Thursday, September 3, 2015

ISFHWE Announces Winners of the 2015 Excellence-in-Writing Competition


Members of the Pima County Genealogy Society are among the winners of the ISFHWE Excellence-in-Writing Competition for the third year running!

 

Press Release – September 4, 2015
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, PLCGSMarried to the Army
2nd: Maureen Wlodarczyk – Grazia Fucci Lipari
3rd: George G. Morgan – Managing Your Speaking Engagements
HM: Sherri 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Category 4 – Unpublished Authors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Category 5 – Unpublished Material/Published Authors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, CGEvidence 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, MLISFinding Sarah 
HM: Kenneth R. Castle, PhDThey are Calling to You

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