11/29/09 — Eureka man wins state genealogical award

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Eureka man wins state genealogical award

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on November 29, 2009 1:50 AM

Elliott R. Futrell received the award for "Outstanding Contribution to North Carolina Genealogical Society by a member" at the NCGS Annual Meeting, Nov. 7.

A native of the Eureka community of Wayne County, Elliott has served on the board of NCGS, was an awards chairman, and served as president of our society from 2002-05.

His Grandmother Futrell fostered his interest in genealogy, reciting kinships within the county. Realizing his need for knowledge on how to research his family, Elliott took a course and began going to every NCGS workshop he could attend.

"I knew the best way I could learn how to research my family was to get involved with this organization and surround myself with knowledgeable people," he said. "My NCGS membership and its workshops have educated me more on how to do my genealogy correctly than any other source that I know about. I encourage you to get involved with the North Carolina Genealogical Society because it is the best source of knowledge and education."