[APG Public List] genealogy writing competitions

vctinney at sbcglobal.net vctinney at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 20 22:49:41 MST 2010

I hesitate to write concerning genealogy
writing competitions, since my resources
may not seem immediate to the subject.
Nevertheless, I have recently updated
Accelerated Teacher Resources

Two items which may be of great interest;
in having a scholarly "sandbox", which can
be revised and revisited, and internationally
peer reviewed, by the worldwide genealogy
and family history professional organizations.
AT THE SAME TIME, to establish permanent
immediate recognition within higher education;
which can subsequently be published in select
local, regional and various national-international
genealogy writing competitions.

First: Listed under sub section
Communications & Teacher Education
.. . .
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and Building Communities
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of freesoftware 
tools to help.
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educational material made
of small knowledge chunks called modules
that can be organized as courses, books,
reports, etc. Anyone may view or 
authors create and collaborate; instructors
rapidly build 
and share custom collections;
learners find and explore content.

Noted article quote:
A Grand Challenge for the Humanities
and Social 
.. . . 

"Creating this integrated, networked cultural
will require intensive collaboration
among scholars as well as cooperation with
librarians, curators, and archivists; the
involvement of experts in the 
sciences, law,
business, and entertainment; and active
participation from and 
endorsement by
the general public.  Enabling anything like
seamless access to the 
cultural record
will require developing tools to navigate
among vast catalogs of 
born-digital and
digitized materials, as well as the records
of physical 
materials: it will also require
addressing daunting problems in digital
preservation, copyright, and economic
sustainability. The return on this 
will be a humanities and social science
cyberinfrastructure that will 
allow new
questions to be asked, new patterns
and relations to be discerned, and 
structures in language, society, and culture
to be exposed and 

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Respectfully yours,

Tom Tinney, Sr.
Who's Who in America,
Millennium Edition [54th] through 2004
Who's Who In Genealogy and Heraldry, [both editions]
Family Genealogy & History Internet Education Directory

From: "jfonkert at aol.com" <jfonkert at aol.com>
To: billiefogarty at aol.com; apgpubliclist at apgen.org
Sent: Wed, January 20, 2010 5:02:52 PM
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] genealogy writing competitions

Thank you to all who have shared information about genealogy writing competitions.  When I posted my question, I had intended to mention that the Minnesota Genealogical Society, in cooperation with the Yankee Genealogical Society, sponsored its first writing competition in 2009.  Details on the 2010 Michael Clark Writing Competiton will be announced in the next month or so.  Meanwhile, I look forward to hearing about other competitions sponsored by local, regional or state societies.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Billiefogarty <billiefogarty at aol.com>
To: jfonkert <jfonkert at aol.com>; apgpubliclist at apgen.org
Sent: Wed, Jan 20, 2010 8:59 am
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] genealogy writing competitions

Oklahoma Genealogical Society has an annual Family Story Writing Contest.  Anyone may enter and the family story does not have to be about Oklahoma ancestors.  Details are online at www.okgensoc.org.  The panel of judges prepare written comments along with the score sheet.
Billie Stone Fogarty
4509 N. Classen Blvd, Suite 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
billiefogarty at aol.com
Affiliations: Association of Professional Genealogists Board of Directors, Oklahoma Genealogical Society Board of Directors, Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors, Genealogical Speakers Guild, International Society Family History Writers & Editors, National Genealogical Society
In a message dated 01/19/10 19:21:34 Central Standard Time, jfonkert writes:
> >>
>Hello from Minnesota.  I am preparing an article encouraging genealogy researchers to write research reports.  I want to encourage people to be brave enough to submit their writing for peer review.  I am aware of competitions sponsored by NGS, ASG and ISFHWE, but would like to know about genealogy writing competitions sponsored by other regional, statewide or national organizations.  If you know of a competition, please let me (and others) know.  Among other things, I would be interested to know if a competition provides written comments to entrants.
>Jay Fonkert, CG
>>Saint Paul, MN
>>Member, Association of Professional Genealogists
>>(professional profile at www.apgen.org)
>>Member, Genealogical Speakers Guild
>(professional profile at http://www.genealogicalspeakersguild.org/)
>CG (Certified Genealogist) is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified associates after periodic competency evaluations.
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