The Hall of Fame, the longest-running award, honours members for their contributions to family history research and genealogy. Winners have reflected a wide range of contributions.
Nominations to the Hall of Fame are accepted annually, and awards are made during BIFHSGO's Annual General Meeting in June. Current members of the Board are not eligible for nomination.
The judging is based on specific criteria, including:
- The advancement of BIFHSGO objectives
- The advancement of BIFHSGO projects or activities: e.g., publishing, educational programs
- Outstanding service to the society over a period of time
- The advancement of genealogy and family history in general