Two books on New Jersey win 2015 Donald Lines Jacobus Award











At its meeting in Seattle, Washington, on October 10, 2015, the Fellows of the American Society of Genealogists voted to give its Donald Lines Jacobus Award to two publications this year: Donald G. Armstrong’s New Jersey Pioneers: Twenty-Four Families with New Jersey Immigrants 1676–1705, Their New England Immigrant Ancestors 1630–1662 and Ohio Descendants 1803–1822 (Penobscot Press, 2014) and to Joseph R. Klett’s “Understanding New Jersey’s Geography in the Proprietary Period,” a special issue of The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey (GMNJ), vol. 89, no. 4 (December 2014). Mr. Armstrong previously authored the Bradfield Genealogy (Newbury Street Press, 2000) and Ancestry of William Walter Armstrong of Columbiana County, Ohio (Penobscot Press, 2010), among other publications. Mr. Klett is the Executive Director of the New Jersey State Archives, a vice president of the New Jersey Genealogical Society, and a former editor of GMNJ.