Each December the Georgia Genealogical Society honors members. The Awards Committee considers the following three types of awards.
- The Volunteer Award is given to a GGS member who has given consistent long term service as a volunteer or made an important single contribution to genealogy as a volunteer. The Volunteer Award is in the form of a certificate.
- The Award of Outstanding Accomplishment is given for significant contribution to the field of genealogy. The award may be presented to a professional or non-professional genealogist who may or may not be a member of GGS. The award may be in the form of a plaque or certificate.
- The Elizabeth Haulbrook Taylor Award (established in 2002 by Jacquelyn Cannon in honor of Mrs. Taylor) is presented to an individual who has devoted the most time to the Georgia Genealogical Society (not a board member).
The Awards Committee of GGS is composed of the President and two members appointed by the President.