Celebrating Family History, An Anthology of Prize-winning Stories sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society


Family history preserves the everyday details of personalities and family interactions. What did it feel like to be Grandma? What did the world look like through her eyes? This anthology demonstrates the variety of ways in which family history can be recorded and preserved. If you have a family story to tell, this book will inspire you to take the plunge and start writing. The stories in this anthology were taken from the first five years of the Southern California Genealogical Society's Family History Writing Contest. In those years, hundreds of stories were submitted from all across the U.S., Canada, and seven other countries. These human-interest stories were so interesting that they deserved a wider audience. This book is the result. Character sketches, stories of local color, tales of emigrants and pioneers, memoirs, humor, and much more fill these pages. This book is a pleasure to read, so get comfy, relax, and enjoy these remarkable, often touching, sometimes amazing, real-life, family-history stories.


Beth Maltbie Uyehara


(2005), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 284 pp.

ISBN: 9780788440847