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Welcome to ISFHWE

ISFHWE's primary goal is to encourage excellence in writing and editorial standards in genealogical publishing. This embraces all media, including newspapers, magazines, newsletters, professional journals, books (including compiled family histories), online columns, society and personal Web sites, Web logs (blogs), and broadcast journalism of all sorts.


Columns, the ISFHWE quarterly newsletter, offering information about genealogical events, tips for improving your writing skills, column ideas, and product reviews. It provides an open forum for members to discuss issues of mutual interests. It features articles by journalists, columnists, editors, and other writers, with many useful tips and ideas. Members are encouraged to submit materials for inclusion in the newsletter. Institutions, societies and agencies are invited to subscribe to the newsletter. The quarterly issue is provided to all members and subscribers. Columns is now available in Portable Document Format (.pdf). Download a copy of the September 2010 issue.

Submission Deadlines: Feb. 20 (March issue); May 20 (June issue); August 20 (Sept. issue); Nov. 20 (Dec. issue)

Newsletter Editor: Lauren Maehrlein, New Jersey

Press releases

Please note new mailing address for ISFHWE
PO Box 152987, Cape Coral, FL 33915

2016 Excellence-in-Writing Competition - Information and Online Entry Form
Entries Accepted 1 October 2015 - 15 June 2016

Previous Winners for Excellence-in-Writing Competition

2016 ISFHWE Member Publication Promotion Project

ISFHWE Member Publication Promotion Project - Current/Past Catalogs

Ohio Genealogical Society Writing Competition

Time to RENEW your ISFHWE dues or JOIN!

ISFHWE is a member of the National Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies