Saturday rolled around quite quickly this week and with the holiday weekend, this is a day or so late, but my mother used to always say, “Better late than never” and I hate to miss out on the SNGF challenges.
In this week’s Genea-Musings topic, Randy Seaver asked if we had anyone in our family trees who shared our exact date of birth – as in day, month AND year – and how many in our trees share the day and month with us.
I used RootsMagic’s list function to generate everyone who shares my birthday of 7 March. There is no one else born in the exact year in which I was born, but I have one direct line ancestor with whom I share March 7th and 12 additional cousins in the collateral lines who were also born on March 7th.
First, my direct line ancestor turned out to be quite a black sheep and I’ve written about her before – Sara Brita Krook, born 7 March 1752 in Bonderup, Skåne, Sweden. She married Anders Molin and died on 5 April 1812 in Andrarum, Skåne, Sweden.
The collateral lines are:
9X Great Aunt – Ruth Stevens, 7 March 1641
8X Great Uncle – Jonathan Stevens, 7 March 1689/90
8X Great Uncle – William Edmunds, 7 March 1681
7X Great Aunt – Abigail Adams, 7 March 1713/14 (no, not HER!)
1st Cousin &X Removed – Cecilia Catherina Molin, 7 March 1741/42
1st Cousin 4X Removed – Ingrid Emelie Molin, 7 March 1829
1 Cousin 3X Removed – Peter Hrinya, 7 March 1864
2nd Cousin 2X Removed – Elmer Leo Ford, 7 March 1886
2nd Cousin 1X Removed – Donald Alvin Glidden, 7 March 1910
2nd Cousin 2X Removed – William Patoray, 7 March 1930
3rd Cousin – Living Cousin, 7 March 1943
The last of my collateral lines is a gentleman with whom I corresponded. He was very interested in the family history and together we were able to fill in many details on the Coleman family tree. Gould Coleman lived a long life and passed away only 15 days ago on 2 April 2017 at the age of 97 years and 26 days. Gould Humphrey Coleman was my 2nd cousin 1X removed – We shared not only our birthday, but our love of genealogy. Sadly, I never had the chance to meet him in person.
I used Family Tree Maker to determine my relationship to each of these people. It can be done in RootsMagic, but FTM automatically displays that information for each person on whom I click. (I miss that feature in RootsMagic.)
2 thoughts on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Who in Your Database Has Your Birth Day?”
So sorry you recently lost a friend. Those who we correspond with and share our interests in genealogy often become close even if we never meet them.
Hi Mary, Very true. Gould loved to share family history information and, living to age 97, he truly was a link to a long lost generation.