Thursday, October 09, 2014


Just a friendly reminder about the Sixth Annual Great Genealogy Poetry
Challenge! Deadline for your blogpost submissions is Thursday, November
20th and I'll be posting the list of links here on Thanksgiving Day which
this year is Thursday, November 27th.

Here once again are the Challenge rules:
1. Find a poem by a local poet, famous or obscure, from the region
one of your ancestors lived in. It can be about an historical event, a
legend, a person, or even about some place (like a river)or a local
animal. It can even be a poem you or one of your ancestors have written!
0r if you prefer, post the lyrics of a song or a link to a video of someone
performing the song. 

2. Post the poem or song to your blog (remembering to cite the source
where you found it.).  If you wish to enter an older post, you may as long

as long as it has not appeared here in an earlier Poetry Challenge.
3.Tell us how the subject of the poem or song relates to your ancestor's
home or life, or the area of the country where they lived.

4.Submit your post's link here to me by midnight Thursday, November 20th
and I'll publish all links to the entries on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th!

If  you submit a humorous poem or song that will be entered under the
"Willy Puckerbrush" division. Willy was the late geneablogger Terry
Thornton's alias for some humorous posts and comments.

The deadline is about a month and a half away, so there's plenty of time
still to find that poem. I've already received several blogpost links, and
I hope you'll add more to them,


BeNotForgot said...

Thanks for doing this again, cousin Bill . . . here is one from me . . . 1850 :: The Census Taker . . . hoping / planning to do at least one more . . .

Pam Carter said...

This my entry for this year's challenge.

John said...

Here's my entry for this year, celebrating my wife's Scottish ancestry

BeNotForgot said...

Here is an Ode to Job . . . he is my 10th great-grandpa . . .

BeNotForgot said...

Here is another . . . Howl fir tree for the cedar is fallen. . . .