Tuesday, August 20, 2013


It's time to start thinking about the Fifth Annual Great Genealogy Poetry

Wow, I can't believe it's been five years since the first one.

This year I'm really giving everyone a lot of lead time.  As in the past , I'll
be posting the links to the submissions on Thanksgiving Day, which this
year falls on Thursday, November 27th. Deadline for submissions will be
a week before, on Thursday, November 20th. That gives everyone three
months from today to find (or write) and share their poem or song. If you
find one long before that deadline, you can post it on your blog now if you
wish, just don't forget to send me the link to it before November 20th!
These 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.)

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.

There you have it, and with three months to work with, I'm hoping that gives
everyone plenty of time to take part this year!


  1. Thanks for hosting this challenge!

  2. Bill, Here is my entry for the 5th Poetry Challenge:

  3. Here's my entry: