—1979 (1979)

1981
Rita Hineman Townsend, Hutchins-Hutchens, Descendants of Strangeman Hutchins, Born 1707, of the James River in Virginia and Surry (Yadkin) County, North Carolina (1979)

1982
Lee W. Vance, Tracing Your Philippine Ancestors (1980)

1984
H. L. Peter Rounds, CG, The John Round Family of Swansea and Rehoboth, Massachusetts (1983)

1985
Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes, Huling Genealogy: Descendants of James and Margaret Huling, of Newport, Rhode Island, and Lewes, Delaware (1984)

1986
Henry Z Jones, Jr., The Palatine Families of New York: A Study of the German Immigrants Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710, 2 volumes (1985)

1987
Christine Rose, CG, Descendants of Robert Rose of Wethersfield and Branford, Connecticut (1983) and Ancestors and Descendants of the Brothers Rev. Robert Rose and Rev. Charles Rose of Colonial Virginia and Wester Alves Morayshire, Scotland (1985)

1988
Grace L. Tracey and John P. Dern, The Pioneers of Old Monocacy: The Early Settlement of Frederick County, Maryland, 1721—1743 (1987)

1989
Walter Burges Smith II, CG, The Edward Clark Genealogy: 1676—1988 (1988)

1991
Doris F. Poinsett, Valentin Pfost/Post, 1740—1800, of Hardy County, (West) Virginia and Some of His Descendants (1989)

1993
Dean Smith, CG, and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Ancestry of Emily Jane Angell (1993)

1994
Paul Heinegg, Free African-Americans of North Carolina and Virginia (1992)

1995
Lewis Bunker Rohrbach, Höffelbauer Genealogy, 1585—1993 (1995)

1998
Albert J. Robichaux, Jr., German Coast Families: European Origins and Settlement in Colonial Louisiana (1997)

1999
Helen S. Ullmann, CG, Descendants of Peter Mills of Windsor, Connecticut, Formerly Named Pieter Wouterse vander Meulen (1998)

2000
David Watson Kruger, Jonathan Watson of Dover, New Hampshire (1998)

2001
Peter Haring Judd, The Hatch and Brood of Time: Five Phelps Families in the Atlantic World, 1720—1880 (1999)

2002
Jane Thompson-Stahr, The Burling Books: Ancestors and Descendants of Edward and Grace Burling, Quakers [1620—2000] (1999)

2003
Abbott Lowell Cummings, Descendants of John Comins (ca. 1668—1751) and His Wife, Mary, of Woburn and Oxford, Massachusetts, and Windham County, Connecticut (2001)

2004
Ronald A. Hill, The Tumultuous Achym/Fulford Relationship: With Abstracts of Chancery Court Proceedings (2003)

2005
Stephen A. White, Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: Première Partie, 1636 à 1714 and [English] Supplement (1999—2000)

2006
Richard H. Benson, The Read Family of Salem, Massachusetts (2005)

2007
Alvy Ray Smith, Elder Bethuel Riggs (1757—1835) of Morris County, New Jersey, and His Family Through Five Generations (2006)

2008
Wayne G. Tillinghast, The Tillinghasts in America: The First Four Generations (2006)

2009
Eric G. Grundset, Forgotten Patriots: African American and American Indian Patriots in the Revolutionary War, A Guide to Service, Sources and Studies (2008)

2011
Willis H. White, CG, The Tillotson Family, Long Island Cordwood, and the Decline of the East Coast Sail (2008)

2012
Scott C. Steward and Christopher C. Child, The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Massachusetts (2011)

2013
Alan Barber, David Kokernot: Rogue Soldier of the Texas Revolution (2012)