- The Indomitable David Conger Abbott by Jim Walton (Sacramento, California)
- Thomas Thompson Shaffner: A Pioneer Story by Martha Teeter (Davis, California)
- Pushing Up Daisies by Kim Chambers (Townsville, Queensland, Australia)
The stories will be published in the Preserves digital periodical, one per issue with the author's permission. The Society appreciates all of the individuals who entered the contest and shared their family history stories. Everybody, please keep writing about your ancestors - it's the way to bring them to life!
About the Contest
The purpose of the contest was to foster interest in telling the stories relating the experiences of your family. Root Cellar accepted factual articles about family or local history, character sketches, or memoirs. The contest was open to members and non–members alike. Again this year, we have had submissions from across the nation, as well as overseas.
Prizes included one-year's membership to the Ancestry.com World Explorer; Family Tree Maker 2012 software; one-year's membership to Fold3; admissions to the Root Cellar Spring Seminar and Society memberships.
Acknowledgement: Root Cellar thanks Ancestry.com and Fold3 for their generous donations.
If you have any questions, contact the Preserves Editor.