Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Unidentified Wedding Photograph

Wedding Photograph, probably a relation of John Thomas Pask of Newark
This information relates to Chart 18, Joseph PASK, (1761 - 1831) Caythorpe, Lincolnshire.
We received a delightful photograph from Linda, who is researching John Thomas Pask of Newark, who was the 2 x grandson of the progenitor Joseph Pask who originated from Caythorpe.
Linda writes:

I have come across a number of old photographs recently - one of which I attach for your kind information to share with people, and so to put a face to a name etc.

John Thomas Pask married Annie Perkins in Kettering in 1925. They lived in Northamptonshire, and had 3 sons and 1 daughter - Dorothy (Linda's mother). She previously wrote to us in December - see the blog Descendants of John Thomas Pask of Newark.

Can you recognise the photograph, it looks like it was taken in the 1920s?

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ethling (Etty) Harding née Pask

Ethling Harding née Pask with her daughter Dulcie, granddaughter Roma, and great granddaughter Christine This information relates to the red-icon tree - descendants of Isaac PASK who lived in Llanvihangel-ystern-Llewern, Monmouthshire.

Yesterday Paula Payne provided additional information, and several photographs of her descendants, including this photograph that shows four generations. The photograph is of Ethling Harding née Pask with her daughter Dulcie, granddaughter Roma, and great granddaughter Christine.

Ethling known as "Etty", lived with her husband John Robert Harding in 10 Trostrey Street Maindee Newport in the 1901 census.

Previously it was thought that Ethling was called Ethel Jane E. Pask. However Ethling and Ethel were born in the same year.This information will be corrected in the next website update.

Descendants of Thomas G. & Beryl Morgan née Pask

This information relates to Chart 15 , the descendants of Isaac Paske, (c1800 - ) who lived in Kilgwrrwg, Monmouthshire.

I heard today from Alison Highet who is researching her husband's ancestors. His grandparents were Thomas G. & Beryl Morgan née Pask. Beryl was born Mynyddslwyn, and was the daughter of Amos Pask, who lived in Kilgwrrwg, Monmouthshire.

Alison has traced her husband's ancestors back to Isaac (b about 1750). Together, I hope that we can find the missing link to connect his to the main Monmouthshire progenitor Isaac Pask, (c1705 - ) who lived in Llanvihangel-ystern-Llewern, Monmouthshire.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Publishing Your Family History to the Web

Today, at the Society of Genealogists I gave a half-day tutorial on Publishing Your Family History to the Web.

This was different to the previous presentations on this subject, as it included an major update on the GEDCOM-based website. Gencircles has now been changed to MyHeritage. Additionally, a new section on Print On-Demand, the self-publishing options available on

The presentation included information on:

  • Easy Option - Blogs
  • GEDCOM-based Publishing
  • PHP-based Website
  • Tailor made Website
  • Print On-demand
The PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded from the link on the website.

Website Updated 19 January 2008

The website was updated today Saturday 19 January. This update includes significant information on the Monmouthshire Pask(e)s in preparation for a new book.

During the Christmas period I have been working extensively in collaboration with Sylvia Rycroft. She provided numerous charts that together with information based on the births, marriages, and deaths in the Monmouthshire, and surrounding districts linked together numerous "loose ends". A superb effort by Sylvia, without her information it would have taken considerably longer to determine these links.

Subsquently I established that William Paske who was born in 1768 in Cwmcarvan (Chart 4), was the great-grandson of Isaac Pask who was born in 1700, and lived in Llanvihangel-ystern-Llewern, Monmouthshire (Chart 12). These charts have been merged, and this family represented by the red-icon, and shown as Chart 4. This red-icon family now consists of over 613 direct descendants of Isaac Pask.

There are now three main progenitors in Monmouthshire:

  1. Chart 4: Isaac PASK, (c1705 - ) lived in Llanvihangel-ystern-Llewern, Monmouthshire #3687

  2. Chart 15: Isaac PASKE, (c1800 - ) lived in Kilgwrrwg, Monmouthshire #2855

  3. Chart 34: Philip PASK, (1768 - 1843) lived in Bryngwyn, Monmouthshire #4977
Overall, a further 341 narratives are available. The database counter is now on the unique id #10084, however allowing for duplication deletions, and merges there are 9776 unique records in the database.

Most sincerest thanks to everyone who has contributed. A full list of these recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.