Saturday, April 22, 2017

Website Update - 22 April 2017

The website was updated today, Saturday 22 April 2017.

51 new narratives have been added, and 182 updated, since the last update on 24 February 2017. There is now a total of 12,101 detailed narratives available on the website and 19,465 people (92 new) people in our database. These changes relate to the following surnames:

PASK, PASKE, PASK-HUGHES and
ANNETT, ANSTEINSON, BEALBY, BOND, BONES, BOTHAM, BOYCE, BRADSHAW, BUTTON, CHAMBERLAIN, COLE, COOK, DAY, DIRSCHELL, DONIHUE, DONLEY, EMPERINGHAM, EMPINGHAM, FORD, FOUNTAIN, GILL, GRASBY, GROSS, HARDY, HARRISON, HEMPRINGHAM, HERRING, HORTON, HUDDLESTONE, JAY, KING, KITCHEN, KNOTT, LARIVIERE, LINGARD, LITTLE, LUDWICK, MADSON, MASON, MEYERS, NOBLE, PALMER, PANTON, PARROTT, POOLE, PRIESTLEY, REED, REINICHE, RENWICK, ROBINSON, RUTLAND, SCOTT, SEIBERT, SELBY, SUTTON, SWEET, TOFSLAND, TOWNELL, VAN DYKE, WALKER, WILDMORE, WRIGHT.
These updates mainly relate to the following charts / family groups:

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Wonders of DNA

As detailed in the previous blog Family Chart 11 - Descendants of John Pask from Gautby Lincolnshire on 10 March, we were fortunate to recruit a male to do a Y-DNA test. 

The results were received this morning, and are worth their weight in gold! It established that John Pask (c1745-1793) is linked to the main PASK Lincolnshire progenitor. 

John is the progenitor of Chart 11: John PASK, (c1745-1793) married Elizabeth FOUNTAIN and they lived in Gautby, Lincolnshire #7697. His 521 descendants will now be assigned to Chart 01.  

Thoroughout March, and early April, we have been reviewing the 523 people assigned to Chart 11, trying to find a possible link. Fortunately the DNA result has now given us which family to focus on, as Chart 01 families originated in Washington in the late 1500s, and then Wellingore in the early 1700s, spreading throughout Lincolnshire in the mid 1700s. 

A superb result - sincere thanks to the Y-DNA Tester. Our findings will be included in the next website update.

If you are interested in doing a DNA test - there are now tests available for males and females. Do get in touch.  

Friday, March 10, 2017

Family Chart 11 - Descendants of John Pask from Gautby Lincolnshire


A couple of weeks ago, we were fortunate to recruit a male to do a Y-DNA test. The results will hopefully help considerably in establishing whether John Pask (c1745-1793) is linked to other PASKs from Lincolnshire. 

John is the progenitor of Chart 11: John PASK, (c1745-1793) married Elizabeth FOUNTAIN and they lived in Gautby, Lincolnshire #7697.

At the last website update, there were 523 people assigned to Chart 11. The majority of the narratives were last updated in 2006. So we decided to review this family, and include the latest information, now readily available on the internet. This includes, baptism, marriage, and burial transcripts and images from the parish registers. Also the new GRO online index, which now has the mother's maiden name for indexes between 1837 and 1911 - a significant 'new' resource. Also The 1939 Register, a superb resource that was like a ‘census’ and taken on 29 September 1939 just after the outbreak of war. It was then used to issue identify cards, and subsequently ration cards.

So far, we have found an additional 41 descendants, and have only touched the surface of Chart 11. We will continue to work on this family whilst we wait for the DNA results - this normally takes 4-6 weeks from receipt at the laboratory in Texas, USA. So watch this space.

In the meantime, if you have any additional information on Chart 11, don't hesitate to contact us at pask@one-name.org.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Descendants of Clarence Chester Pask

Back Row, L-R: Iola Maxine; either Loyal, or Charles "Raymond"; Arlene Grace; and Clarence Chester Charles  
Front Row, L-R: R.T; Duane Potter; Loyal or Charles "Raymond"
Recently independently, by sheer coincidence, we received information from two descendants of Clarence Chester Pask and his wife Daisy Ethel Pask née Sweet (known as Ethel).

In early January, we received an email from Darlene Yarger, about her grandfather Charles Raymond Pask the eldest son of Clarence. Darlene's son Rathe has a detailed tree in Ancestry, which has been of considerable help in putting the pieces together. As we were away on holiday, we did not have time to update the website with this new information. 

Last week, we were working on the website update, when surprisingly more new information came in on this same family.

