The winners are:
Congratulations to all the winners!
Category I: Newspaper Columns
1st: Stefani Evans
"Woman's suspicious death remains a mystery"
Home News, Henderson, Nevada
January 4-10, 2008
2nd: Julie Miller, CGSM
"Postcards from heaven"
Broomfield Enterprise, Broomfield, Colorado
September 7, 2008
3rd: James Beidler
"Google searches bring interesting, and different, results"
Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
August 25, 2008
Category II: Published Articles
1st: Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak
"The Man (or Woman) Who Would Be King"
Ancestry Magazine, September/October 2008
2nd: J.H. Fonkert, CGSM
"In Search of Early Dutch Settlers in Minnesota"
Minnesota Genealogist, Spring 2008
3rd: Schelly Talalay Dardashti
"When oral history meets genetics"
The Jerusalem Post, March 28, 2008 (print/online)
Category III: Original Research Story
1st: Phyllis Matthews Ziller
"Finding Facts to Support a Family Tradition"
2nd: Linda Coffin
"Great-Uncle Andrew: The Murderer in the Family Closet"
3rd: Pamela Lyons Brinegar, CGSM
"The Search of Isaac Murphy's Parents"
Category IV: Want-to-Be Writer/Columnist
1st: Linda McMeniman
"A Brooklyn of my Mind"
2nd: Carolyn Miller
"If the Shue/Schue Fits: Identifying the father of Brinton Hiram Miller (1906-1980) of Adams County, Pennsylvania"
It was a very nice birthday present for me, although I couldn't be there in person! In the 2008 competition, Megan and I were also honored in the same category.
For more information on the ISFHWE, click here.