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2014 GENEii Family History Writers Contest Winners

By Pam Wiedenbeck, SCGS, FCHSC
Coordinator, GENEii Family History Writing Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 GENEii Family History Writers Contest. The Family History Writing Contest honors writers who show mastery in the genres of Memoir and Literary Non-fiction.

223 entries were submitted by 178 authors. This is more than double last year's participation. The response was truly global. 41 of the 50 states were represented, as well as our first submission from Puerto Rico, a United States territory. In addition, we have entries from Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Turkey and various places in the British Isles. For winners, this seems to be a California year with 5 of 12 winners from the Golden State.

Many thanks to all the authors who collectively contributed these 223 entries making this the largest GENEii contest ever. The winning submissions will be published in The Searcher during 2015 and 2016 as indicated below. Winning entries from past years can be found on the SCGS Website.

Note: The Searcher issues cover these dates:
Summer 2015 (July-Sept.); Fall 2015 (Oct-Dec); Winter 2016 (Jan-Mar); Spring 2016 (Apr-June)

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