I live in Canada and am not connected to this family name at all, but I do a lot of genealogical research and have read thousands of these postings while checking out my own family lines.
In Canada, look at phone listings under - http://www.canada411.com - using PASHE and PASH, as well as the other spellings you have come across. You may find "clusters" of people in certain cities or provinces in Canada.
I think the early (white) people who came with these names to Canada were from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, maybe the Baltic countries, and also Denmark or Norway in some cases. The ones who came in the 1800's often settled in the west (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta) where the vast flat plains are ideal for farming. These provinces only joined Canada in 1870 (Manitoba) and 1905 (Sask and Alberta).
In many cases, people shortened their names to a form like PASH or PASHE while they were sailing on the boat across the Atlantic, or when the immigration or customs official could not spell or pronounce their old name.
Can't find the place you are looking for ? An excellent (and easy to use) website where you can locate up to 350,000 current and former placenames in Canada, accessible in French or English, is - http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/english/cgndb.html - or Home Page at - http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/english/Home.html -
Canada's 1871 census - http://18.104.22.168/1871.htm - The National Archives has Census records available for the years 1842, 1848, 1850, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, and 1901. ** Records after 1901 are not available for researchers ** Remember that Alberta and Saskatchewan did not become provinces until 1905.
The index to the 1871 census, available on the Internet, should help you find the county. There is an Index to the 1871 Census on-line at -
For those looking for postings by province, try:
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~canwgw/queryweb/ -
- http://www.Cyndislist.com - go to each province in Canada. It gives you many county by county cemeteries and the names in them (**NOTE: Newfoundland never had counties; don’t try to find any)
Canadian Geneaology & History - NATIONAL LISTINGS by Province - http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/cghl.html - a very good source of lots of info - lots of LINKS to other sites
- http://www.archives.ca/aca/committe/index.htm - CANADIAN NATIONAL ARCHIVES FAX: (613) 443-0261 Toll Free: 1-888-443-2243 -
Death records in Saskatchewan are at Vital Records Dept:
Province of Saskatchewan
1942 Hamilton Street,
CANADA S4P 3V7
Tel: 1-800-548-1179 (might only be toll-free in SK or Canada).
Records are complete from 1920 and sporadic from 1878 to 1919. Before any search will be done there is a form which needs to be filled out and a fee sent in ($25 for each name searched whether or not they find anything).
Saskatchewan Genealogy Tips -
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~canada/sask.htm - was located at - http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/4835/sask/tips.html - a new site as of August 1999 - find lots of information about researching your roots in Saskatchewan from church addresses/phone numbers in Saskatchewan, links to transcribed cemetery transcripts online, Funeral home addresses/phone numbers in Saskatchewan, and much more.
McTaggart, Sask. was a site for immigrants from Europe to work off passage on local farms, etc.
- http://www.saskgenealogy.com/ - Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, 2nd Floor, 1870 Lorne Street, P.O. Box 1894, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4P 3E1 - Tel: 1-306-780-9207 or Fax: 1-306-781-6021 - The Saskatchewan Genealogical Society welcomes you to our home on the Internet. We provide assistance to residents researching heritage around the world and we promote, encourage and foster the study of genealogical and original research in the Province of Saskatchewan.
These electronic pages and files are for the use of individual researchers, and may not be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by other organizations. Printing the files within by non-commercial individuals and libraries is encouraged, as long as all notices and submitter information is included. Any other use, including copying files to other sites, requires permission from Saskatchewan Genealogical Society.
- http://www.saskgenealogy.com/branches.htm - Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Branch Contacts - includes all contact names and telephone numbers for SK as well as the “border city” of Lloydminster, which is intersected by the SK-AB border.
For information on researching in Saskatchewan try:
- http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/saskatchewan.html -
Saskatchewan Genealogy Society, Provincal Society Headquarters
Saskatchewan Genealogy Society, Swift Current Branch
- http://www.advanceplus.com/genealogy/index.htm - claims to have the Canadian Census of 1891 books, and genealogical books ranging from Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Regina (Saskatchewan) Newspapers to the RCMP Obituary Index. I would be doubtful about these claims since Saskatchewan, like Alberta next door, was not incorporated as a province of Canada until 1905.
- http://www.advanceplus.com/genealogy/skgazet.htm - Changes of Name provides two alphabetical series of names: one by the original name and another by the new name, as they appeared in The Saskatchewan Gazette between 1917 and 1950. This index is a useful genealogical tool for those who have lost contact with relatives moving into the province, where the name changed subsequent to the move, and for those who, not realizing there has been a change of name, are trying to trace the origins of their families. Researchers using the index are encouraged to consult the original entries in The Gazette in either office of the Saskatchewan Archives Board, since there is often additional information in the published notices, such as ages of minor children and street addresses for instance, that could not be included in the index. The index was compiled by D'Arcy Hande of the Saskatchewan Archives Board, Debbie Moyer of the Saskatoon Branch (Saskatchewan Genealogical Society), and Rae Chamberlain of the Biggar Branch (Saskatchewan Genealogical Society). ISBN 1-895859-04-2, Copyright (c) 1993.
Provincial Archives of Manitoba
Provincial Services Division
200 Vaughan Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1T5
E-mail: - email@example.com -
Web Site: - http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/index.html/archives/index.html - includes Hudson's Bay Company archives which were donated to the Manitoba Archives several years ago.
Alberta Family History Society (AFHS) - http://www.afhs.ab.ca -
Alberta Genealogy Society (Province of Alberta was inc. 1905) - http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/abgensoc/census.html -
- http://www.advanceplus.com/genealogy/index.htm - claims to have the Canadian Census of 1891 books, with the new, limited-edition District of Alberta from the Canadian Census of 1891, including all 17,674 persons from the census microfilm. NOTE: THIS IS A COMMERCIAL SITE - YOU MAY BE CHARGED FOR EACH REQUEST. Alberta did not become a province until 1905, so it would be doubtful that the Government of Canada would have any official census data until after that year (and right now there is no official Canadian census data available to anyone after the 1901 Census, which did NOT include Alberta).
This group also claims to have genealogical books ranging from Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Regina (Saskatchewan) Newspapers to the RCMP Obituary Index. Saskatchewan, like Alberta next door, was not incorporated as a province of Canada until 1905.
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