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Winners Announced for the 2013 GENEii Family History Writers Contest

A big congratulations to all the winners of the Southern California Genealogical Society’s 2013 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, at the editor’s discretion.  Also, be thinking about entries for the 2014 GENEii contest, which will start on November 1, 2014.

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

  • First Place: “Mom’s Life” — John R. Catsis, Silver City, New Mexico
  • Second Place: “First the Chicken” — Joyce Finn, Bluffton, South Carolina
  • Third Place: “Locked Out” — DeVonna R. Allison, Burr Oak, Michigan
  • Runner Up: “Varrone” — Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas
  • Honorable Mention: “Uncle John Burleson” — Jim McLaughlin,Kerrville, Texas
  • Honorable Mention: “Paw Prints on Combat Soldiers’ Hearts” — Robert R. Robeson, Lincoln, Nebraska

Category 2: submissions under 1,000 words

  • First Place: “Ground Zero” — Jerry Eckert, Vail, Arizona
  • Second Place: “November 22” — Evan Guilford-Blake, Stone Mountain, Georgia
  • Third Place: “Christmas Kerfluffle” — Marla F. Jones, Yukon, Oklahoma
  • Runner Up: “My Grandfather’s Grave” — Thomas L. Stepp, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Honorable Mention: “A Visit to New Orleans” — Joyce Roberson, West Hills, California
  • Honorable Mention: “A Mountain Rose” — Felicia Johnson, Ocklawaha, Florida

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