Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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

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

As a result of the recent successful DNA testing, Roy Parsk has kindly agreed to do a DNA test for Chart 29. This is particularly an interesting family as there has been numerous spellings of the name.

Thomas Pasque married Ann Knighting on 8 June 1732 in Theberton, Suffolk. Thomas was the Parish Clerk there. His 220+ descendants span 11 generations, and have many variants of the name, including Pa(r)s(k)(e)(que). This family has been extensively researched by several, including Herbert Bunt, Martyn K. Elmy, Valerie Francis, Kevin Parsk, Roy Parsk, and Geraldine Edwards.

Roy's own ancestors had the names of PARSK, PASQUE, PIRSK, and PASK. Whilst most of them originated from Suffolk, there are family rumours that they came from Essex. Let's hope the DNA testing will confirm there is a connection between this family and one of the main progenitors.

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.

Monday, September 10, 2012

New DNA Results for Chart 34 & Chart 49 - Monmouthshire

This information relates to Chart 34, the descendants of Philip Pask, (1768-1843), who lived in Bryngwyn, Monmouthshire, and
  Chart 49: Charles Pask (1760-1833) who lived in Dingestow, and Cwmcarvan, Monmouthshire #8663.

A recent DNA test has revealed a match between Chart 34, and Chart 49. They matched 32 out of 37 markers.

Whilst we cannot currently find the documentary evidence to link the Monmouthshire families from Chart 34, and Chart 49, they are probably the same family. In the next website update, we will merge all these families into one chart. The connection is probably somewhere in the 1700s, which will need further documentary research.

In the meantime, the results can be seen on the Family Tree DNA website in the Pask DNA Project.

Thank you to all concerned for taking part in the DNA project. We welcome any male Pa(r)s(k)(e)(que) to participate in the Pask DNA Project - do contact us for further details. DNA testing is really a major contribution to the Pask One-Name Study.

Website Updated Monday 10 September 2012

The website was updated today, Monday 10 September. The updates included mainly relate to the following charts / family groups:

68 new narratives have been added since the last update on 23 July. This makes a total of 9,660 detailed narratives now available on the website - although there was an increase of 348 people, including living people, making a total of 15,693 people in our database.

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Many thanks to all who contributed.