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FYI: Keffer Writing Contest 2012

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

As you may be aware, the Keffer Writing Contest 2012—which is open to all Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) members—is accepting essays up until 01 November 2012.

As it says in the notice on the OGS website, “The purpose of this contest is to recognize unpublished genealogical writing by awarding winning authors with substantial prizes and by publishing their essays in Families. A generous benefaction from Marion Keffer, a long-time OGS member and genealogist par excellence, provides these prizes”.

“Last year, 13 people entered their essays in the contest, and the first four winners won prizes ranging from $100 cash and 2 annual OGS memberships for the first prize, to $25.00 for the fourth-place prize”, says Elizabeth Lapointe, Editor of Families.

To refresh your memory, you can read the rules for entry on page 31 in the August 2012 edition of Families, or online at the OGS website:

Everyone is encouraged to enter.

Send your entry by midnight, Thursday, 01 November 2012, to :

Grace Jewell:

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Lapointe of Families:

Good luck with your essay!