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Our Own Arthur Sniffin has been honored by the Federation of Genealogical Societies

Arthur F. Sniffin was the recipient of the prestigious David S. Vogel Award given by the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) at their annual meeting held in Boston in late August, 2006.  This award was given "... in recognition of his outstanding career contributions to the FGS, and its member organizations." 

We, on the other hand, appreciate Arthur for his many important contributions to the Huntington Historical Society, the Resource Center, Archives, and Library, and the associated Genealogy Workshop.


Arthur's contributions to the Federation of Genealogical Societies  included:
  • 12 years served as Treasurer, Publications Distributor, and was elected Vice President and President of FGS.
  • Representing FGS on numerous committees including the National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History.
  • Serving as spokesperson during the retirement dinner of Robert Warner, Archivist of the United States.

Here in Huntington, Arthur has contributed to the Huntington Historical Society in many ways, including:

  • Founding chairman of the Society's Genealogy Workshop, and has continued contribute to the Workshop over the years.
  • Coordinated 18 Family History seminars and taught more than 30 Family History courses.
  • Lead numerous trips for local enthusiasts to the Family History Library, run by the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City.
  • Produced the 100th Birthday Party for the Society's Sewing and Trade School in Huntington.
  • Treasurer of the Huntington Historical Society.



In addition to all these activities, he has been a good friend and a constant supporter of the Huntington Historical Society.

Congratulations Arthur!