Monday, November 06, 2017

Website Updated 6 November 2017

The website was updated Monday 6 November 2017. 

33 new narratives have been added, and 204 updated, since the last update on 26 September. There is now a total of 12,210 detailed narratives available on the website and 19,643 people (33 new) people in our database.

These changes relate to the following surnames:

PAASKE, PASK, PASKE, PASQUE, and
ABBOTT, AINSWORTH, ÅKERFELDT, ALLEN, ALLIBONE, ARGENT, ARMSTRONG, ARNOLD, ASTLE, BAKER, BARKS, BEEBY, BEECHAM, BERRY, BIGMORE, BROUGHTON, BROWN, BROWNLOW, BURNS, CAMPBELL, CARLEY, CAUSER, CLARK, COMMON, CORNELL, CORNES, CRASKE, CROFTS, CROSS, DAY, EASTON, EDMUNDS, ELLIS, EVANS, FENNELL, FLINT, GROCOCK, HALL, HARRIS, HAWN, HEDLEY, HILL, HUBBARD, HUGHES, JEFFREYS, JENKINS, JOHNSON, KANES, KINSELLA, LANGLEY, MARGAS, MERRETT, NEWTON, NORTON, PAY, PHILLIPS, POOLS, READ, ROCKLEY, SALMON, SAXTON, SHEPHERD, SHEPPARDS, SMITH, STANLEY, SUTTON, THOMAS, THOMPSON, THORNTON, TOMLINSON, TOMPKINS, TURNER, VINCE, WAGNER, WEBB, WEED, WHISLER, WHITE, WILDMORE, WILKINSON, WOODS, WRIGHT, YOUNG.
These updates relate to the following charts / family groups:
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the Recent Updates section.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Website Updated 26 September 2017

The website was updated Tuesday evening, 26 September 2017. Unfortunately, my recent change to a new laptop impacted on the update, and this was not finalised until 28 September.

32 new narratives have been added, and 132 updated, since the last update on 13 August. There is now a total of 12,210 detailed narratives available on the website and 19,643 people (46 new) people in our database. 

The majority of the changes have come via the Pask Family History (closed) Facebook group. We received a lot of documents, and photographs, from members of the group. Our sincere thanks to those who contributed. 
 
These changes relate to the following surnames:

PAASK, PASK, PASKE, and 
ÅKERFELDT, ARMSTON, ARMSTRONG, BEMROSE, BISHOP, BOOR, BOWNESS, BOYALL, BRACEWELL, BRAGG, BROOKS, CLARK, CODLING, DEAN, DURANCE, ELLIS, EVANS, FULLER, GREGORY, HAYDEN-FERGUSON,HINKLEY, HOBBS, HOLCOMBE, HOLTER, HUMPHREYS, JACKSON, JENKIN, JENKINS, KENDALL, KENNEDY, KETTLE, KEY, LANDMAN, LAUNDRY, LONGLAND, McCULLY, MOSS, MOULAND, MOULDS, MUSSON, NEWBORN, OWEN, PLACKETT, PRICE, REINICHE, ROWE, SCOTT, SHEPHERD, SHIELDS, STARR, SWEET, TAYLOR, TREWHELLA, TUBMAN, WALTHAM, WARD, WHIFFIN, WILDEN, YOUNG.

These updates 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.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Descendants of James Pask from New Zealand

James Pask (1835-1905) originated from Essex. He was the eldest son of of James Horton Pask and Julia Asplin. His father immigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1855, and James joined him there. 

He married his first wife, Maria Mitchell in 1861 Melbourne. James and Maria then immigrated to Wellington, New Zealand, where Maria died in 1869.  They had five children.

James then married Mary Allen in 1870. They went on to have nine children - James had 14 children altogether.


Dianne Baird née Pask is the 2 x grand-daughter of James. We have been corresponding with Dianne since 2 January 2002. She has been a major resource in compiling this family. 

On 30 July, Dianne created a new Facebook Group - Keeping Up With The Pasks, which focuses on the descendants of James.


In a very short space of time, 49 members have joined - well done! 

With the help of Dianne, Caroline Churchill, and several of the Facebook Group, we have been able to increase the number of James' descendants. Initially, we had 205. This has now been increased to 228. 

These new descendants can be seen on the Pask website. See
Chart 10: Essex Main Progenitor - John PASK, (1771-1847) Thundersley, Essex #2493


Please note: Detailed narratives are available for deceased descendants - their name are underscored in the chart. Only names appear for 'living' people - their names are not underscored. 

If you have any corrections, or additional information, we would welcome your information. Please contact us at pask@one-name.org; or join the Facebook Group Keeping Up With The Pasks.



Website Update 13 August 2017

The website was updated yesterday evening, Sunday 13 August 2017.

37 new narratives have been added, and 33 updated, since the last update on 14 July. There is now a total of 12,178 detailed narratives available on the website and 19,597 people (42 new) people in our database. 

The focus of the update was initially to reinstate lost files due to our portable hard-drive becoming corrupt immediately after the previous website update. Our worst nightmare! Fortunately, we were able to reinstate the majority of the files from our backup systems. However, the last website update had to be manually replicated. 

Once that was completed, on 7 August, the focus was the New Zealand branch of family group 10 Essex Main Progenitor - John PASK, (1771-1847) Thundersley, Essex. See the separate blog on this research. 

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.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Scotlands People


Over the past two weeks, our research focus has been the National Records of Scotland (Scotlands People) https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.

Although we researched Scotlands People in its early days, we recognised that there is now a lot more records. We found:

  • Birth Registrations -     24 PASKs, 4 PASKEs
  • Marriage Registrations -  45 PASKs, 1 PASKE, and 1 PAASKEs
  • Death Registrations - 17 PASKs, 3 PASKEs, and 1 PAASKE
  • Divorce - 5 PASKs
  • Electoral Roll (available at FindmyPast) - 24 PASKs, 4 PASKEs
Whilst, we have not been able to identify all those listed, we have updated a lot of narratives relating to the PASK(E)s and their families, who lived in Scotland for part of their lives.  

We also identified another non-UK based family: 

Rudolph Harald PAASKE lived in Copenhagen, Denmark in the 1850s #20127
Rudolph Harald PAASKE lived in Copenhagen, Denmark. His son Viktor Emanuel PAASK lived with his wife Elizabeth, and their family in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland.  

This information has been included in the website update yesterday, Friday 14 July 2017.

24 new narratives have been added, and 42 narratives updated, since the last website update on 1 July. There are now a total of 12,165 detailed narratives available on the website and 19,555 people (30 new) people in our database.

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.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Website Update 1 July 2017

The website was updated today, Saturday 1 July 2017.

40 new narratives have been added, and 33 updated, since the last update on 22 April. There is now a total of 12,141 detailed narratives available on the website and 19,555 people (90 new) people in our database. These changes relate to the following surnames:

PASK, PASKE, and
DeGROFF, DOOD, ERICKSON, FITZJOHN, FORTH, GOEPFERT, HALL, HARRIS, HILLER, HOLCOMBE, HOLLMAN, HUGHES, JAY, KISBEE, KUHN, LARIVIERE, LUEK, MANTHEY, PRICE, RODIA, ROWE, STEINHORST, THOMAS, WATTS, WIEGLOW, and WINGROVE.
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.

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.