Saturday, April 15, 2017

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Who in Your Database Has Your Birth Day?

Hey genea-folks, 
it's Saturday Night again, 

 time for more Genealogy Fun!

 


Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:


1) Are
 there persons in your genealogy database that has the same exact birth date that you do?  If so, tell us about him or her - what do you know, and how is s/he related to you?

2)  Are there persons in your database that are your ancestors that share your birth day (but not the year)?   How many, and who are they?

3)  Are there other persons in your database that share your birth day (but not the year)?  How many, and who are they?

4)  For bonus points, how did you determine this?  What feature or process did you use in your software to work this problem out?  I think the Calendar feature probably does it, but perhaps you have a trick to make this work outside of the Calendar function.


5)  Share your answers on your own blog, or on a comment to this post, or on Facebook or google+.  Be sure to leave a link in Comments to your post.

Here's mine:

1)  No one in my database has my exact birth date of 23 October 1943, besides myself.  I expected that. 
  
2)  No known ancestor in my database shares my birth day.  That really surprised me.  I have 47,500 persons in my database (but not everyone has a birth date), and of those about 2,200 are direct-line ancestors of mine.  The odds are that 6 or 7 would be born on any specific day of the year.  I have only one - me! 
  
3)  There are 68 persons in my database with a birth day of 23 October.  Of the 68 with the same birth day, there are only 36 born after 1800, and only 6 in the 20th century.  They are (with birth date, name, and age in parentheses):


23 October 1636 Mary Marvin (381)   
23 October 1657 Jonathan Goodrich (360)   
23 October 1658 Jacob Newell (359)   
23 October 1663 John Warren (354)   
23 October 1666 Ebenezer Nutting (351)   
23 October 1673 William Fletcher (344)   
23 October 1677 Francis Follansbee (340)   
23 October 1679 Paul Fletcher (338)   
23 October 1681 John Rowe (336)   
23 October 1683 Samuel Fletcher (334)   
23 October 1683 Benjamin Craft (334)   
23 October 1691 Sarah Bartlett (326)   
23 October 1697 Susannah Barber (320)   
23 October 1700 Ebenezer Boutwell (317)   
23 October 1706 Ebenezer Davenport (311)   
23 October 1710 Mary Poillon (307)   
23 October 1710 Charles Champlin (307)   
23 October 1715 Bethiah Little (302)   
23 October 1720 Enoch Lewis (297)     
23 October 1726 Samuel Oatley (291)   
23 October 1729 Sissel Andersdtr (288)   
23 October 1735 Joseph Thorne (282)   
23 October 1738 Deborah Winsor (279)   
23 October 1759 William Wood (258)   
23 October 1762 Catharina Fritts (255)     
23 October 1776 Beaulah Seaver (241)   
23 October 1776 Mary Champlin (241)   
23 October 1784 Sarah Ann Bowen (233)   
23 October 1787 Hannah Buck (230)   
23 October 1789 Phoebe Champlin (228)   
23 October 1796 James Lewis (221)   
23 October 1798 Sarah Wade (219)   
23 October 1802 Hannah Lewis (215)   
23 October 1804 Charlotte Seaver (213)   
23 October 1813 Ruth Graham (204)   
23 October 1814 Lawton Wade (203)   
23 October 1815 Roxa Ann Burrell (202)   
23 October 1815 Betsey Perry (202)   
23 October 1822 Albian W. Sever (195)   
23 October 1823 Elmira Knowlton (194)   
23 October 1823 Mary Porter Horton (194)   
23 October 1835 Joseph Champlain Haszard (182)   
23 October 1839 Elizabeth Proctor Harvey (178)   
23 October 1847 Josiah W. Seaver (170)   
23 October 1848 Frank J. Glidden (169)   
23 October 1849 Harriet Ada Carringer (168)   
23 October 1850 Mary Ann Seaver (167)   
23 October 1854 Mary Ellen Sever (163)   
23 October 1854 Susan Rumstay (163)   
23 October 1858 John E. Sullivan (159)   
23 October 1862 William Hyman Green (155)   
23 October 1863 Julia Etta Dill (154)   
23 October 1872 Caroline Stodder Seaver (145)   
23 October 1872 Otis Monroe Carringer (145)   
23 October 1883 Lionel Linwood Sever (134)   
23 October 1887 Milo Bert Seaver (130)   
23 October 1889 Edmond Mathieu (128)   
23 October 1889 Clara Olive Seaver (128)   
23 October 1894 Loriesa Elizabeth "Lurie" Seaver (123)   
23 October 1895 Mae Cordelia Natvig (122)   
23 October 1896 Myrtle Iris Stuckey (121)   
23 October 1899 Irene Louise Seaver (118)   
23 October 1900 Margaret Cecelia Grieser (117)   
23 October 1902 James Darwin Seaver (115)   
23 October 1907 Cyril George Eates (110)   
23 October 1910 Mildred Irene Rodgers (107)   
23 October 1911 Marvin Edward Vaux (106)   
23 October 1926 Roy Percy Trembley (91)
  
4)  In RootsMagic 7, the easiest way for me to do this was to: 
  
*  Go to Reports; then Lists; then Birthday and Anniversary List;  then click on Create Report 
  
*  Select "Birthdays" and "Everyone" in the database, click on Generate Report.  The report created was in date order, and was 710 pages long. 
  
*  Scroll down the report to 23 October, note the names and years, and print out two pages.  Count how many there are, and look for ancestors.

5)  Done!  Fun?  Informative?  

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11 comments:

Lisa Gorrell said...

That wasn't too hard but a lot of fun.

http://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/2017/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-who-in.html

Elizabeth Handler said...

I wrote about two direct ancestors who have my birth date of November 21. See https://frommainetokentucky.blogspot.com/2015/01/closest-to-your-birthday-november-21-52.html.

Interestingly, I recently discovered a second cousin of my husband who shares my exact birth date. I've never known anyone who shared my exact birth date!

Shirley Ann Rankin said...


1. There were 26 baby girls born in California on my birthday.

2. There was only one other baby born with my given name, but she was born 7 years earlier.

3. There were 21 baby boys born in California on my birthday.

Fun Quiz. Thanks, Randy.

Lois Willis said...

I found it easy to create the list in Legacy Family Tree.
https://loiswillis.blog/2017/04/16/sunday-afternoon-genealogy-fun-who-in-your-database-has-your-birth-day/

Janice Sellers said...

Here's mine. Family Tree Maker did not make it easy for me to get the information.

http://www.ancestraldiscoveries.com/2017/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-who-in.html

Mary Rohrer Dexter said...

Here is mine. http://skeezicks1957.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-who-in-your-database-has-your.html

Linda Stufflebean said...

A bit late, but here is mine: http://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com/2017/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-who-in-your-database-has-your-birth-day/

Mary Rohrer Dexter said...

Elizabeth - I could not get your link to work.

Mary Rohrer Dexter said...

Randy, these are my favorite type of Saturday Night Fun. I like when the challenge causes me to learn more about my family tree software. I have had Reunion for a year and a half but don't know all it can do yet. Thanks.

Elizabeth Handler said...

For Mary - a hyper link to my post - Closest to Your Birthday November 21.

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

My grandfather was born on Oct 23, and I was born a few minutes after midnight on Oct. 24. I was born with forceps (must have been like medieval torture) so if the doctor had been quicker I would have shared Grampy's birthday, and all those other cousins on your list!