Sunday, November 25, 2012

DNA Testing for Pa(r)s(k)(e)(que) Update

This information relates to Chart 29, the descendants of Thomas Pasque, (c1700-1754) who lived in Theberton, Suffolk.

We have received the results of the DNA testing of Roy Parsk, who kindly agreed to do a DNA test for Chart 29. This is a particularly interesting family as there has been numerous spellings of the name. See the previous blog dated September 12.

The DNA results show that this family (extensively researched by several, including Herbert Bunt, Martyn K. Elmy, Valerie Francis, Kevin Parsk, Roy Parsk, and Geraldine Edwards) has the same DNA as Chart 06. Chart 06: Indented Chart - Unknown PASK lived in Kedington, Suffolk #13655.

This means that the 326 people currently assigned to Chart 29 will be merged with Chart 06 which already has 1596 people. We need to establish how Thomas Pasque links into Chart 06. Hopefully this will be completed in the next website update. Thomas lived in Theberton, some 60 miles from Kedington.

In the meantime, the results of the DNA test can be seen on in Pask DNA Project - Y-DNA Classic Chart.

Many thanks to Roy for agreeing to do the DNA test and for allowing us to publish his name in the hope of encouraging other male Pa(r)s(k)(e)(que) to come forward and volunteer to do the test. It is strongly recommened that more than one person from each group take the test.