Friday, September 4, 2015

ISFHWE Excellence-In-Writing Competition Winners Announced!


The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors is proud to announce the winners of the Excellence-in-Writing Competition. All entries were exceptional this year. Submission details for 2016 will be announced soon. For any questions on the competition, email Tina Sansone at competition@isfhwe.org.

ISFHWE’s Excellence in Writing Competition

Category 1 - Columns

1st: Ernest Thode, Ask Ernie
2nd: James M. Beidler, Roots & Branches: Painful, poignant visit to mentor’s grave
3rd: Maureen Wlodarczyk, Genealogy: It’s not a tree or a chart…it’s a story!
HM: Michael McKeag, Where to Finish? 1 - My Family History
HM: Carolyn Leonard, When the Cheering Stopped – the last years of Woodrow Wilson

Category 2 – Articles

1st: Barbara J Starmans, PLCGS, Married to the Army
2nd: Maureen Wlodarczyk, Grazia Fucci Lipari
3rd: George G. Morgan, Managing Your Speaking Engagements
HM: Sheri Hessick, MayDay! MayDay! Lost Behind Enemy Lines
HM: Vi Parsons, Root Cellar Preserves

Category 3 – Newsletters

1st: Michelle D. Novak, The Archivist
2nd: Stephen Gauss, Harriman Family Newsletter
3rd: Kathryn Manz, Penn in Hand
HM: Linda Vixie, Pike Peak Genealogical Society Newsletter
HM: James M. Beidler, Der Kurier

Category 4 – Unpublished Authors

1st: Elyse Hill, History Lessons Learned From a Birth Certificate
2nd: Wendy Wilson Spooner, Civil Registration and Census Development in Great Britain & America
3rd: Catherine Smith, In a Flash
HM: Louise A. Eckhardt, A Mystery within a Mystery
HM: Diane Buescher, Finding Elusive Ancestors in Early German Church Records

Category 5 – Unpublished Material/Published Authors

1st: David Harper, Corresponding Hearts
2nd: Robyn Smith, of "Reclaiming Kin" Genealogy Blog, Minty’s Legacy: A Black Family in Slavery and Freedom
3rd: Dave Strausfeld, Hudie Streisfeld and her life in the Austro-Hungarian Empire
HM: Ruth Randall, CG, Evidence of the Parentage of a Buffalo Solder: John Martin Daniels, Company I, 125th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
HM: Carolyn Leonard, Dutch Letters

Category 6 – Poetry

1st: Luanne Griffin, Going Home
2nd: Casey Lin Brown, If I’d Met You
3rd: Lisa Brahin Weinblatt, Great-Grandmother
HM: Phyllis Matthews Ziller, MLIS, Finding Sarah
HM: Kenneth R. Castle, PhD, They are Calling to You