SCGS Announces FOLD3:
Remote Access available to members
Now SCGS Members have convenient remote access to US military records as part
of their membership benefits. Features including the stories, photos, and personal
documents of the men and women who served in the US military.
Original records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these
everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On
Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your
own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.
The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the
third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense
of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world. Formally known
as Footnote.com, a social networking site revolving around history and genealogy,
features millions of images of original historical documents available on the
internet for the first time. Footnote.com has partnered with the finest archives
in the United States including the National Archives, FamilySearch (The LDS
Church), and Allen County Public Library.
Winners of the SCGS 2013 GENEii Family History Writers Contest
by Pam Wiedenbeck
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 GENEii Family History Writers Contest!
Many thanks to the 59 authors who collectively contributed 79 entries, making
this the largest GENEii contest ever. All of the winning submissions will be
published in The Searcher during 2014 and 2015 at the editors discretion;
the preliminary dates of publication are indicated below. The submissions will
also appear on the SCGS website after they appear in The Searcher.
Category 1: submissions from 1,000 to 2,000 words
- First Place: "Mom's Life" -- John R. Catsis, Silver City, New
- Second Place: "First the Chicken" -- Joyce Finn, Bluffton, South
- Third Place: "Locked Out" -- DeVonna R. Allison, Burr Oak, Michigan
- Runner Up: "Varrone" -- Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas
- Honorable Mention: "Uncle John Burleson" -- Jim McLaughlin,Kerrville,
- Honorable Mention: "Paw Prints on Combat Soldiers' Hearts" --
Robert R. Robeson, Lincoln, Nebraska
Category 2: submissions under 1,000 words
- First Place: "Ground Zero" -- Jerry Eckert, Vail, Arizona
- Second Place: "November 22" -- Evan Guilford-Blake, Stone Mountain,
- Third Place: "Christmas Kerfluffle" -- Marla F. Jones, Yukon,
- Runner Up: "My Grandfather's Grave" -- Thomas L. Stepp, Columbia,
- Honorable Mention: "A Visit to New Orleans" -- Joyce Roberson,
West Hills, California
- Honorable Mention: "A Mountain Rose" -- Felicia Johnson, Ocklawaha,
Federation of Genealogical Societies presents
Southern California Genealogical Society with Award of
the annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies in Fort Wayne,
SCGS received an Award of Merit "in recognition of their vision in
conference planning and creating year-round benefits for a global audience."
The award, which was presented by FGS president D. Joshua Taylor, was accepted
by SCGS vice president Paula Hinkel on behalf of the Society. "It was such
a wonderful surprise to receive the award. It's very gratifying to know that
the Society's hard work has been recognized by others in the genealogical community."
|Good News! Remote
access to World Vital Records (WVR) has been added to the list of member
benefits of the Southern California
Genealogical Society. Members are able to access this valuable online resource
from home, day or night. Read
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