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Monday, April 8, 2013

Genealogy Submission

Anyone interested in recording personal history can enter the 2013 Reminiscent Writing Contest. There is no entry fee. Any story that does not embarrass or harm anyone may be entered.

This year's theme is "What I’ve Discovered and Didn’t Know About My Ancestors". Entering a story into this contest helps you to create a family treasure for yourself and others.


Stories must be typed, double-spaced, and have no more than 1000 words or four pages. Use a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, email address and the name of your story. Do NOT put your name on any pages of your story. You can turn in your story anytime on or before December 30, 2013.

The winner will be announced at the 2014 Reminiscent Reading Program. The first place winner will receive $25. All participants receive a copy of the book containing all of the stories.

For more information, call the SWLA Geanealogical and Historical Library (337) 721-7110. You can also email them gen@calcasieu.lib.la.us or visit www.calcasieulibrary.org You can also visit the library at 411 Pujo Street, Downtown Lake Charles.

18 comments:

Aurora Smith said...

Ohh, that's super cool!

Mary Aalgaard said...

A great way to motivate people to learn more about their family history.

Play off the Page

Bethie said...

working on mine. What stories to tell! Sorry I missed yall at BWG.

Jai said...

That sounds like it would be very interesting.

Dana Martin said...

Excellent! Will pass this info. along to my writers group!

Dana
Waiter, drink please!

Mel Chesley said...

That's a cool contest! Very nice. Dropping by to return the favor of your visit. :)

Mel at Writings Musings and Other Such Nonsense

Tracey Glass said...

This sounds like a fun contest. I might have to consider giving it a try.

Thanks for sharing.

Tracey

Julia King said...

That's an awesome idea. I have done some geneology work in my day. It is fun to get to know the people that I came from. However, my dad has worked on most of it. Now that he is retired, he has his fair share of time on his hands. Plus, it is important to him religiously speaking, me too.

Burkester said...

Hey can anyone enter? I live in the UK and my mum has some AMAZING stories about her ancestors as she has just started searching! We'd love to share too! x

Marti said...

I made a genealogy memory book for my daughter. I loved doing the research. I think I would like to share some of what I found. Thanks for visiting on A-Z

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

My passion is genealogy and I've written already on several branches. Have many more branches to go. Thank you for stopping by!! I enjoyed your A to Z!!

Liz said...

One of these days I'll do some digging into the family history...

Jaimie said...

What a great idea! Someday I'd love to write down my family's history. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jaimie
Living in the Light
A to Z Ambassador

Kathy Skinner (Kat) said...

Sounds like a great writing assignment! I look forward to visiting your blog again soon!

Thanks for visiting my blog at
http://katsretirementjourney.blogspot.com/

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Sounds great.

Sylvia Ney said...

Burkester - Yes, of course you may enter! Just send your submission to their email and they will contact you when a winner is announced. Good luck!

Ann Hinds said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, Completely California. I may not have found yours in the very long list. I have been reading through your posts and this looks promising. I wrote several stories for the Family History Writing Challenge in February so already have a starting place. I can see that I need to follow you. Thanks for all the great info.

http://completelycalifornia.blogspot.com/
http://rheayeakleygenealogy.blogspot.com/

Rita A. said...

This is great information. I'll have to go through my lists of ancestors.