- The California Genealogical Society (CGS) is presenting an interesting live program inspired by genealogy TV series such as “Who Do You Think You Are?” and the upcoming Genealogy Roadshow: CGS experts researched the genealogy of three local celebrities and will present their ancestral stories in an evening event called “Their Roots Are Showing,” Oct. 26 at a local theater. Tickets cost $50, which also includes a silent auction. Learn more from the CGS press release and purchase tickets here.
- The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) announced the winners of its 2013 Excellence in Writing competition. The society awarded first, second and third place and honorable mentions to writers of genealogy columns, articles, newsletters, unpublished stories and essays, and unpublished material by published authors. You can see all the winners listed here—congratulations!
If you’ve been looking for a good reason to polish up the family history stories you’ve begun working on, here you go: ISFHWE’s 2014 writing competition opens Oct. 1. Details coming soon on ISFHWE’s website.
Have a great Labor Day weekend, everyone!