Daily Archives: November 5, 2011

Ireland, Tithe Applotment Books, 1823-1837 about John COMPSON

CAN ANYONE HELP ME IDENTIFY THIS MAN? Name: John Compson County: Monaghan Parish: Ballyboy Townland: Cornohow Year: 1829 Source Information: Heritage World and the Genealogical Publishing Company. Ireland, Tithe Applotment Books, 1823-1837 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.  … Continue reading

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Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies – John CUMPSTON

CAN ANYONE HELP ME IDENTIFY THIS YOUNG BOY? John Cumpston Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828 Age: 4 Nationality: Creole Gender: Male Parish: St Mary (2) Colonial Dependency: Jamaica Owner Name: Charles Nathaniel Bayly Esquire Record Date: 1832 Source Citation: Class: … Continue reading

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History to Herstory – women in Yorkshire

This West Yorkshire website is now fully launched and is searchable by surnames. There is now free access to 80,000 images taken from  primary sources relating to the lives of women in  Yorkshire, from 1100 AD to the present day. Celebrating the … Continue reading

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Reading School (UK) inspection report from 1648 uncovered

An inspection of Reading School in Berkshire led to the dismissal of its new master, Thomas Pocock, following several complaints from parents about his “ability and diligence”. Questions asked by the three Oxford University dons included, “What authors of classical … Continue reading

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Malta Family History

http://website.lineone.net/~stephaniebidmead/second.htm This site aims to assist family researchers, and contains information about British men and women who were born, married, died, served in the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, the British Army, were residents on the island, or in … Continue reading

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‘Home children’ from the UK to Canada

Library and Archives Canada has announced the release of a new version of the online database Home Children(1869-1930).  More than 20,000 names of children, who came to Canada between 1925 and 1932, were added to the extended version. The names … Continue reading

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RMS Titanic

100 years ago today the White Star Line announced the departure date for RMS Titanic‘s maiden voyage. The National Archives is holding a one-day conference at Kew to commemorate the centenary of RMS Titanic. The programme looks at all aspects … Continue reading

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