Deadline Extended; Feb. 18, 2011
You and your family are important to the Heritage Book Committee for Forsyth County. We cordially invite you to participate in the publication of our county heritage book.

  1. Who is eligible to participate?
    1. Present residents of Forsyth County.
    2. Former residents of Forsyth County.
    3. Those with roots in Forsyth 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 photograph. (Heading, “submitted by” and source information are not part of the word count ... only the body of the article!) -- or --
    2. If your ancestors were in Forsyth County by or before 1860, you may submit a 1000 word pioneer genealogy/history and 2 photographs.
    3. Additional words are 0.10¢ per word. Extra photos are $12.50 each. 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 Forsyth 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 and one photo(s).Churches or clubs over 100 years old may submit a total of 500 words!
      2. Additional photos see Paragraph II.C.
    2. Communties and major topics. (Ask committee for details.)
    3. Military service biographical sketch.
      1. Each allowed 100 words and 1 photo(s).
      2. Additional photo; see Paragraph II.C.
  5. Article format.
    1. Double-space type or word processing on plain white paper. We cannot accept articles which are typed in ALL CAPS. Upper and lower case must be used! We will accept text on CD or through an email attachment using MS Word or Word Perfect format. We will also accept a hard copy of the written article.
    2. Include at end of article:
      1. Word count.
      2. Sources, if available
      3. Name, address, and story submitter. Also include name, address, phone number of compiler if different.
      4. Caption to appear with photograph (see Paragraph V.C.)
      5. A list of all names, last, first, maiden, or middle, please, typed on a separate sheet of paper and stapled to your story. (see Paragraph IX.)
  6. Photograph directions.
    Note: Do not submit original irreplaceable photos! Please send them in flat (do not bend) mailers.
    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 do not submit them! We will accept .jpg or .tif photos on a separate diskette or CD. 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 with soft lead pencil on back of photo.
      2. Include stamped, self-addressed envelope large enough for your photos.
    3. Captions.
      1. Limited to 10 words or less.
      2. Type at end of article.
  7. Writing Assistance
    1. Contact committee members.
    2. Sample GA County Heritage books will be available for viewing in the Headquarters of the Historical Society of Forsyth County or the Bell Research Center at the Historical Cumming Schoolhouse located at 101 School Street in Cumming, GA.
  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. We accept email submissions! You are welcome to mail material to the Historical Society of Forsyth County, PO Box 1334, Cumming, GA 30028. You can also drop off your submissions and/or orders at the Headquarters of the Historical Society of Forsyth County, 101 School St, Cumming, GA ORDER FORM DEADLINE: DEC. 31, 2010
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