Yvonne Jenkins of Rydal was a well-known historian and author of several books on family history in the Bowenfels, Rydal and surrounding areas. Yvonne was the convenor of the Lithgow & District Family History Society in 1986 and over the years encouraged members to write stories about their ancestors. The Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc has chosen to commemorate Yvonne's memory each year by conducting the Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award. Entry is open to both members and non-members of the Society and is in the form of a short essay (1,000 words). The topic for the 2014 award is "My Ancestor was a .....". The winner of the Award, to be announced during Family History month in August 2014, will receive a certificate and one year's free membership of the Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc. The winning essay will be published in the Society's journal and on the web-site. Entries close on 30 April 2014 and must be accompanied by an entry form, which is available here or by contacting the Society, PO Box 516, Lithgow 2790 or 02 6353 1089 during library hours.