Daily Archives: July 23, 2011

Transcription tests – no prizes!

Check out http://genealogytranscriber.blogspot.com/ I found this just a couple of days ago – a little transcription test for you to try every day. No Prizes but a sense of satisfaction if you manage it.

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HistPop – enumeration districts in the UK

There is an easy way to  find totals for a number of enumeration districts in each of the UK Censuses. Check out HistPop: http://www.histpop.org/ohpr/servlet/ The most detailed figures (that is for each Civil Parish) are under the lists by Registration Area.

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New website – billion graves

http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#individual I tried this and there were no CUMPSTON entries but you may be luckier, so do try it.

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The RMA Woolwich Cadet Registers

The RMA Woolwich Cadet Registers cover the years 1790 to1793, 1799 to 1805 and 1820 to 1939. Those for the RMC Sandhurst cover 1800 to 1946. Both sets record the name, age, date of entry, commissioning date and corps or regiment joined. … Continue reading

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Adelaide Cemeteries, South Australia

Recently a group of cemeteries in Adelaide, capital of the state of South Australia, have released their burial registers on the internet.  The link below includes West Terrace Cemetery (the original Adelaide cemetery and the oldest continually operated cemetery in … Continue reading

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Patent applications by Brian H. CUMPSTON, Pleasanton, CA US

Patent applications by Brian H. CUMPSTON, Pleasanton, CA US.  There are a number of patents for Brian including one for METHODS FOR MAKING SEALED PHOTOVOLTAIC APPARATUS  http://www.faqs.org/patents/inventor/cumpston-ca-3/ Please let me know if you recognise Brian as I would like to give … Continue reading

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Geneil E. Cumpston MESTAD (1929-2011) of Evansdale

Geneil Elaine Cumpston Mestad, 81, of Kennedale, Texas, formerly of Evansdale, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Serenity House in Kennedale. She was born March 23, 1929, in Fort Dodge, daughter of Charles and Myrtle Dickerson CUMPSTON. She married Earl W. … Continue reading

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Dispensations for Marriages – Surtees Society

Volume 45 of the Surtees Society is conveniently online via the Internet Archive:  http://www.archive.org/stream/publicationssur05socigoog#page/n319/mode/2up where it gives the Dispensations for Marriages

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Museum of the Confederacy

Rarely-displayed paintings of Charleston during the Civil War by a Confederate soldier, including one painting of the submarine H.L. Hunley, (see photograph) will become available this week on the Internet by The Museum of the Confederacy. The museum in Richmond, … Continue reading

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Scottish Minister records on Ancestry

 Was your ancestor a Scottish minister? A new collection of records that was added to Ancestry.com in 2010 can help you learn more about him. These records, entitled Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, deal with the succession of parish ministers in The Church of … Continue reading

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