Tuesday, December 6, 2022

THIS MONTH IN OUR FAMILY ~ Who had a birthday in December before 1700?

Many times on my blog I’ve published posts that highlight a particular day.  Who among my ancestors were born, died or were married on a certain day.  Generally I’ll get 5-20 people.

Today I decided to run a search in Legacy for the people in my tree of 7,444 who have birthdays in December.

To conduct this search in Legacy. Go to Search>Find>Detailed Search>Individual>Birth date>Contains>Dec (or however you enter the months in your program)>Create list

Much to my surprise, my list contains 282 individuals.  I’m not going to list them all here.  But, I thought I’d conduct a second search and see who was born prior to 1700.

To do that in Legacy you add a second condition, using the tip I gave above plus Second condition>and>Individual>Birth Date>Before>1700>Create list.

This list contains only 8 individuals.  Let’s see who they are and how they are connected to either me or my husband, Ron.

CLARK, Ephraim, 4 Dec 1645 in Dedham, Colonial Massachusetts – Ron’s paternal 2nd great granduncle

CLARKE, Rachel, 13 Dec 1692 in Medfield, Colonial Massachusetts – Ron’s paternal 5th great grandaunt

CLARKE, Tabitha, 10 Dec 1672 in Massachusetts – Ron’s paternal 6th great grandaunt

CLARKE, Timothy, 19 Dec 1674 in Massachusetts -  Ron’s paternal 6th great granduncle (sibling of Tabitha)

CRITCHFIELD, Sarah, 7 Dec 1688 in Boston, Colonial Massachusetts – my maternal 7th great grandaunt

FAUNCE, Martha, 16 Dec 1680 – my 7th great grandmother and one of my Mayflower links – she married Isaac Doty a descendant of Mayflower passenger Edward Doty

FISHER, Nathaniel, 26 Dec 1649 in England – Ron’s paternal 7th great granduncle

WOODCOCK, John, 16 Dec 1674 in Yorkshire, England – husband of my paternal 7th great grandaunt

Five of the eight individuals are connected to my husband.  This is no big surprise as I’ve been able to conduct and prove a lot of his ancestors, going back many generations.

This was a fun and quick exercise.  Have you ever run such a query?  I’d love to hear about it.  What program did you use?  Did the results surprise you?

If you are related to or connected to anyone in this blog post, please get in touch.  Let’s exchange information.

Happy hunting,

Michigan Girl

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I look forward to reading your comments. If you have any connection to the people mentioned in this blog, please let me know. I write about mine and my husband's ancestors and would welcome new information or meeting a new cousin or two. Thanks for visiting and come back soon.