Monthly Archives: September 2011

How to convert files

Have you ever wanted to convert files without the need to download software ?  Take a look at http://www.zamzar.com/ – this really works.  I tried that for converting a pdf to Word format. Its free, you don’t have to sign up for anything and … Continue reading

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Family History Classes Available Free on Internet

The FamilySearch Family History Library has made 23 classes available free through their website http://www.familysearch.org   Subjects range from European research to United States, and military records. There are “Beginning Research Series” England and Ireland and England, and also a class on descendancy research. Time to … Continue reading

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Roots of the British, 1000 BC – AD 1000 – Leicester University

Have a look at this Leicester University project http://www2.le.ac.uk/projects/roots-of-the-british  Histories, Genetics and the Peopling of Britain.  The fundamental population history of Britain and the roots of the identities of the historical nations of the island (the Welsh, Scots and English) is … Continue reading

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Searching Australian Newspapers

For those who haven’t come across this link there are a number of Australian newspapers which have a free search engine at http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/home The original images can be saved.  Christine, a friend in Canada, searched on key words to bring up ‘6 … Continue reading

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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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