Anyone may submit an entry. Nonmembers of MSOG pay a submission fee of $10.
Deadline is 1 August 2018. Submit to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Confirmation of receipt will be sent. Only original (not previously published) material may be submitted.
Entries cover Massachusetts family history and genealogy, including those who came from Massachusetts or left Massachusetts to settle elsewhere.
Entries outline no more than 3 generations of a family and may not contain vital data on living people.
Entries may be a family study, tell an interesting story, or provide a solution to a genealogical problem.
Entries must include sources for every fact.
Responsibility for accuracy of content remains with the author.
Permissions must be obtained for all photographs, artwork, and “substantial portions” of secondary sources.
Register style for genealogical compilation 12-page maximum, including footnotes
12-point Times New Roman font
Register style or the citation format in MASSOG for citation style. A judging committee, using blind judging, will select the winners based on accuracy of documentation and clarity of interpretation.
Winners agree to be published in
MASSOG. Winners to be announced at the 2018 MSOG Annual Meeting.
Online guidelines at
Register style at; https://www.americanancestors.org/ Click on Browse > Browse Publications > The NEHG Register > then submission guidelines > Writing guidelines. Download a Register-style template. Helpful references:
Guide to Genealogical Writing by Penelope L. Stratton and Henry B. Hoff
Chicago Manual of Style Contact the editor at
for questions. MASSOG@msoginc.org See the
Writing Contest Full Rules for 2018.