The Chicago Genealogical Society is currently holding a Writing Contest for 2017–2018. The contest is designed to encourage those with a Chicago connection in their family history to share their genealogical research in narrative format. Submissions may be either a family history that covers three to four generations, or a personal history about life in Chicago, and must demonstrate proper use of genealogical methodology, techniques, and sources. The contest is open to CGS members and non-members alike.
Entries will be accepted April 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. A panel of our readers will judge the submissions based on quality of writing, originality of research, and range of sources consulted and award cash prizes for First, Second, and Third place. Winners will be announced by April 1, 2018, and the winning stories will be published in Chicago Genealogist, the CGS quarterly members’ magazine.