According to a short article posted in the June 13, 2013 edition of the McCook Daily Gazette, Trish Collister, of Dwight, Nebraska, and president of the Nebraska State Genealogical Society, presented Susan Doak of McCook the Genealogist of the Year award at the 2013 Annual Conference and Membership Meeting in Grand Island Nebraska. … The Nebraska State Genealogical Society offers an award to one genealogist or family historian each year for exceptional and outstanding service to his or her local genealogical society and the genealogy community as a whole.

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