Daily Archives: September 16, 2011

Swaledale CUMPSTONs in North Yorkshire

 I have a very small number of CUMPSTON(s) who crept over the Westmorland border into North Yorkshire.  Does anyone recognise them?  Baptisms for Arkengarthdale CUMPSTON(e)s are 1731 5 23 Cumpstone a son (of) Cuthbert 1742 3 21 Cumstone Francis Son of … Continue reading

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Atlas of Irish emigration

Changes in Ireland’s population over the past 160 years have been made available online. Two new digitized atlases show the levels of emigration during the Great Famine, right up until the rise of the Celtic Tiger in 2002, as well … Continue reading

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Library of Congress newspaper images

ResearchBuzz http://www.researchbuzz.org/ mentions that the Library of Congress ‘Chronicling America’ site has added 287,000 newspaper  images from 15 states and DC. The site covers the range 1880-1922. See http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

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BUSHBY, Harold Cumpston of Flamborough deceased 1968

  The Gazette Issue 44717 published on the 15 November 1968. Page 82 of 96 recorded the death of Harold Cumpston BUSHBY of “Whinbrae,” South Landing Road, Flamborough, East Yorks, Retired Company Director.  He died on 2nd November 1968. His solicitors were … Continue reading

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Who was Joshua Cumpston NEALOR?

  The London Gazette Issue 23078 published on the 28 February 1866. Page 363 records Joshua Cumpston NEALOR living at Paxton-park, Lower Sydenham.  Does anyone recognise him?  

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London Gazette On line

Go to the Gazettes Online page http://www.london-gazette.co.uk near the bottom right hand side of the page it says in a Blue Bubble “Search the Archives” and click on this link.  Go to the bottom of this page and where it … Continue reading

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Google timeline to help research

Go to Google at http://www.google.co.uk/ This is important – don’t just click on the browser button on your computer or you get a personalised Google page and then can’t see the icon.  Enter the name you want to search for … Continue reading

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South Queensland gravestone photos

If you have people who migrated to the South Queensland area of Australia you might find the following resource very useful  http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/FamilyHistory/Photos/index.htm There are over 30,000 indexed gravestone photos covering about 130 cemeteries from Brisbane and the surrounding area.

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