. . . and departing leave behind us, footprints in the sands of time.
-The Psalm of Life by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


You and your family are important to the Prince Edward County Genealogical Society.
We cordially invite you to participate in the publication of our Prince Edward County Heritage Book.
  1. Who is eligible to participate?
    1. Present residents of Prince Edward County.
    2. Former residents of Prince Edward County.
    3. Those with roots in Prince Edward County.
  2. How much may I submit, and what is the cost?
    1. Each household is encouraged to send in 500 words of their family genealogy history and one picture. OR
    2. If your ancestors were in Prince Edward County by or before 1850, you may submit a 1000 word pioneer genealogy/history and two photographs.
    3. Additional words are 10¢ per word. Extra photos are $12.50. Double wide or double deep photos are also $12.50 additional.
    4. Abbreviations/numbers above five letters equal two words, and punctuation does not affect this.
  3. What can I write?
    1. Ancestors.
      1. Why and when they came to Prince Edward County.
      2. Dates and locations of birth, marriages, death and burial.
      3. Family stories.
    2. Yourself and your family.
      1. Childhood, school days, and other events.
      2. Jobs, residences, hobbies and pasttimes.
  4. Topical articles (to be used at book committee discretion).
    1. Histories of churches, clubs, and organizations.
      1. Each allowed 250 words & one photo.
      2. Additional photos see Paragraph II.C.
    2. Communities and major topics. (Ask committee for details.)
    3. Military service biographical sketch.
      1. Each allowed 100 words and 1 photo.
      2. Additional photo; see Paragraph II.C.
  5. Article format.
    1. Double-space type or word processing on bond paper. We cannot accept articles which are typed in ALL CAPS. Upper and lower case must be used! We will also accept text on diskettes, using MS Word or Word Perfect. A hard copy must be included.
    2. Include at end of article:
      1. Word count.
      2. Sources, if available.
      3. Name, address, and phone number of story submitter. Also include name, address, phone number of compiler if different.
      4. Caption to appear with photograph (see paragraph VI.C).
      5. A list of all names, last, first, maiden or middle, please, typed on a separate sheet of paper & stapled to your story. (see par. IX.)
  6. Photograph directions.
    Note: Do not submit original irreplaceable photos! We make every effort to return them, but cannot be responsible for loss or damage!
    1. Types and size.
      1. Glossy photos are best! Black and white are preferred, but we accept 35mm color and studio quality prints. Laser copies do not reproduce well, so please don't submit them! We will accept .jpg or .tif photos on a separate diskette or CD. Please also send a glossy print of the photo. If submitting digitized scanned images , please scan at 300 dpi to preserve image quality. A glossy print of your photo must also be included.
      2. The following are not acceptable: Xerox® copies, negatives or faded Polaroids.
      3. Any size up to 8" x 10".
      4. All photos will be reduced to one column - 2.5" wide x 1.75" high, with standard cropping as a bust shot. You must pay extra, as detailed in II.C., for larger sizes.
    2. Identification.
      1. Place a return address label with telephone number on the back or (not as desirable) print this information lightly with soft lead pencil on back of photo.
      2. Include stamped, self-addressed envelope.
    3. Captions.
      1. Limited to 10 words or less.
      2. Type at end of article.
  7. Writing assistance.
    1. Contact committee members.
    2. Attend our writing workshop.
  8. Restrictions.
    1. Articles cannot harm or embarrass another individual.
    2. No genealogical charts or tabular material can be used.
  9. Index.
    Please help prepare an every name index: List last, first, maiden or middle names. Type on a separate sheet of paper and staple to your story.
  10. No email submissions. Sorry!
Click to print the order form.
ORDER FORM Deadline: January 18, 2008