The Fellows of the American Society of Genealogists (ASG) held their annual meeting on Saturday, October 8, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nathan W. Murphy of Saratoga Springs, Utah, and Alicia Crane Williams of Plymouth, Massachusetts, were elected to the Society as its 165th and 166th Fellows, respectively.
Nathan W. Murphy has been a professional genealogist for many years, specializing in both British and Colonial Virginia research. His research ability is of the highest caliber, as evidenced by his numerous publications in the major genealogical journals over the last decade. His awards include, among others, an International Student Scholarship from the University of Leicester (2004) and the Donald Mosher Memorial Award for Colonial Virginia Research from the Board for Certification of Genealogists (2010). In addition to his publications, he created the Immigrant Servants Database, which has received high praise for its scholarship.
Alicia Crane Williams is currently the Lead Genealogist for the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s “Early New England Families, 1641–1700” project. Previously she served as the Assistant Historian General at the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Her scholarly publications, produced over the past thirty-five years, include numerous articles in all of the leading New England journals and many books on eastern Massachusetts families.