Queen Elizabeth II made Cecil R. Humphery-Smith an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2004 for "services to education in genealogy and heraldry." Cecil has lectured worldwide and tutored widely and is also honored as a fellow of many societies throughout the world. He is principal and one of the eight trustees of The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies that he founded in Canterbury in 1961 from earlier beginnings as a school for family history studies.
The BYU Family Historian
Issue and Volume
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Humphery-Smith, Cecil R.
"Ancestry Tracing and the Internet,"
BYU Family Historian: Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byufamilyhistorian/vol5/iss1/2