Monthly Archives: August 2011

Patty-Anne CUMPSTONE Canada – author

Does anyone recognise Patty-Anne?      She is the author of ‘British Columbia sea food cook book’ published by Duncan, in British Columbia  in 1981.

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ACT Historical Death Index 1930 – 1973 Australia

A little known listing of all the deaths that have occurred in the ACT from 1930 to 1973 is available for free on this site. Set out as an Excel spreadsheet, it isn’t very user friendly, but it might help … Continue reading

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William Henry CUMPSTON poet

I am seeking a copy of the book  ‘Poems for the time’ by my relative William Henry Cumpston.  It was published in Montreal by Howard Printing House, 1915. You can read about him on my website at http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/william-henry-cumpston-hull/4533340023 If anyone has a copy … Continue reading

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Database of Court Officers for the British Monarchy 1660 -1837

“The Database of Court Officers is an online computer database providing the career histories of every remunerated officer and servant of the English royal household from the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660 to the accession of Queen Victoria in … Continue reading

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The ranks for non-commissioned officers in the Uk

I’ve been asked about the ranks for non-commissioned officers: Lance-Corporal       Corporal Sergeant Staff Sergeant Warrant Officer class II Warrant Officer class I  Warrant Officer is considered a very senior position in the army and those holding the rank of Warrant Officer … Continue reading

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The American Battle Monuments Commission

The American Battle Monuments Commission, established by the Congress in 1923, is an agency of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. The Commission—guardian of America’s overseas commemorative cemeteries and memorials—honors the service, achievements and sacrifice of United States Armed … Continue reading

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Georgian Newspapers in the Bath Archives, England

There is a searchable index to Georgian Newspapers held in the Bath Archives. Copies of historic Bath newspapers are held by the Local Studies section of Bath Library, including those indexed in this project.  Until recently, it could be very time-consuming to find … Continue reading

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Upper Hutt Newspaper Archive New Zealand

Take a look at the Upper Hutt Newspaper Archive where you can access retrospective issues of Upper Hutt’s longest running community newspaper — The Leader. http://upperhutt.dlconsulting.com/ The current digital collection covers the early years of the paper, 1939–1964. This collection contains 1,061 … Continue reading

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William Henry CUMPSTON medals from Hull

I was delighted to hear from Robert Watt member of the Orders and Medals Research Society.  He possesses in his collection a Hull Seaman’s and General Orphan Asylum medal for  William Henry Cumpston.    William Henry was a gifted child who published poetry and went on … Continue reading

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Winona Newspaper Project

Winona Newspaper Project The Darrell W. Krueger Library at Winona State University is pleased to make available an online archive of three late 19th century and 20th century Winona newspapers.  This archive includes available issues of the Winona Argus, the … Continue reading

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