Friday, April 26, 2013

Southern California Genealogical Society Announces Winners of GENEii Writing Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 GENEii Family History Writers Contest, which is sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society. Many thanks to the 33 authors who collectively contributed 47 entries making this the largest GENEii contest ever. 

All of the winning submissions will be published in The Searcher; the dates of publication are indicated below.


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

1st Place 1: Ben Chinoy, Once in a Lifetime - Summer 2013

2nd Place: Janice Preston Horton, Feed Me I'm Yours - Spring 2014
3rd Place: Linda Gartz, The Ripple Effect - Winter 2014
Finalist: Linda D Menicucci, How To Clean A House - Summer 2013
Finalist: Sylvia Ney, Homegrown Love - Spring 2014
Honorable Mention: Virgina McGee Butler, Please, Just Call Her Anna - Autumn 2013
Honorable Mention: Bonnie Herold, And Morning Broke - Winter 2014

Category 2: submissions under 1,000 words

1st Place: Jeffery Cohen, The Road Block - Summer 2013
2nd Place: Willie Wilburn Walker, A First Kiss - Autumn 2013
3rd Place: Joyce Roberson, A Rockaway Memory - Autumn 2013
Finalist: Donna Gagnon, The Boys Next Door - Autumn 2013
Finalist: Mary E Nelson, Spring Lamb - Spring 2014
Honorable Mention: Pauline Abbott, A Maiden Aunt - Winter 2014
Honorable Mention: Peggy Spear, A Coral Necklace - Winter 2014

Please consider entering the 2013 GENEii Family History Writing contest. We will look forward to your entries starting November 1, 2013.

Thanks for your continuing support.

Pam Wiedenbeck, SCGS, FCHSC

Coordinator, GENEii Family History Writing Contest