Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Write a Limerick!!

Is everyone of Irish heritage today?  Well, it's Saturday Night and time for some Genealogy Fun!  

So put on your drin, er, thinking cap, and write a genealogy limerick in honor of St. Patrick's Day, or just for good fun and laughs.  Here's your challenge:

1)  Make up a limerick about genealogy - it should be A-A-B-B-A in rhyme (don't worry about iambic pentameter and all that).

2)  Post in on your own blog, in a comment to this blog, in a Facebook status, or in a Google Plus stream post.

Have fun!  Be creative!  Recite it to your family!  Type it in GREEN!

Here's three of mine:

There was a family named Lamphear
with an unwanted son Devier.
He was adopted by a Smith,
I don't think it was a myth,
his parents identity I would cheer!

(c) Randall J. Seaver, 2012


"Where oh where has my Smith family gone?
Della, Devier, Ranslow and maybe John;
Where oh where can the parents be?
I traced them back to upstate New York,
but they disappeared - woe is me."

Copyright (c) - Randall J. Seaver 


"There once was a genealogist named Tuck,

Who searched for his family named Puck.

He traced them to fair Ireland so green,
And went there with enthusiasm so keen,
But soon found that the records there suck."

Copyright (c) Randall J. Seaver, 2012

Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver


KatieP said...

This is fantastic! Your limericks made me laugh out loud. I'm inspired!

Dawn Watson said...

Hi-larious! Thanks for posting these.

Judy G. Russell, CG said...

There once was a blogger JR
Much more German than Irish by far,
No corned beef nor hash,
Nor St Paddy's Day bash,
But sure Ireland "ist wunderbar!"

Taco said...

There once was a blogger named Randy
whose blog posts were quite neat 'n dandy
you all will agree
that it's easy to see
a lot of them might come in handy

Jo Graham (images past) said... Here's mine! Jo

Greta Koehl said...

Thanks for the enjoyable SNGF! Mine is at

Jane said...

There once was a searcher named Jane,
Whose ancestors caused quite a pain,
They hid and they hid,
No matter what she did,
'Twas enough to drive her insane!