Maine Genealogical Society proudly introduced the Clayton Rand Adams Memorial Award at its Annual Conference held in Bangor, Maine, on September 26, 2009. The award was introduced by MGS President Dale W. Mower with the following comments: “As many of you know, MGS lost a true friend back in December, 2008. Clayton Rand Adams served for many years as president of MGS, he was a driving force in helping shape the Society as we know it today. Clayton’s dedication to genealogical research and publication extended far beyond documentation of his own family lines. As an enthusiastic member of MGS he served as its director for several years, president for 11 years, and a contributing editor to the Society’s journal. He wrote prodigiously for all of the Society’s publications, including nearly 190 family histories appearing in the Maine Families in 1790 series.”
This award will be presented at the Executive Committee’s pleasure and will be used to recognize individuals whose contribution to the Society and the community are truly significant. It will recognize those individuals whose outstanding achievement, leadership, ingenuity and superior performance set a model for all of us to emulate. Clayton set the standard for this award and it is with honor that we introduce this award in his honor.
MGS was honored to have Clayton’s widow, Nancy, and his daughter, Sarah, join us for the introduction of this award and the announcement of its first recipient.