Monthly Archives: December 2011

Cope CUMPSTON – activist in Illinois, her mother Catherine Hume CUMPSTON and Kelby CUMPSTON

You can read more about Cope (Copenhaver) on my website at http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/copenhaver-cumpston-usa/4533405065 Cope Cumpston found her voice as an activist when she moved to Champaign-Urbana and got heavily involved with a political campaign. With hard work and long hours, it … Continue reading

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‘Locating London’ – new website

An interesting feature on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme today discussed a new online web project, Locating London http://www.locatinglondon.org It “allows you to search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and to map … Continue reading

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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas: A Grim Almanac of Georgian London

Another new book is by Graham Jackson & Cate Ludlow and due to be published on 9th January 2012, £14.99 978-0-7524-6170-0 Image by Dr Max via Flickr It outlines a day-to-day catalogue of dreadful deeds, brutal murders and strange occurrences from … Continue reading

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‘The Story of Brough-under-Stainmore’ by Margaret Gowling

‘The Story of Brough-under-Stainmore’ by Margaret Gowling has just been published and I only got as far as the Foreword when I spotted Cuthbert Cumpston.  You can read more about him and his family on my website http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/brough-cumpstons/4533669886  Also if … Continue reading

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The Guild of One Name Studies – flexible membership

As a registered member of The Guild of One-Name Studies (www.one-name.org) I am pleased to announce that it has introduced flexible membership joining rates in six currencies. Image via Wikipedia This will enable new members to assess the benefits of the … Continue reading

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org) has announced a new series of signs to be unveiled across the UK: Image via Wikipedia As part of a drive to increase awareness of the number of Commonwealth war casualties buried in cemeteries within … Continue reading

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Facebook pages and hidden messages – warning

Many genealogists have Facebook pages and use them as a way to connect with others researching their ancestry. Image via CrunchBase This link has appeared on my Facebook page but I thought I would put it here as well in case there … Continue reading

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The Orphan Chamber Cape Town Archives

There is an excellent searchable online database administered by the Universities of Cape Town and the Western Cape, in partnership with the Cape Town Archives Repository and the National Archives at The Hague, whose goal is “to make a complete … Continue reading

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What’s new from Durham (UK) Records Online

From Durham Records Online (www.durhamrecordsonline.com): What’s New: Boldon baptisms 1813-1846, burials 1813-1851 At Boldon St. Nicholas in South Shields district: 816 baptisms covering 1813-1846 683 burials covering 1813-1851 In case you missed our last Boldon update (March 2011), here is an … Continue reading

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Colonial administration files to move to The National Archives (TNA) London

The UK Foreign Office is to transfer many overseas colonial administration files to the National Archives – from its website at http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/publications-and-documents/colonial-administration/: The Foreign Office will be making available to the public a large collection of files from former British … Continue reading

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