Monthly Archives: October 2011

World War II Unit histories and Officers

http://www.unithistories.com/ this website gives a huge amount of history about individuals in the war.   It includes people from all countries involved in fighting.  If you click on the tab ‘units’ or go to http://www.unithistories.com/units_index/default.asp?file=../units_index/units.asp  You can see a good listing … Continue reading

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Parish Map of England

A great site for the whole of England is http://maps.familysearch.org. The site not only helps you to locate a parish, but the dialog box gives Information, Jurisdictions & Options – which gives the ability for a radius search and lists … Continue reading

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More on UK mining history

http://www.cmhrc.co.uk/site/home/index.html Developed by Ian Winstanley this is the UK’s largest and most comprehensive website concerning the history of coalmining – including a searchable database of over 164,000 recorded accidents and deaths.  There are dozens of historical photos on site, and a … Continue reading

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Dorset UK Manorial Documents Register now online

The Federation of Family History Societies reports that the Dorset section of the Manorial Documents Register http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/mdr/  is now online. As well as the register there is also an online education pack. This is pitched at key stage 3 students … Continue reading

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Children and women working in the pits

Christine Amsden a friend from the Upper Dales Family History Group has some excellent data on the numbers and ages of children and women working in the lead mines in the Yorkshire Dales.    This wonderful photo is from http://www.mylearning.org/lead-mining-in-the-yorkshire-dales/images/1-548/ and shows … Continue reading

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Do you know about the 1820 Settlers to South Africa?

            There is an excellent website you can search at http://www.1820settlers.com/modules.php?name=Genealogy  There were no sign of any CUMPSTONs but about 4,000 British settlers arrived in the Eastern Cape of South Africa between April and June … Continue reading

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Street Indexes of England and Wales at TNA

The National Archives is in the process of converting about 300 binders of street indexes to the censuses of England and Wales for 1841-1891 to create an online finding aid and local history resource.   Currently the street indexes to the … Continue reading

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COMPSTON in the USA census

COMPSTON is identified by the U.S. Bureau of the Census as a surname with more than 100 occurrences in the United States for the year-2000 U.S. Census. In “Demographic Aspects of Surnames from Census 2000″, the Census Bureau tabulated the surnames … Continue reading

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CUMPSTON name in the USA census returns

There is an interesting search engine at http://names.mongabay.com/data/co/CUMPSTON.html CUMPSTON is identified by the U.S. Bureau of the Census as a surname with more than 100 occurrences in the United States for the year-2000 U.S. Census. In “Demographic Aspects of Surnames from … Continue reading

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There is an interesting map called “Geo-Geneology of Irish Surnames”.  http://tinyurl.com/y8hs9sw  In the 2009 ESRI International User Conference it won two awards in the Map Gallery Competition. It was placed first in the “Most Unique” category, and it won the People’s Choice Award. … Continue reading

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