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Monday, September 10, 2018

ANNOUNCING THE TENTH ANNUAL GREAT GENEALOGY POETRY CHALLENGE

It's time to start thinking about a post for the Tenth Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge!
Hard to believe I've been doing this for ten years now.

As in the past, I'll be posting the links to the submissions on Thanksgiving Day,which this year falls on Thursday, November 22nd. Deadline for submissions will be a week before, on Thursday, November 15th. That gives everyone  two months to find (or write) and share their poem or song. If you find one long before that deadline (as I have) you can post it on your blog now, but don't forget to send me the link to it before November 15th!

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 15th
and I'll publish all links to the entries on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd!

5. 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. You have two months to find your poem and post it to your
blogs. I will be waiting to see what you come up with this year!

4 comments:

Janice Brown said...

Excellent Bill, I'm going to participate this year. I have my post pre-written and I will give you the link when it publishes on November 1st :)

genealogylizgauffreau said...

I will participate as well. If there's poetry involved, I'm there!

HoneyBee said...

I found this challenge on Genealogy Bloggers, and I thought it would fun to participate. Thank you. Here is my link. https://talesofafamily.blog/2018/11/02/in-reference-to-her-children/#more-14973

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here is my post for 2018. Not too creative, but a poem that I've always loved and took on new meaning.https://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com/2018/11/tenth-annual-great-genealogy-poetry-challenge/