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Dallas writing contest spotlights genealogical works

The Dallas Genealogical Society 2013 Writing Contest for original material is an opportunity to preserve some of your family history and receive recognition for your work.
BY SHARON BURNS Modified: August 3, 2013 at 7:11 pm •  Published: August 5, 2013
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The Dallas Genealogical Society 2013 Writing Contest for original material is an opportunity to preserve some of your family history and receive recognition for your work.

The society's goal is to preserve Dallas history; however, subject matter may range beyond the Dallas city and county geographic area as specified:

• Basic and advanced methodologies and case studies emphasizing an approach to a problem are not limited by geography

• Family histories and genealogies must be linked to North Texas including those families who came from or left to settle elsewhere in Texas

• Historically interesting events in North Texas must include a connection with a local family

• Histories of ethnic or military groups, or of neighborhoods and houses, must be specific to North Texas.

North Texas is defined as the area that includes northern counties along the Red River from Fannin to Hardeman Counties, eastern counties from Fannin to Limestone Counties, southern counties from Limestone to Runnels Counties, western counties from Runnels to Hardeman Counties, with all interior counties within these boundaries; also counties which were include in the pre-Republic boundaries of Nacogdoches.

Source citations are required and must conform to the guidelines in “Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace” by Elizabeth Shown Mills.

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