Saturday, August 18, 2012

Family Reunion 29 July 2012 Update

Shirley Amos née Pask

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

Yesterday we received an e-mail from a very excited Shirley Amos, who lives in Medina, Orleans County, New York State. She advised us that she had been interviewed by a local reporter. Then today, via Google alerts, we received notification of an article in The Daily News, the local newspaper for Genesee, Wyoming, and Orleans Counties. The full article, written by Virginia Kropf of The Daily News, is available online.

The article is about the Family Reunion held on 29 July, as reported in the previous blog. The above photograph of Shirley is shown, together with Robert Pask who did the DNA test proving the link to Stuart's family. This enabled us to establish that Shirley, and Robert are Stuart's 10th cousin, once removed.

Over the past three weeks, whilst working in Germany, I have included 250+ new people from the family trees provided in Shirley's book into the Pask database. This is far from finished, and I will continue over the forthcoming weeks. In the meantime, we welcome any additional information / updates from our Orleans County cousins.