Thursday, April 01, 2021

Website Update 31 March 2021

37 new narratives have been added, and 74 changed, since the last website update on 2 March. There are now a total of 13,454 detailed narratives available on the website and 21,299 people (55 new) in our database.

The focus in March has been the PASKs of Monmouthshire - Chart 04. 

In June 2008, Paula Payne, Pat Maybrey, and Sylvia Rycroft provided a wealth of information, including photographs, certificates, and anecdotes on these Monmouthshire families, and the descendants of Isaac Pask. The outcome was a 268 page book. For more details on this book, and how to purchase it, can be found at http://pask.org.uk/Pask_Publications.htm.

A significant amount of new, or updated, genealogical records have become available since 2008, including:

  • 1911 Census: Taken on 2 April 1911, additional information is the number of children born to a mother, and whether those children are alive, or dead.
  • GRO Online Index: Available free at https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/Login.asp. Births prior to 1911 now provide the full name, and the mother's maiden name - a significant help in identifying families.
  • 1939 Register: The 1939 Register was like a ‘census’ and taken on 29 September 1939 just after the outbreak of war. It was then used to issue identify cards, and subsequently ration cards. Those people born after 1915 (and less than 100 years old), and had not died after 1991 are ‘redacted’. Their information is blanked out, until it is proved that they died (by providing an official death certificate), or their birthdate deems them over 100 years.  
  • Probate Register:  Available free at https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills. This provides actual dates of death, and probate, from 1858 to current date.

Wherever possible, these four main sources have been included in these latest updates.

The website changes relate to the following surnames: 
PASK, PASKE, 
ANDREWS, ATTEWELL, BAKER, BOWYER, BUNCE,  
COWELL, CULLIFORD, DAVIES, DOWELL, DYTE,  
EMBREY, FARR, FITCH, GOODACRE, GRADY,
GRUBB, HARDING, HARRISON, HOBBS, HOSKINS, 
HUMPHREY, JONES, KNIGHT, LEWIS, LODGE,
NEWPORT, NORFOLK, ORME, PARKER, PASSMORE, 
PRICE, ROWLAND, STANLEY, STEPHENS, STEVENS, 
THOMAS, TURRELL, WILLIAMS, WOOD. 

These updates relate to the following charts/family groups:

Apologies to those who have recently kindly provided us with information that has not yet been included in the website. Do contact us, to remind us, so that we can ensure your updates are included in the next website update.

  

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Website Update 2 March 2021

35 new narratives have been added, and 119 changed, since the last website update on 3 February. There are now a total of 13,417 detailed narratives available on the website and 21,244 people (44 new) in our database. 

February has been a very busy month. The activity on the Pask Family History (closed) Facebook group has resulted in a lot of new information. Also the COVID-19 lockdown has provided time for individuals to start up, or resume, their family history interests.

The website changes relate to the following surnames: 
PASK, PASKE,

BAGGS, BEAL, BEECH, BERRIDGE, BOWYER,

BROWN, BUTCHER, BUTLER, CLARK, COLE,

DODGE, ELLERBY, ELLERBY, FITCH, FULLER,

HECKFORD, HOMER, HOYES, JOHNSON, LEAHAIR,

LEIVERS, MESKILL, MOREY, NORFOLK, PARK,

POPLE, RAYNER, REEK, RICE, ROSE, STEVENS,

STRUTT, SWEET, UNDERWOOD, VALLENCE,

WALKER, WALSCHER, WEST, WISE, WRIGHT, YOUNG.

These updates relate to the following charts/family groups:

Apologies to those who have also recently kindly provided us with information that has not yet been included in the website. Do contact us, so that we can ensure your updates are included in the next website update.

  

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Website Update February 3, 2021

46 new narratives have been added, and 81 changed, since the last website update on 2 December. There are now a total of 13,382 detailed narratives available on the website and 21,200 people (66 new) in our database.  

The focus of this update was as a result of receiving several interesting, and informative, emails from Mike and Carol Fleetwood, who live in Kilgwrrwg, Monmouthshire. Whilst they are not related, they have kindly provided a lot of information on the PASKs who lived in this area, together with photographs and images. This concurs with the PASKs of Monmouthshire Volume 1 book we compiled in June 2008. Since then a lot of new information is now available, and has been included in this update. 

In addition, there are several updates relating to the following charts/family groups:

The website changes relate to the following surnames: 

PASK, PASKE,
BAERWOLF, BAKER, BUTCHER, DUCKERING, EVANS,    
FRANCIS, FRODSHAM, GILBERT, HARRIS, HUGHES,    
JENKINS, KOEPP, LANE, LAVINGTON, LEIVERS,    
LOFT, MARTIN, MAYBREY, McCRAE, MEREDITH,    
MIELKE, MONKS, MORRIS, MORTIMER, MORTON,    
MOULDS, NIBLETT, PERCIVAL, PICK, PRICE,    
QUANTRILL, REECE, ROE, SMITH, SPEEDIE,    
STONE, TURNER, WHEELER, YOUNG.   

 

Apologies to those who have also recently kindly provided us with information that has not yet been included in the website. We are getting there!