On February 17, in the Pask Family History Facebook Group, Cindy Moore née Pask, the granddaughter of Clarence, posted this photograph of Clarence, and his family. Cindy's father was Kenneth Clarence Pask, the youngest son of Clarence.

Clarence Chester Pask was born on 16 June 1838 in Anwick, Lincolnshire, England. He was the son of Joseph George PASK. His parents immigrated to Ohio in 1844.

Many thanks to Darlene, and Cindy, for the wealth of information provided. The website has now been updated with Clarence's 51 descendants - however, there are many more needing additional research.

Clarence is Stuart's 4th cousin twice removed.




New Family Chart 83: Family of Michael PASZKIET born in Poland c1835

Steve Pete Pask (1917-2009)
father of Steve
 
Steve Paske, from Texas, contacted us on 24 January, and provided information on his great-grandfather Michael Paszkiet who was born in Poland c1835. He immigrated to Texas, USA, where he met his wife Josepha Filuta. They married in 1868 in New Waverly, Walker County, Texas. They had seven children. The family americanized their name to PASKE.  

Steve gave us a brief synopsis of Michael's family, and Steve's line of descent from Michael. We did some extensive research - fortunately comprehensive Texan records are readily available

Subsequently, we have created a new family chart 83, and it contains 126 people - descendants of Michael Paske, formerly Paszkiet.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Website Update 25 February 2017

The website was updated today, Saturday 25 February 2017.

213 new narratives have been added, and 545 existing narratives updated since the last update on 16 October 2016. These changes relate to the following surnames:

PASK, PASKE, PASKEY, PASK-HUGHES, PASQUE and
AIREY, ALLUM, ARMITT, ARMSTRONG, ASMAN, ATWELL, AUSTIN, AYLWIN, BAKER, BAME, BAVIN, BECKETT, BEDDO, BELL, BERTRAM, BLACKALLER, BLACKSHIRE, BONES, BOOTH, BOREHAM, BRIGMAN, BRILEY, BROOKE, BROWN, BRYANT, BUTTON, CHAMPION, CLARK, CLIFFE, COE, COOLING, CORNELL, CORNWELL, COULSON, COY, CRAWLEY, CROZIER, CZECHOWICZ, DAINES, DARGITZ, DAVIES, DAVIS, DAWSON, DAY, DEAN, DENNEY, DeSAUTEL, DIRSCHELL, DODD, DONIHUE, DONLEY, DOWNE, DULY, DUTTON, EDWARDS, ELLINGWORTH, ELMY, EVANS, FILUTA, FISHPOOL, FITZJOHN, FLACK, FLOOD, FOSTER, FRANKLING, FREEMAN, FROST, FULLER, FURSSE, GALEA, GERMAN, GOTT, GRANT, GRASBY, GRICE, GROSS, GULLIVER, GUY, HALL, HAMMOND, HANOVER, HARDY, HARRISON, HAYTHORN, HECKER, HENNIGAN, HEYWOOD, HILLS, HOBBS, HOBINS, HOLECOMBE, HOLLAND, HOLLIS, HOPKIN, HOVORAK, HUGHES, HUMPHREY, IGGULDEN, JACKLIN, JACKSON, JAMES, JENKINS, JERVOIS, JOHNSON, KAUCHER, KEENE, KEMP, KEW, KILLINGBACK, KINTNER, KNIGHT, LACKEY, LANE, LANGLOIS, LAWSON, LAYNE, LEIGH, LIDDLE, LIGHT, LISSAMER, LOCKE, LONGMATE, LOWRY, MABBOTT, MAGEE, MALLENDER, MANCHEE, MARRIOTT, MARTIN, MASON, MAW, McLEAN, MERRETT, MICHAEL, MIDDLETON, MILLS, MORGAN, MORRIES, MORRIS, MORTIMER, NICHOLSON, NITSCH, PARISH, PARKER, PARRICK, PASZKIET, PAULL, PEARSON, PEPPER, PETERS, PHELPS, PHILLIPS, PLATTS, POOLE, POPKIN, POTTER, POWELL, PRESTON, PRICE, PROBYN, PRYKE, PYCH, PYKE, PYKETT, REED, REES, REINICHE, RENDALL, REX, REYNOLDS, RICHARDS, RIXON, ROBINSON, ROBSON, ROGERS, ROSECRANTS, RUDDOCK, RUSSELL, SAVAGE, SCOFFINS, SELBY, SEMPER, SETON, SHADBOLT, SHEPHERD, SMITH, SPARROW, STEVENS, STEVENSON, STONES, STRAND, SUNDERLAND, SUTTLE, SWEET, SWIFT, SYKES, THOMAS, THURSTON, TINDALL, TRENOWTH, TURNBULL, TWELL, ULYAT, WAKELING, WALLAKER, WALTERS, WATSON, WATTS, WHARTON, WHEELER, WHITE, WILLIAMS, WILSON, WOODS, WOOLHOUSE, WRIGHT, YEATMAN-BIGGS.
The updates mainly relate to the following charts / family groups:
There is a total of 19,373 (409 new) people in our database.
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Website Update Sunday 16 October 2016

The website was updated today, Sunday 16 October, 2016.

