Saturday, September 21, 2019


It's that time of year again! Time to start thinking about a post for the Eleventh Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge!

As in the past, I'll be posting the links to the submissions on Thanksgiving Day,which this year falls on Thursday, November 28th. So the deadline for submissions will be a week before, on Thursday, November 21st. 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 November21st

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  in a comment or send me an emaill  

by midnight Thursday, November 21st and I'll publish all links to the entries 
on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th

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!


Donna Hansen Peterson said...

I think I will do it this year. Thanks for the early warning.

Dorene from Ohio said...

Bill...This is an old post, but it is dedicated to the pioneers of Sandusky.
From Dorene Paul

Lori Thornton said...

This poem set in Hampton, New Hampshire mentions my ancestor Stephen Bachiler, although the poem lacks historical accuracy.

Anonymous said...


My poem for this year.

Janice Brown at Cow Hampshire

Linda Stufflebean said...

Hi Bill, Here is my post for this year's challenge:

Allen Rizzi said...

Hi Bill - Here's a poem by me written a couple of years ago and posted to my blog. It relates to my grandfather who was raised in Anaconda, Montana and learned much from the Blackfoot Indian Tribe. I wrote it in Siksika and then translated it back to English. There is also a link to an audio version.

June said...

Bill here is my entry for the 2019 Poetry Contest.

Lacie Madison said...

Here is my contribution for this year.
My post

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