Monthly Archives: October 2011

Glossary for researchers

The following list from the University of Nottingham is not exhaustive, but aims to cover most of the terms which may be encountered by modern researchers.  A selection of Latin words and phrases frequently used in manorial records is also included. Users … Continue reading

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Palaeography and diplomatic skills

There are several high-quality web sites providing skills in palaeography (the study of old handwriting) and diplomatic (the physical make-up and contents of old documents). You may find the following useful:  English Handwriting 1500-1700: an online course [Cambridge English Renaissance … Continue reading

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Was your ancestor a Suffragette?

There is a very interesting website at http://www.alicesuffragette.co.uk and I would urge you to look at it. It commemorates Alice Hawkins and includes suffragette memorabilia that once belonged to Alice.  It is intended as a learning resource and also includes archive … Continue reading

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Missouri State Archives – George COMPSTON

Missouri‘s Union Provost Marshal Papers: 1861 – 1866  This record concerns Naber, Herman B in the County of St Louis who appeared in a Statement of George Compston: at the Mound Engine House he heard Naber hurrah for Jeff Davis and claim … Continue reading

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The Assize Court Records of England

The Assize courts were periodic criminal courts. They were active from about 1350 until 1972. These courts were conducted by pairs of judges from the courts at Westminster. The judges worked through circuits which covered most of England.  At first, … Continue reading

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Missouri Digital Heritage – William COMPSTON

William was a private in the Civil War, on the Union side. Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia in Company C. Office of Adjutant General Record of Service Card, Civil War, 1861-1865 Box 17 Reel s00818 He enrolled and was organised on May … Continue reading

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Missouri State Archives – James COMPSTON

James COMPSTON was a Private in the Civil War on the Union Side.  He served in the Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia in the 3rd Regiment Provisional EMM in Company C.  Office of Adjutant General, Record of Service Card Civil War 1861-1865 Box … Continue reading

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Missouri records on line – James L CUMPSTON & Rachael A CUMPSTON

Yet another great resource in the US at http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/ More than 6.8 million records can be accessed through Missouri Digital Heritage, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and more than 50 institutions from across … Continue reading

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The Canada Gazette on line

Image via Wikipedia Iissues of The Canada Gazette, “the official newspaper of the Government of Canada,” dating from 1998 have been online and searchable at http://gazette.gc.ca/index-eng.html   However a digitisation project aimed at putting online all issues prior to 1998, right back to … Continue reading

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CUMPSTONs in Illinois

I found a number of CUMPSTON entries inthe Illinois State Archives – well worth checking out the website at http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/GlobalSearchServlet Cook County Coroner’s Inquest Record Index (1872-1911) Name of Deceased Vol Page Date Filed Date of Death CUMPSTON George 86 111 … Continue reading

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