Sunday, July 29, 2012

Family Reunion - Sunday 29 July 2012

This information relates to the main Lincolnshire tree - descendants of Johannis [John] and Elizabeth Pask née Archer, who lived in Lincolnshire.

Shirley Amos from America wrote to say that their Family Reunion takes place today. Shirley's ancestors were Henry & Mary Pask née Marshall, as detailed in the blog dated March 22, 2012.

We hope that Shirley's 93 year old aunt Ernestine had a safe journey from Indiana. She hasn't missed the Reunion in years!

Earlier this month, it was confirmed that this family is related to Stuart. Henry Pask was Stuart's fourth cousin 4 times removed. DNA testing was carried out by one of Shirley's cousins, and matched Stuart's DNA. The results can be seen on the Pask DNA Project webpage. Stuart's DNA (105246) matches 34 out of 37 markers, with the test 240485. More information is detailed in the blog DNA Results for Chart 01 - Lincolnshire.

We wish them all a good day, and look forward to receiving the pictures to add to the web album The Family of Henry and Mary Pask née Marshall. Hopefully, in the not too distant future, we could attend their annual Family Reunion.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Website Updated Monday 23 July 2012

The website was updated today, Monday 23 July. The updates included mainly relate to the following charts / family groups:

93 new narratives have been added since the last update on 12 June. This makes a total of 9,592 detailed narratives now available on the website - although there was an increase of 200 people, including living people, making a total of 15,345 people in our database.

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

Many thanks to all who contributed.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

DNA Results for Chart 01 - Lincolnshire

A follow-on to the post earlier on June 28 - New DNA Results.

This information relates to Chart 01, the Lincolnshire Main Progenitor - John Pask, (c1520 - 1591) who lived in Washingborough, Lincolnshire. (Stuart's own ancestors).

All test results, 37 of 37 markers, have now been received. They match the other 3 families in this group. A great and significant result!

Whilst we cannot found the documentary evidence to link the Lincolnshire families from Chart 1, and Chart 3, they are conclusively the same family, as they all share the same DNA. We have merged all these families into one chart, and this can be seen on the Pask website in the next website update, that is imminient. 

In the meantime, the results can be seen on the Family Tree DNA website in the Pask DNA Project.

Thank you to all concerned for taking part in the DNA project. We welcome any male Pa(r)s(k)(e)(que) to participate in the Pask DNA Project - do contact us for further details. This is a major contribution to the Pask One-Name Study.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Descendants of Montague Wilfred & Emily Annie Hardy née Hyland

This information relates to Chart 6 - Unknown Pask who lived in Kedington, Suffolk.

In May, Joanne Bush née Torrens, from Canada, contacted us about her great-grandmother Frances Pask who was born in 1857 in Kedington, Suffolk. Frances married Henry Hardy on 25 December 1875 in Kedington. They had ten children, including Joanne's grandfather Montague Wilfred Hardy.

Montague married Emily Annie Hyland in 1911 in Chelmsford registration district. Shortly afterwards they immigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They sailed on the "Royal George" that departed from Avonmouth on 22 March 1911, and arrived in Halifax, on 28 March 1911.

Joanne has provided information on their 6 children, and their descendants. This will be included in the next website update.

Many thanks to Joanne for providing this information.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Family of Thomas Henry & Mary Jane Bond née Paske

Family of Thomas Henry & Mary Jane Bond née Paske 
Back Row Ethel, Fred, Edie, Nellie, Wally, Harry 
Front Row: Thomas Henry, Mary Jane Bond née Paske

This information relates to Chart 34, the descendants of Philip Pask, (1768-1843), who lived in Bryngwyn, Monmouthshire.

During the past few weeks we have been exchanging e-mails with Mitchel Bolin, whose great-grandmother was Mary Jane Bond née Paske. Mitchel has sent us some great photographs, kindly provided by his mother Virginia Ann Bolin née Bond. These photographs have been included in a web album titled Family of Thomas Henry & Mary Jane Bond née Paske.  

Mary Jane Paske was born on 9 October 1851 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. She was the daughter of Isaac & Mary Paske née Little. Mary married Thomas Henry Bond in 1879. Thomas and Mary immigrated, together with their children, Edith, Herbert, Ethel, Eleanor, Fred, Ed, and Wallace, sailing on the ship "Vancouver" arriving in Quebec, Canada on 23 June 1889. Initially they moved to South Dakota, and then in 1902, they moved with their family to Watford City, McKenzie County, North Dakota, America. A picture of their homestead is available in the photogram album. Mary died on 21 June 1921 in North Dakota, America, at the age of 69.

The information on this family, and their descendants is included in the next website update.

Many thanks to Mitchel, and his mother Victoria, for sharing their photographs, and their information.