Monthly Archives: June 2011

West Yorkshire Archives – new partnership with Ancestry.co.uk

This press release is from the West Yorkshire Archives Service web site this week: ‘Ancestry.co.uk – The West Yorkshire Archive Service is pleased to be working in partnership with http://www.Ancestry.co.uk   to digitise, index and make available on their website copies of … Continue reading

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The Bowes Museum – Vivienne Westwood Shoes 1773-2011

Vivienne Westwood Shoes is attracting an influx of first time visitors, resulting in an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation at the Bowes Museum .  It is showing until 10th July so don’t miss it.   This exhibition celebrates the ingenuity and creativity of British … Continue reading

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Records of Britain’s everyday heroes go online for the first time

Over half a million records covering 100 years of the militia – the forerunner of The British Territorial Army – are published online at http://www.findmypast.co.uk/ for the first time These records provide unique descriptions of what your ancestors actually looked like.  … Continue reading

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Scottish burial and cremation records available

 There are now nearly 1 million Scottish burial and cremation records available: a.  313,000 records for Edinburgh’s Seafield Cemetery and Crematorium and for Warriston Crematorium are now on http://www.deceasedonline.com. b.  Nearly 39,000 burial records dating from 1888 to the present day … Continue reading

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Dylan George David McCargow b. 18th June 2011 London

We were thrilled to welcome the first new twig on our CUMPSTON tree this month – Dylan, the son of my nephew Rob and his wife Emma.  Rob and Andrew from the previous posting are brothers, the sons of my sister Cathy … Continue reading

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Hettie McCargow born Wednesday 22nd June 2011

A big welcome to a very tiny new twig on the CUMPSTON tree.  Hettie is the daughter of my nephew Andrew and his wife Becky in Winchester and sister to Finn.  You can see Andrew’s website at http://www.mccargow.com/biog.html  Check out the next posting … Continue reading

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Hallett & Cumston Piano Company

I receive many enquiries about The Hallet & Davis Piano Company (spelled “Hallett & Davis” in earlier years).  Whilst I know a fair amount about the CUMSTON family I can’t help on the identification of individual pianos!  I have added further details … Continue reading

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Professor Alastair COMPSTON, Cambridge University, England

There is a full page about Alastair at http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?AlastairCompston Professor and Head of Department of Clinical Neurosciences.  Professor Alastair Compston is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.  You can read more about Alastair on my website at http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/alastair-compston-prof-au/4535316152

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COMPSTON Construction, Springfield Ohio

Does anyone know the story behind this firm? ‘Compston Construction specializes in custom homes, remodels, cabinets, and furniture. A family owned and operated business providing the Miami Valley and surrounding areas with quality driven craftsmanship for the last 20 years, Compston … Continue reading

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Cumpston Dry Wall, Greensboro, PA and Greene County and Fayette County

Does anyone know the history of the Cumpston Dry Wall contracting services? It has over 15 years experience providing superior drywall contracting services to Greensboro, PA and Greene County and Fayette County. Their advert describes them thus: ‘The professionals at … Continue reading

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