Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society Announces Writing Contest

June 6, 2012 – Sacramento, California: Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society (RCSGS) is seeking entries for its 2nd annual Family History Writing Contest. The deadline is 1 Aug 2012.

Your family history research discoveries deserve to be shared. Honor your ancestors by writing about their lives – telling the story of their struggles, perseverance and survival.

Factual articles about family or local history, character sketches, or memoirs will be accepted. Entries should be between 500 and 2000 words in length and submitted electronically only. The contest is open to the public; membership in RCSGS is not required.

Prizes include a six month subscription to World Edition; Family Tree Maker 2012 software; one year subscription to; admissions to the RCSGS 2013 Spring Seminar featuring guest speaker Thomas MacEntee; and society memberships. RCSGS thanks and Fold3 for their generous donations.

Contest rules and the three winning stories from last year’s contest are on the RCGS website Please send inquiries to

Happy writing and good luck.

About Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society

Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society was formed in 1978 to help members with genealogical research through education, publication of information and preservation of records. Society activities include monthly membership meetings and workshops, an annual all-day seminar and Geni-Dig, monthly GeniGram newsletter, The Preserves periodical, and an Extraction Project of original records held at the Center for Sacramento History. The Society also maintains a genealogical library housed at the California State Archives. Find us on our website, blog at, and Facebook. Contact us at