Saturday, March 31, 2018

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Which Ancestors Were Born on This Date?

It's Saturday Night - 
time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:

1)  Which of your ancestors were born on this day, 31 March 2018?  How can you find out?  Tell us how you did it.

2)  If you don't have an ancestor born on this date, then select another date in March and list those.

3)  Share your findings in your own blog post, or in comments on this blog post, on Facebook or Google+.

Here's mine:  

I used the Calendar function in RootsMagic 7 (Reports > Calendar) to create a calendar for March 2018, but I "Selected from list" only my ancestors (highlighted myself > Marked only my ancestors, picked 13 generations) instead of "Everyone" in my family tree. 

There were only two known ancestors who were born on 31 March:

1)  John Cooke (1607-1695), son of Francis and Jeanne Hester (Mahieu) Cooke, was born in Leiden, Holland.  He was a Mayflower passenger with his father.  John married Sarah Warren (1614-1696) in 1634 in Plymouth.  I am descended through their daughter Sarah Cooke (1635-1713), who married Arthur Hathaway (1630-1711) in 1652.

2)  Lydia Copeland (1661-1727), daughter of Laurence and Lydia (Townsend) Copeland, was born in Braintree, Mass.  She married Joseph White (1662-1757) of Weymouth, Mass. in 1681 and they resided in Mendon, Mass.  I am descended through their daughter, Lydia White (1686-????) who married  Michael Metcalf (1680-1761) in 1705.


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Yvonne Demoskoff said...

Hi, Randy. Here's my blog post:

Janice M. Sellers said...

I have no ancestors born on March 31, but I did find two March birthdays:

Marian B. Wood said...

Hi Randy, Thanks for the blogging idea. My husband's 1c1r was born on 31 March...and that cousin's mother-in-law became my husband's step-grandma for a time. What a tree! But you already know I married him for his ancestors. Happy Easter.

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

I had no direct ancestors but quite a few other family members: