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Winners of the Annual Ohio Genealogical Society Writing Competition

The Ohio Genealogical Society is proud to announce the winners of its 2015 Writing Contest. Entrants submitted articles for either the Ohio Genealogy News (OGN) or the Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly (OSGQ). The Society would like to congratulate the following authors for their excellent writing. We thank each author who chose to share their expertise and family lines with others by entering the contest. At the discretion of the OGN and OGSQ editors, all entries may be published.

The overall winner is Mari Margaret McLean for her OGSQ article, "Unintended Family History: Thomas Scholfield’s Letter to His Brother." Mari will receive the top prize of $50.

Winners in the OGN category are First Place to Jeremiah Edwards for his article, "War of 1812: 1st Regiment (Edwards’) Ohio Militia." He will receive $25. Second Place goes to Corinne Konecny for her article "Sharing Research, Brick Walls, and DNA." She will receive the $15 prize.

Winners in the OGSQ category are First Place to Ronald Benson for his article "Discovering the Children of Jesse and Sarah (McMillan) Ellis of Northampton, Summit County, Ohio and Georgetown, Ottawa County, Michigan." Ron will receive $25. Second Place also goes to Ron for his article "Was Anthony Carter a French soldier under General Marquis de Lafayette?" He will receive the $15 prize.