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From: "Jana Black" <>
Subject: RE: [MarinGenSoc] Announcement: Family History Writers and Editors) writing contest
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 13:06:25 -0800
Hmm, thanks Lauren.... I am gonna do this!
Some of you may recall me telling about my grandmother's sister who just
"disappeared" on Thame Farm Day in Oxfordshire in 1926 taking her 10
year old daughter Phyllis with her? To the day she died, Grama never
knew what happened to her sister - given the fact that she lost her
mother at age 4, her baby brother at age 2, and her two oldest brothers,
one in WWI and the other shortly thereafter (meat poisoning), this was a
very hard loss. I put up this website in 1998:
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~jmbhome/2phyllis.html using the thinking
that if I posted the pictures, maybe someday a descendant would do a
search and "find me".........
Well!!!! It happened!! The day after Thanksgiving, I was contacted by
one of the sons of Phyllis! As suspected, their "Nan" had run away with
"the man from Haddenham" who had also disappeared locally that long-ago
day because she was being abused by Phyllis' father. The two went to the
south of England where together, as partners, Phyllis was raised and
when she married, they helped her raise her children as well....
I now know there are five children who are my second cousins, all alive
and well, some with children living in California! Just think, I could
have passed a cousin and never known it! I spoke to each and every one
of them over Christmas break and we are all now conspiring a reunion for
the summer of 2005 in the little UK village where it all began - then
they all want to come here!
In any case, there is more to my "search story" and I think it would be
fun to write up to see if the editors like it as much as I do! Wish me
luck....... And while you are at it, think about what you might have to
From: Lauren Boyd [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 8:29 AM
Subject: [MarinGenSoc] Announcement: Family History Writers and Editors)
snipped from the Rootsweb Review:
WRITERS' ALERT. Do you have a genealogy tale to tell? Crank up those
word processors because here's your chance to enter the "Genealogy
Research Story" category of ISFHWE's (International Society of Family
History Writers and Editors) writing contest. This annual contest
offers small cash awards in four categories for family history writers,
including one for want-to-be-writers, for original articles, and two
for published writers. Deadline is March 6. Details, rules, and entry
forms can be found at:
Previously published in RootsWeb Review: Vol. 7, No. 2, 14 January 2004.
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