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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 37


Week 37: Closest to Your Birthday
My family has quite a few “shared” birthdays. My dad and his sister had the same birthday 3 years apart. (And there was a brother in between. Yes, my grandma had 3 children in exactly 3 years!) Which relative has the birthday closest to yours? Many genealogy programs will let you run a birthday or calendar report so you can identify who it is. (Mine is my 3rd-great-grandfather Abisha Danison, whose birthday is the day before mine.)

It’s interesting how many family members share the same birthday. I have a list on my computer of My Parents, Siblings, Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles & Cousins and I know of 3 dates in particular that have combined birthdays and if not on the same day the next day. This doesn’t include my Stepdad’s side of the Family either, it’s uncanny how many share a birthday with someone on our side of the family.

Mines March 26th, (My Step-Cousins’ Daughter and I share the same birthday, I call her my Birthday twin). I am sure I have seen something come up on Ancestry, but nothing is jumping out at me. It could be an Anniversary though. Funnily enough the closest immediate person to me is Jack, His Birthday is a week after mine.

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