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The 2021 Minnesota Genealogical Society Writing Competition is now closed for entries. Please check this space for news of next year's contest.

Family History Writing Competition

Do you have a story to tell? Have you found a solution to a family mystery?
Enter the MGS Family History Writing Competition!

Entries may be:

  • Problem-solving Research
  • Family Story

The winner in each of these two categories will receive a certificate, and will be invited to submit the winning entry for publication in the Minnesota Genealogist quarterly journal.

Download more information here.

Questions? Contact: writingcontest@mngs.org


  • Email the entry, no later than 1 July 2021, to: writingcontest@mngs.org
  • Each entry has two components: 
    • a cover sheet, and 
    • narrative text and any footnotes.


Earliest date on which entries may be submitted: April 1, 2021

Deadline for entries to be submitted: July 1, 2021

Competition winners are notified on or before: September 1, 2021

Award certificates will be presented at the MGS North Star Genealogy Conference, October 1-2, 2021, or mailed to winners.

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