ISFHWE Excellence-in-Writing Competition 2012

The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors is pleased to announce the winners in this year's Excellence-in-Writing Competition. Any questions, please contact

Category I - Columns

1st - A Big Game for the Big Day – Shelley Bishop
2nd - Newel King, 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry – Shelley Bishop
3rd - Wanted: Larger ‘Needles’ – James M. Beidler

Category II - Articles

1st - Blue Collar Breakthroughs – Sunny Morton
2nd - Academic Libraries: A Good Reason to Head Back to Campus – Mary Penner
3rd - An Identity Crisis: Using Indirect Evidence to Prove …. – Debbie Parker Wayne, CG

Category III – Original Research Story

1st - Common Ground – Courtenay O’Bryan Auger
2nd - [tie] The Long and Winding Road: The Search for the Clark Farm – Cheryl Roach
2nd - [tie] James Holmes: He Was Tickled to be Pickled – Marjorie Waterfield

Category IV – Unpublished Author

1st – The Butchers of Marshall Avenue – Carla Maitland

Category V – Unpublished Work by Published Author

1st - The Bones of Hobo Hollow – Paul K. Graham
2nd - Ella’s Letter – Nancy Waters Lauer
3rd- Civil War Perils of Springtime – M. Carolyn Steele

The details on the 2013 competition will be posted on the website in the next few days.

Congratulations again to the winners, and all those who participated in the competition.