264 new narratives have been added since the last update on 3 June 2016. These changes relate to the following surnames:

PARSK, PASK, PASKE, PASQUE, and
AYLWIN, BAKER, BARNS, BARRET, BIDWELL, BRAND, BROWNE, BUSFIELD, CHAPMAN, CHRISTIAN, COLE, CUFFE, DANT, DELAHAY, FAINT, FINBOW, FLOWERS, FOLKES, FROST, GRASBY, GROCOCK, GROWCOK, HARRUP, HEAD, HECKFORD, HICKFORD, HILLMAN, HUGHES, HUNTLEY, HUXTABLE, JERVOIS, KAUCHER, KIDD, KING, KIRKLAND, KNIGHTING, LEANEY, LEWIN, LINDGREN, MANN, MOREY, MOULDS, MURRELLS, NEGUS, NICHOLLS, PARKER, PEACOCK, PITT, RAWLINSON, ROGERS, ROLFE, SANSAMANN, SCOT, SHAW, SMITH, TAYLOR, THEOBALD, WILKINSON, WILSON, WOODS, and WRIGHT.
The updates mainly relate to the following charts / family groups:
There is a total of 18,964 (92 new) people in our database.
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Website Update 3 June 2016


During May, there has been a significant flurry of activity, which involved following up on a close match in Stuart's Autosomal (Family Finder) DNA Kit. This resulted in a wealth of new information, a trip to Lincolnshire Archives, and visits to the churches of Great Ponton, and Hough-on-the-Hill in Lincolnshire.

DNA Test Results

We were contacted by John Leadbeater - his father had a match with Stuart's DNA results, indicating he was a 2nd-3rd cousin. John believes it is through the Grococks, from Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire. Stuart's 3rd great-grandmother was Ann Grocock. Very little was known about her - we had last updated her information on 31 December 2006. With today's wealth of internet resources, we were able to find her three children, and trace her back a further two generations to Samuel & Dorothy Grocock née Barns who married on 11 April 1731 in St. Giles' Church, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.

LCC Wills

Along the way, we discovered there were several GROCOCK wills in the Lincolnshire Archives, so we made a visit there to photograph the wills. We have created a photograph album in Google, if you would like to see the images of three wills of her mother Alice Grocock née Dant; her father Philip Grocock, and her brother Samuel Grocock.

Google Web Albums

Ann Grocock married William Moulds on 29 December 1800 in All Saints' Church, Hough-on-the-Hill, Lincolnshire. As we were in Lincolnshire, we visited this beautiful church, and Stuart took several photographs. These are included in the photograph album All Saints Church, Hough-on-the-Hill.

William and Ann lived in Great Ponton. In early April, Stuart visited Great Ponton church, and photographed the church - see the photograph album Church of The Holy Cross, Great Ponton Church, and Churchyard.
In Great Ponton's churchyard Stuart found a couple of graves which we were unable to identify.

Descendants of Joseph and Sarah Moulds Family Tree

Subsequently, in our endeavours to find who they were (we have still not found them), we searched Ancestry Public Family Trees and found the tree of Descendants of Joseph and Sarah Moulds compiled by Andrew Buchanan-Smith. Wow! What a wealth of information. Joseph & Sarah Moulds née Smith, were Stuart's 4th great-grandparents. Their grand-daughter, Sarah Moulds married Thomas Pask.

Based on the information kindly provided by Andrew, it has enabled us to build a significant tree of the descendants of William Moulds, (c1710-1774), Stuart's 5th great-grandfather. Wherever possible, we have tried to collaborate Andrew's research. Fortunately, the website Find my Past, now has a lot of the original images of Lincolnshire Parish Registers 1538-1911, and we have included the baptisms, marriages, and burials images.

Also, earlier this year, we took out membership for the British Newspaper Archive. We therefore have included the Death Notices, wherever possible, and in some instances inquest reports.   

Suffolk Marriages

Finally, in this website update, there are several Suffolk marriages included, as detailed in the previous blog, Suffolk Marriages More Updates.