Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week’s mission was:
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.
1) No one in my database shares the same exact birth date as me.
2) I don’t have any direct line ancestors who share my birth day.
3) There were 5 individuals in my tree that share my birth day, and 1 that was christened on my birth day.
|Surname, Given names||Born||Died||Relationship|
|Campkin, Wilbert L||10 Dec 1895, Saskatchewan, Canada||My 3rd cousin 3 times removed|
|Hitsman, Thomas Marshall||10 Dec 1913, Russell, Ontario, Canada||1993||My ex-husband’s 3rd cousin once removed|
|Russell, Annie Enid Nesta||10 Dec 1913, Northcote, Victoria, Australia||2 Nov 1996, Dandenong Hospital, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia||My 1st cousin twice removed|
|Sayer, Charles George||10 Dec 1915, West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia||3-Apr-89||My 1st cousin once removed|
|Sayer, John Robert||10 Dec 1915, West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia||21 Oct 1983, Central Gippsland Hospital, Traralgon, Victoria, Australia||My 1st cousin once removed|
|Wynn, Caroline||Bef 10 Dec 1815, Plumstead, Kent, England||1890, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia||wife of my ex-husband’s 2nd great-great uncle|
4) I used the Search function in Legacy Family Tree.
I selected the first option Find, and then searched for individuals with a birth date that contained 10 Dec
I then chose Create list, which brought up a list of people who shared my birth day. I was then able to save this list as a CSV file. I then went back in to each person to find their relationship to me (or my ex-husband).