The 89th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy asks us to compose a poem that tells of our family history. It can rhyme, not rhyme, be funny, serious, illustrated or not. It is however suppose to be appropriate as an introduction for a book or a video.
There have been some significant changes in the Carnival of Genealogy and the entries accepted. Because there are so many genealogy blogs now, Jasia has limited the number of articles she will print to each edition of the COG. She has also would like to keep the COG "upscale." There are over 800 blogs and I can totally understand her decisions. I had fun writing this little ditty. I will enter it, and see what happens. Even if it doesn't make it into the the COG, I am able to share it with you here. Hope you enjoy!
Introducing: My Family History
If I may, let me introduce to you
A bit of history and genealogy too.
This book will explain what I have learned
and why my passion continues to burn.
From Norwegian descent I mainly derive
I have been studying how I came alive.
Blom, Westby, Jonsen and Johansen too
Are a few of the surnames that brought me to you.
Trysil, Lier, Kragaro and more
A few places in Norway I have explored.
Nordic heritage, language and religion
Have all been a part of this, my mission.
Stemming both from rich and poor
My ancestors seemed to really want more.
They came to America with the big dream
Of living their lives in a land supreme.
Settling in Minnesota, Pennsylvania and all
These families grew as some were to recall.
Norwegian language stayed with my grandparents
Descendants there after... it wasn't apparent.
The documents I've uncovered, pictures too
Will be shared with everyone of you.
There are some surprises both happy and sad
If you don't read this, you'll wish you had!
Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!