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Winners Announced for the 2014 GENEii Family History Writers Contest

A big congratulations to all the winners of the Southern California Genealogical Society’s 2014 GENEii Family History Writers Contest.  Below is the list of winners in each of the two categories.  Winning entries will be published in The Searcher, which is the quarterly journal of SCGS.  Also, be thinking about entries for the 2015 GENEii contest, which will start on November 1, 2015.

Category 1: submissions from 1,000 to 2,000 words

  • First Place: “Jonathan Emery ” – Adrienne Boaz of Oxford, Michigan
  • Second Place: “My Grandmother is My Guru” – Kelly Hirt of Snoqualmie, Washington
  • Third Place: “Childhood’s Last Stand ” – Lauren Reynolds of Bel Air, Maryland
  • Runner Up: “At the Crossroads” – Amy Gordon of Gill, Massachusetts
  • Honorable Mention: “Boca De La Playa” – Joyce Roberson of West Hills, California
  • Honorable Mention: “Veiled Grace” – Cathy Wilson of Huntington Beach, California

Category 2: submissions under 1,000 words

  • First Place: “Patrol Boat Stop on the Mekong River” – Michelle Robin La of Santa Barbara, California
  • Second Place: “Under the Sun” – Kharis Adirahsetio of Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia
  • Third Place: “My Great-Grandmother, Isabella” – Cassie Shehadeh of Monrovia, California
  • Runner Up: “A Sprig of Life” – Jeremy Flood of Summerville, South Carolina
  • Honorable Mention: “The Little Engine that Could” – Erika Hoffman of Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Honorable Mention: “Uncovering Dad’s Secret History” – Fred Land of West Lake Village, California