Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:
The challenge this week is to find out if any of your ancestors, or their siblings (your cousins!), were born on your birth date?
1) What is your birth date (not the year, only month and day)?
2) Review your records, or use your genealogy management program to create a list of persons in your database born on your birth date. Are any of them your ancestors, or siblings of your ancestor? Tell us how you figured it out too.
3) List one or more of those born on your birth date in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or on Facebook or Google+.
1) My birth date is 23 October.
2) I created a list of all of the persons in my database born on each day of the year, using the Reports > Lists > Birthday and Anniversary List > and selecting birthdays only. This created a 624 page report, but it was easy to scroll quickly down to 23 October on page 518:
There are 63 persons in my database with a birth date of 23 October, but none of my ancestors have that birth date. Some of them are not related to me because I have information about several separate lines, including my wife's, my sons-in-law, other Seaver families, etc. However, many of the persons on the list are my cousins - siblings of an ancestor of mine. I can determine which ones are, and the relationship, by going to the index for the persons in my database, and finding the person, and RootsMagic will tell me the relationship.
There is another way to use RootsMagic to find persons born on a specific birth date. I used the Reports > Lists > On This Day List > and selected only "Family Events." This resulted in a 5 page report that I could peruse but it had births, marriages and deaths on 23 October from 1593 to 1990.
3) From these lists, I found these four that are related to me (there were many more):
* Earliest match: 8th great-granduncle John Wheeler (1608-1611), son of my 9th great-grandparents Thomas Wheeler and his unknown wife.
* Closest match: 2nd cousin twice removed Roy Percy Trembley (1926-1990), son of Percy and Maude (Hunter) Trembley; our common ancestors are my 2nd great-grandparents, James Abraham and Mary Jane (Sovereen) Kemp.
* Closest Seaver (my father's surname) match: 5th cousin 3 times removed Milo Bert Seaver (1887-1978); our common ancestors are my 7th great-grandparents Joseph and Mary (Read) Seaver.
* Closest Carringer (my mother's surname) match: 3rd cousin twice removed Otis Monroe Carringer (1872-1942); our common ancestors are my 4th great-grandparents Martin and Magdalena (Hoax) Carringer.
4) I wonder if any genealogy software program will provide a list of the relationships to a key person in some sort of order for a given birth date. Perhaps some sort of custom report could do it.
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