Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Just a friendly reminder that there are still two months  left to send your submissions in for the Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge  The deadline is a week before Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 16th. If you find one long before that deadline you can post it on your blog now, but don't forget to send me the link to it before November 16th!
These are the Challenge rules:

1. Find a poem by a  poet, famous or obscure, about 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 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 16th
and I'll publish all links to the entries on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd!

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.


Kristin said...

I have just found some more poetry by my cousin from a newspaper he published from 1917 to 1920 in Montgomery, Alabama. I bet he wrote one that related to Thanksgiving during that time. I will have to look! Glad I saw your reminder.

Michael Davies said...

Hi Bill,

Figured I would also enter a personal poem of mine, inspired by a visit to the World War 1 and 2 memorials in Belgium and France. It was written when I was 14 or 15.