WE NEED MORE ARTICLES ON YOUR ROBESON COUNTY CONNECTIONS
- ROBESON COUNTY HERITAGE BOOK
"WRITING ADDITIONAL ARTICLES CAN BE DONE FREE!"
"NO PURCHASE REQUIRED!"
"Where there is a will, there is a way!"
February 11th, 2002
Attention: All Descendants of Robeson County Families
Please help us out! We are asking if you would write some additional
article(s) on your Robeson County ancestors for the Robeson County Heritage
Book Project. Our goal is to have as many of the early Robeson County
families represented in articles as we can.
The publisher originally told us that only two articles per household could
be published free and any article above that would have to be paid for.
But we have found a way to get around that rule!
Find someone in your family, i.e. your brothers, sisters, sons, daughters,
cousins, etc?. [just as long as they do not live at your same address] who
will agree to allow you to submit additional articles under their names.
We call this "FARMING IT OUT"! You will still get credit for writing the
article, and the article will be published "Free"! [see guidelines below].
Just follow these simple rules: Write your article, then under submitter:
put the name and address of submitter [check with them first before you
submit article]. Then, under "Sources" you put "Article researched and
compiled by your name and mailing address. By doing additional articles
this way then we will: 1) still fall within the publisher's guidelines, 2)
be able to put more family articles in the book, and 3) Other researchers
will contact you directly since you list your name and address as being the
person who researched and compiled the article.
I personally am submitting quite a few articles under my sisters and
brothers names, I would like a commitment from you to do the same.
THE FINAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING FAMILY ARTICLES IS MARCH 15TH, 2002!
Please have your articles post marked by March 15th, 2002. If possible
please mail them well before that date. This will be the final deadline
because we are required to ship all of the family articles to the publisher
by the end of March, 2002. This will insure a Christmas delivery.
The Robeson County Heritage Book will be printed professionally and bound
in a beautiful 9 X 12 inch hard back cover.
Articles are published "Free" [see guidelines below], and you do not have
to purchase a book to put an article in.
Article qualifications: The main subject of your article was here in
Robeson County at sometime during his or her life [i.e., born, died,
married or resided within the county]. This is a limited opportunity so
don't miss the boat!
You may submit in one of two different ways as follows:
You may submit two 500 word articles with one photo each [at least one of
the two articles has to be of a subject born, married, died, or resided in
Robeson Co NC before 1850]. The other article can be of a subject born,
married, died or resided in Robeson Co NC anytime after 1850.
One article at 1000 words and two photos [the main subject of the article
has to have been born, married, died or resided in Robeson Co NC before
If your article(s) are longer or you have more photos that the allowance,
the cost is only 10 cents per extra word and $12.50 per extra photo. As you
can see this is very reasonable.
You are allowed to have your article(s) published free [see above for
guidelines]. If you have other articles, or would like to write additional
articles, please contact me directly at:
SAWESTGTWY@... -or- Sam_West@...
Or call me [Sam West] between 9:00pm and 10:00pm eastern time at:
Writing directions for your articles are as follows:
Double space and please write in a narrative form. No genealogy charts or
tabulars materials can be printed.
2) BODY OF ARTICLE [NARRATIVE OR FLOWING STORY FORM]
3) SUBMITTED BY: [NAME & ADDRESS OF SUBMITTER ? your sibling,
children, cousin, etc?.]
4) SOURCES [Article researched and compiled by your name and
5) CAPTION: [TO PHOTOS IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING - EIGHT WORD LIMIT]
6) WORD COUNT: [COMPUTERIZED OR ACTUAL]
NOTE: When you do the word count only count the words in the Body of the
All photos should be glossy copies [Please do not send computer scans or
zeroxed photos, and also do not send your original]. If you want your
photo back then put a label on the back with your name and address, and
also include a self addressed and stamped envelope for the return.
Please check brochure for other details. Click here to check brochure.
Mail all articles and orders to:
Robeson County Heritage Book Committee
PO Box 2292
Lumberton, NC 28359
Thanks for your time, and we look forward to hearing from you "soon"!