2015 Washington State Genealogical Society
WAGS President Lynda Pheasant accepts Fred Pflugrath’s President’s Award from Roxanne Lowe and Mike McKinnon at the WSGS 2015 Conference in Ellensburg.
Fred Pflugrath was named the first recipient of the WSGS (Washington State Genealogical Society) President’ Award for Outstanding Achievement . He was nominated by the Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society (WAGS).
Over the last dozen years, Fred has single-handedly identified, researched, and documented information about almost 2,500 Civil War veterans from all over Eastern Washington. Much of his research is available in 35 notebooks in the WAGS Library with an index available online. Additionally, he has taken the extra step to submit the information to the National Grave Registration Project (part of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, SUVCW).
Fred has connected families with their Civil War ancestors, arranged for headstones and markers, and orchestrated dedication and memorial ceremonies. He has willingly shared information, resources and expertise with anyone wanting information, including those outside Chelan and Douglas counties.
As if that isn’t enough, Fred also gives tours of local cemeteries, does numerous speaking engagements at local museums and retirement homes, and has been the WAGS Bulletin editor.
Created in 2015, the WSGS President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement was designed to single out that rare individual, society or organization who has demonstrated exemplary service above and beyond expectations.
WAGS President, Lynda Pheasant, presents Fred Pflugrath with his WSGS 2015 President’s Award For Outstanding Achievement.