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From: "Paula Hinkel" <>
Subject: [APG] GENEii Writing Contest Deadline Looms
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 11:36:18 -0800

The deadline for submitting entries to the 9th Annual GENEii Family History
Writing Contest, sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society,
is quickly approaching. Writers will have until December 31 to send in
their submissions.

SCGS founded this contest in 2000 to encourage genealogists to put the
personal and "human" aspects of their research into writing, and to broaden
their research to include the social context of their ancestors' lives. The
contest is also meant to encourage genealogists to record their own
first-hand information about their own generation, via memoirs, character
sketches, and accounts of family and local history incidents-information
that no future generation will be able to recover unless it is recorded by
those who lived it.

Earlier submissions to the contest resulted in the publication of a book of
winning entries, "Celebrating Family History - An Anthology of Prize-Winning
Stories Sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society," edited
and with an introduction by Beth Maltbie Uyehara and published by Heritage
Books 2005.

Some of the 2007 entries can be found online at

There is no fee for entry in this year's GENEii Family History Writing
Contest. Submission rules and FAQs can be found at

Write, write write!

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