GENEii Family History Writing Contest Winners Announced

April 18, 2011 - BURBANK, CALIFORNIA. The Southern California Genealogical Society announces the winners of the 2010 GENEii(sm) Family History Writing Contest which is sponsored by the Society.

Prizes are awarded in two categories. Category 1 is for articles between 1,000 and 2,000 words in length. Category 2 is for articles under 1,000 words in length. Both categories are for family history or local-history stories, memoirs, or character sketches. Submissions may be either unpublished or previously published. All submissions must be factual, honest, and as accurate as possible.

Complete details are found on the SCGS website.

Congratulations go to all of the 2010 winners! The winning entries are posted online and will be published in the Society's quarterly journal, The Searcher.

Category 1:
1st Place - Carla Garner: Farm Wife in the Great Depression
2nd Place - Janet Aird: Indian Princess
3rd Place - Ceferino Aheuro-Baca: Fur Trader: Pedro Jose' de Tevis
Honorable Mention: Barbara Randall: Meet My Great Grandpa Arthur
Finalist - Emily Cary: Perverse Roots
Finalist - Linda Wilson Barlow: My Pistol Packin' Grandma's Claim to Fame

Category 2:
1st Place - Joyce Roberson: Reprise
2nd Place - Judith Cole: Jersey Shore
3rd Place - Marsha Worth: Math Teacher and Mount Waffl
Honorable Mention - Carla Garner: Eva Continues the Family Tradition
Finalist - Carla Garner: Community Comes in Unexpected Forms

Contest winners will be recognized at the luncheon that will be held during the Family History Writers Conference. The Writers Conference will be held in conjunction with the Society's annual Genealogy Jamboree in June 2011. The conference and luncheon details are found at

The 2011 contest submission dates are November 1 through December 31, 2011.