Updates & News
Migrating of project trees to Wikitree is ongoing. See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Ulster_Pelan
Circumstantial discovery of autosomal DNA matches back to Palin/Paling in Lowdham, Nottinghamshire. Needs more work via GedMatch but unfortunately the matching kits are not there at present.
Link confirmed with Irish family called PELIN using Y-700.
New Branch of Y-DNA tree just for us (at present) - R-BY104277
Despite appearances there is much activity, mostly in regards to discussions with living Pelans rather can concentrating on dead ones. Am revising old reports on specific topics.
My dear sister died suddenly and unexpectedly.
Research slow-down due to increased workload at work and at home and a pandemic.
Karen Pelan - an early supporter of this project - passed away in Belfast as a result of cancer on the 27th December.
A summary document of the research to-date has been compiled.
My father Leonard Pelan sadly passed away in Ireland at the age of 85. He always wanted to know the origin and meaning of the Pelan surname and despite his fanciful notions of links to Irish royalty, I like to think that I persuaded him of the facts, at least as was known at the time. He will be sadly missed.
I am extremely sad to report the death of Keith Pelan in November 2016. I am honoured to have known him, if only briefly through this project and he will be greatly missed. In his retirement he took to woodworking and was highly accomplished producing some exquisite rocking-horses amongst other beautiful things.
We lost sister and brother, Renée Pelan (89) and Derek Pelan (86). The latter died not long after learning of the death of his sister.
March 2015 -
Test results from a Mr Pallan have come in and, as predicted from the documentary evidence, he matched the "Hancock-like" Pelan line.