Native Heritage Project Wins Award From North Carolina Society of Historians

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I am very honored and humbled to have received an award from the North Carolina Society of Historians for the Native Heritage Project.  Every year since 1941, this group has conferred awards on worthy nominees in 11 different categories, plus 2 special awards; the President’s Award and the Historian of the Year.

This year, The Native Heritage Project was awarded the Paul Green Multimedia Award.

The judges collective comments were:

“This is a monster of a project that seems to be well in control of a person having superior knowledge of her subject matter.  There is so much data involved in the blog that it literally boggles the mind, yet it is the evidence and result of one with a serious quest to inform and educate.  Everything we examined on the site was documented, interesting, enlightening and often, surprising.  Ms. Estes demonstrates her masterful abilities in many areas relating to the site, one of which is setup and design.  We give this entry ‘5 star,” and it is easy to see that it receives recognition based on the unanimous decision of our panel.”

About Roberta Estes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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15 Responses to Native Heritage Project Wins Award From North Carolina Society of Historians

  1. $7593061Jt says:

    A well deserved award. I’ve always felt that on a scale of one to ten, Roberta deserves a fifteen for her ability to question the unquestionable, and publish what is often buried in appendices of lengthy studies . One of the best factoids for me was the revelation that European Neanderthals & Denisovans have different DNA signatures than western Asian Neanderthalss & Denisovans – & ridicule suggestions that this outdated theory should be re-studied using currently available evidence
    Thank you Roberta for your great work!!

  2. kent malcom says:

    Well done!

  3. Karen Marcum says:

    Congratulations. You should have won with all the info you past and share.


  4. Mo Fletcher says:

    Well, Ms Roberta, please allow us – your students, your followers, your fellows, and your fans – to feel (almost) as equally honored that you have so desrvedly been significantly recognized by the folks at the NC Soc of Hist. That this has happened surprises none of us; that it has happened pleases all of us.

    Waytago Girl !!

    • Thank you. But a great deal of what is published actually comes from all of you, in the way of hints, tips and links to wonderful information. Everyone, keep up the good work. We can make so much difference, together.

  5. Truly well earned! Congratulations!

  6. rodmann says:

    Roberta is consistent and probing, throws a wide net and obliviously loves the search. We are lucky to have her on the trail sharing what she finds. The official recognition for her work doesn’t hurt either.

  7. Melba McGee Niemuth says:

    Congratulations Roberta. You deserve this award. You do really good research. Melba

  8. joseph macisaac says:


  9. Gail De Noce Welch says:

    Congratulations, Roberta! Your research, information, & presentation are very much appreciated!

  10. Amy says:

    Congratulations–love the “monster” comment!

  11. This is history delivered to my inbox but the best part is the content. It is a pleasure to read because the research has been done and it is well written. Love this blog and thank you Roberta Estes.

  12. Rhonda says:

    Congratulations Roberta ! Those “hints, tips and links” that you pass on to us are VERY much appreciated. Most of them I would never even come across otherwise. Somehow you make the brick walls not look so un-destroyable.

  13. Kay Lynn says:

    Well, this is no surprise to me and to others that have worked with you in the past. I STILL want to know when you have time to eat and sleep. Congrats! it couldn’t have been bestowed on a more deserving person!

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