Certificate of Appreciation Awarded to Eric G. Grundset

Since the 1960s, the American Society of Genealogists has occasionally granted a Certificate of Appreciation to an individual or organization in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the discipline of genealogy. At its Annual Meeting on October 7, 2017, the Society awarded a Certificate of Appreciation to Eric G. Grundset, in recognition of his superlative series of definitive state-based bibliographies of the American Revolution, published since 2013. To quote from the nomination:

“Our field’s most important bibliographic work to appear in the past decade is Eric G. Grundset’s series of source guides to the American Revolutionary era. To say that Grundset’s work is comprehensive is an understatement. His lifetime of study, across a career as Library Director and Director of Publications for the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, is now compiled into seven oversized volumes focusing on eight key states—nearly 5,000 pages of explicitly cited materials. Grundset’s coverage of books, periodicals, manuscripts, and maps—in print, online, and buried in archives—embraces all regions, ethnic groups, and churches, as well as individual families and political and military leaders.”