Weekly column sharing genealogy-related things that I’ve found, such as new blogs, interesting posts/articles, useful websites and resources, and of course upcoming webinars.
Don’t forget, entries for this year’s National Genealogical Society’s Family History Writing Contest are due by December 31, 2016. This annual contest is open to NGS members.
The winner receives a trip to the next NGS conference and their manuscript may be published in the NGS Quarterly.
This competition is a BIG DEAL so don’t delay!
All the details can be found here.
Entries for the 2016 International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) Excellence-in-Writing Competition are now being accepted. Submissions are due by June 15, 2016 (a discounted entry fee is offered for entries submitted by March 15, 2016).
Both ISFHWE members and non-members are allowed to enter the competition.
Here are the categories for this year:
Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category. Winners will be announced in the fall of 2016.
Complete details, including rules, judging criteria, entry fees, and the entry form, can be found here (will open a PDF file).
The annual conference of the DuPage County Genealogical Society (DCGS) will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 in Naperville, Illinois, and features an All-Star lineup of speakers: Judy G. Russell, Lisa A. Alzo, Antje Petty, and Katherine R. Willson. Here’s a look at the lectures:
Registration is $55 for DCGS members and $65 for non-members. Lunch is included in the registration fee. There will also be genealogy vendors and door prizes.
For additional information about the conference or to register, visit the annual conference page on the DCGS website.
The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Excellence-in-Writing Competition. The winners are:
Category 1 – Columns