Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Birthday Twin

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Birthday Twin

Randy’s Genea Musing’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Challenge for this week was to search my databases and find my birthday twin.

I didn’t realize how unique I was.  I have my genealogy in three distinct databases.

Jones – Jackson = no matches

Lassalle – Mazeres = no matches

Pacheco – de Braga = 4 matches

The Pacheco-de Braga alone has 7,796 individuals in it!  Evidently, 9 months before 28th of January not much hanky panky was going on.  😀

The person I chose as my birthday twin is Francisco Costa Valerio.  He is my third cousin twice removed — twice.  We share two different sets of common ancestors.  This is not uncommon in my Azorean family tree.  I like to joke that I am my own cousin.

Francisco was born 28 Jan 1901 in Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island, Azores.  Francisco was the son of Jacintho Costa Valerio and Ermelinda de Mello Castanho.

Francisco’s parents migrated to America when he was 2 months on.  They arrived at Ellis Island on SS Dona Maria on the 12 Apr 1901.  His parents would have at least 6 more children after they came to the US.

In 1920 and 1930, the family lived in Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.  I have been unable to find marriage information on Francisco.  I don’t know if he had children.

He died in December of 1969 in East Falmouth.  So, it doesn’t look like he travel far from where his parents settled.

In order to find my birthday match, I started by going to Search>Person List then clicking on FIND.  I narrowed the criteria to Birth date with contains and 28 Jan as my search.

I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything so I decided to look at the Birthday List for my entire database.  This is found under Reports>Lists>Birthday and Anniversary List.  Both ways I got the same results.  The List function was actually easier than going through the FIND search.

So, not only is Francisco my birthday twin, he’s by double third cousin twice removed.  😀

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