The prizes for the Genealogist award for young people were presented at the FFHS
Conference "A flight of Yesterdays" on Saturday 28th August.
S&N sponsored the award presenting the
Federation with cheques for £2000. This
enabled the competition to be publicised
at family history events.
family histories will always be in the
hands of a new generation of
genealogists and it's up to all of us to encourage them.
Susan and Nigel Bayley of S&N
presenting the first prize to Jonathan Kettle.
First prize winners received a cheque
from the Federation for £100 plus £200 in
S&N vouchers. The second prize was a cheque for £50 plus £50 in S&N vouchers and the
third prize winners received
a vcheque for £25 plus £10 of S&N vouchers.
The winning entries could be viewed at the conference. A high standard of work was achieved by all ages.
Under 14 Category
1st Prize Lauren Steele age 11
2nd Prize Charli Watkins age 13
3rd prize Lucy Goldsmith age 8
Over 14 Category
1st prize went Jonathan Kettle age 16
2nd prize Ieuan Wyn-Jones age 16
3rd Andrew Crawford age 18
They had to submit a story of 300-500
words about their family history with
pedigree trees, certificates and photographs. The work had to be entirely
their own and validated by a teacher.
Entrants had to write a story about a character or
family history event that was of interest to them.