The American Society of Genealogists (ASG) recently announced that Nathan W. Murphy, AG, has been elected as a Fellow. This is a tremendous honor, and we are proud to have one of our own recognized for his genealogical scholarship by this prestigious honorary society. Nathan is accredited by ICAPGen (SM) for research in England, United States Mid-South, and United States Gulf South.
According to the ASG website, “The American Society of Genealogists is an independent society of fellows dedicated to serving the discipline of genealogy through promoting the highest standards of genealogical scholarship…” Nathan becomes one of only fifty lifetime members designated as a Fellow, and will now have the honor af using the post-nomial initials FASG.
Here is some insight into the nomination and election process for the ASG: “Election as a Fellow of the ASG is dependent on nomination by current Fellows — external nominations are not considered. The central criterion is the quality of a genealogist’s published work. Emphasis is upon compiled genealogies and published works that demonstrate an ability to use primary source material; to evaluate and analyze data; to properly document evidence; and to reach sound, logical conclusions presented in a clear and proper manner.”
To read more about Nathan’s accomplishments see the ASG’s recent announcement. Congratulations, Nathan—well done!