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:

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. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Suffolk Marriages More Updates

Find My Past has added additional marriages in the Suffolk marriage-index.

Suffolk Marriage Index

As mentioned in the previous blog, the transcription consists of tens of thousands of entries, between 1536 and 1902, and covering over 433 out of approximately 500 parishes of the County of Suffolk.  

This latest updates included the parishes of Denston, Great Thurlow, Haverhill, Hundon, Kedington, Mildenhall, Theberton, Wickhambrook, and Withersfield.
We found an additional 17 marriages in these parishes:
10 PASKs (Total 59)
  5 PASKEs (Total 53)
  0 PARSKs (Total 3) 
  2 PASQUEs (Total 2)
Overall, we now have 117 Suffolk marriages. All these new records have been included in our database, and will be available in the next website update.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Suffolk Marriages Update

Following on from the blogs Happy Valentine's Day and Suffolk Baptisms and Marriages, we confirm that the Suffolk marriages have now all been included into the  
PA(R)S(K)(E)(QUE) database.

Suffolk Marriage Index

As mentioned in the previous blog, the transcription consists of tens of thousands of entries, between 1536 and 1902, and covering over 433 out of approximately 500 parishes of the County of Suffolk. We found 100 marriages, that were distributed amongst the family groups:
02-1 Suffolk    11
02-2 Suffolk    24
06 Suffolk         5
06a Suffolk       1
08 Suffolk         1
09 Suffolk         6
26 Suffolk         7
35 Suffolk         1
55 Suffolk         1
56 Suffolk         1
Not Known      42

Boyd's Marriage Index (Suffolk)

Of the 396 marriages found in the Boyd's Marriage Index, 230 were in Suffolk. These included 31, kindly provided by Sam Hammond. Also several of them were duplicates of the Suffolk Marriage Index. These were distributed amongst the family groups: 
02-Suffolk        2
02-1 Suffolk     3
02-2 Suffolk    22
06 Suffolk         8
06a Suffolk       1
08 Suffolk         1
26 Suffolk         5
29 Suffolk         1
35 Suffolk         1
55 Suffolk         1
56 Suffolk         1
Not Known    184
The 'Not Known' in the Suffolk Marriage Index, and the Boyd's Marriage Index have been included into the database, and now have an icon indicating that the record was in Suffolk, but not yet assigned to a family chart. Similarily, there are now 'Not Known' icons for other counties.

All these new records have been included in a website update today, making it the largest update we have done. 295 new narratives have been added. There are now a total of 11,573 detailed narratives available on the website and 18,633 (297 new) people in our database.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated on February 14, all over the world. The day is an occasion in which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, and sending greeting cards. 

Yesterday, we received a list of people who undoubtedly expressed their love for each other. Sam Hammond provided us with a list of 31 Suffolk marriages from Boyd's Marriage Index, ranging from 1653 to 1750. 

Today, we will be including these in our database, together with the 100 Suffolk marriages mentioned in the previous blog Suffolk Baptisms and Marriages.

Many thanks Sam for your efforts - it is very much appreciated.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Norfolk Parish Records

Yesterday, Find My Past included in their records Norfolk Baptism, Marriages, and Burials. 

Each record not only gives a transcript of the details found in the records, but also a great bonus of the original image of the parish register.

We found, and have compiled a spreadsheet of :

Baptisms      20
Marriages       7
Burials         22
Many of the records were for 1600-1700, and not yet included in our database. 

If you have PASK ancestors that lived in London, during this period, do contact us and we will provide more details.  

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Greater London Burial Index

Last Friday, Find My Past included in their records The Greater London Burial Index. 

The Greater London Burial Index is a collection of:

  • Middlesex Burials & Memorial Inscriptions
  • South London Burials Index 1545-1905
  • City of London Burials 1754-1855
  • Middlesex Burials 1538-1992
We found, and compiled a spreadsheet of :
PASKs    52
PASKEs    1
As these records mainly cover the late 1700s to early 1800s, so far we have only been able to identify, and include in our database, 19 of these records. 
11 from Family Group 02-2 Suffolk
  6 from
Family Group 6 Suffolk
These records will be included in the next website update.

If you have PASK ancestors that lived in London, during this period, do contact us and we will provide more details.