HISTORY and GENEALOGY NEWSLETTER
by Chandra Askew Martin (Lish Askew Branch)
WE ARE LIVE!
On August 3, 2020 it was announced to all family members that The Everlasting Askews is now live. Yes! We are live. We have a website just for our family tree and history. All information from the Tribal Pages site and the forum will be transferred to our own domain, The Everlasting Askews. The website is powered by genealogy software written by Darrin Lythgoe. A tutorial on how to peruse the site was published on August 9, 2020.
~ There’s a new look! The homepage has been simplified and visitors now have to click a link to view the list of surnames.
~ At first launch, there were 319 family member names in the database, as of this publication, there are now 406 names, and 135 families.
~ A mapping feature has been added. By using locations and addresses from the United States Federal Census, U.S. City Directories, and other sources, we can now view our ancestors’ movements whether they be across state lines or just around the corner. To view this feature, scroll down Lish Askew’s page.
~ Derrick J. Holloway presented two photographs of mystery members. If you are able to identify the family members in these photographs, please contact me.
~ Who was the first wife of Josiah Askew I? Many researching their family history believe it to be Priscilla Lee. While it is true that Priscilla Lee was married to a Josiah Askew, she was not married to Josiah Askew I, the grandfather of George, Jackson, and Ailsey. Click here to tell us what you know.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that there are at least four variations of the Askew Coat of Arms? Did you know that the colors and symbols found on Coats of Arms have a specific meaning?
With the help of the Society of Genealogists in England, the meaning of the symbols on this particular variation of the Askew Coat of Arms has been deciphered.
Black = constancy or grief
Gold = generosity and elevation of the mind
Human Head = honor
Dagger = victory, justice, and military honor
Hand = pledge of faith, sincerity, and justice
Helmet = wisdom and security in defense; strength, protection, invulnerability
Ass = patience and humility
GENEALOGY RESEARCH TIPS
The New England Historic Genealogical Society has an excellent article on getting started with genealogy. You can read more here.
FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
Hi there! If you read the premier newsletter all the way to the end, I humbly thank you! If this was a personally enriching and enjoyable experience for you, then my mission has been accomplished.
Currently, I’m working on a project that I’ve titled “A Second Look.” I’m going all the way back to the very beginning of my journey. Yes. I’m going all the way back to 2008 to evaluate each and every family member I’ve research from then to now. I’m filling in gaps, double-checking sources, searching for new sources, and closely examining every document to make sure no information has been overlooked.
While researching the past, I often think about the future. When I’m gone, what will my descendants want to know about me? I’m a writer that’s deeply motivated by prompts. So, when I discovered this prompt for writing your personal history, I was thrilled! This is the perfect way to leave a little of myself for the ones coming after. I encourage all of you to do the same.
Until next time…