Gray Creek book nabs family history award

A Gray Creek author’s autobiography has been awarded third prize in the BC Genealogical Society’s Family History Book Awards for 2013.

A Gray Creek author’s autobiography has been awarded third prize in the BC Genealogical Society’s Family History Book Awards for 2013.

Tom Lymbery’s Tom’s Gray Creek: A Kootenay Lake Memoir was chosen for recognition among nine nominees. The book traces the community from its earliest days until the end of the Second World War.

“I am very pleased to receive this award but so much credit needs to go to editor Frances Roback,” Lymbery said. “She has made the book what it is with her careful selection of photos with captions and sidebars.”

First place went to Evelyn Sangster Benson for A Century in a Small Town: One Family’s Stories and second to Mack Bryson for A Cowboy’s Life: Memories of a Western Cowboy in an Empire of Grass.

The Family History Book Awards are presented annually to encourage family history research and writing in and about BC families.

Last year, Sam McBride’s The Bravest Canadian, Fritz Peters, VC: The Making of a Hero of Two World Wars won top honours. Peters had family ties to West Kootenay. McBride, his grandnephew, lives in Trail.

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