Thursday, October 01, 2015

Website Update Thursday 1 October 2015

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

The website was updated today, Thursday 1 October 2015.

This update focuses on William & Bridget Pask née Massey who were born and married in Great Hale in 1824. They then moved to Ewerby in Lincolnshire. 

After the death of his wife Bridget, in December 1843, William immigrated to New Jersey in America, at the same time his children also moved to several places in the USA. 

This has been a very interesting couple of weeks researching this family, who resided in New Jersey, Ohio, and Indiana. We initially researched this family back in 2004/5. There is now significantly more information available on the internet - including baptism and marriage records, photographs and numerous newspaper articles from the places where they settled.  

There are currently 73 known descendants of this family. Undoubtedly this figure will double over time. 

This included two individuals that really were quite special: 
  • Milton Lawrence McCall, their 2 x great-grandson, although he died in 1963, at the early age of 52, he left a lasting legacy. So much so that only this year he has been honoured. For more information read his narrative.
  • Elmer Allah Burlingame, their great-grandaughter's husband. In 1898, while attending high school, he got an idea. Elmer went on to be in the fore-front of the world’s greatest inventive geniuses. Unfortunately in 1914, things began to go very wrong. For more information read his narrative.
44 new narratives have been added since the last update on 15 September 2015. There is now a total of 11,076 detailed narratives available on the website and 18,030 (45 new) people in our database.

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