Monthly Archives: January 2012

The British Newspaper Archive

Although I have written about this before I think it is worth bringing it up again.  The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and brightsolid online publishing to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the … Continue reading

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World War l medals details on Ancestry web site

Ancestry http://www.ancestry.co.uk has published 880,000 First World War medals details for the first time, together with its First World War service and pension records. Image via Wikipedia The medals information includes details of Silver War Badge holders.  The Silver War Badge was issued … Continue reading

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Durham UK Records Online

Just a reminder that there are lots of records on line at the County Durham Archives http://www.durhamrecordsonline.com  The following are new on the site: Auckland St. Andrew marriages 1765-1812 1,346 marriages at Auckland St. Andrew’s covering 1765-1812. Besides Auckland St. Andrew, … Continue reading

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Geneil E. Cumpston MESTAD (1929-2011)

EVANSDALE – Geneil Elaine Cumpston Mestad, 81, of Kennedale, Texas, formerly  of Evansdale, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Serenity House in Kennedale.  She was born March 23, 1929, in Fort Dodge, daughter of Charles and Myrtle  Dickerson Cumpston. She married Earl W. Mestad … Continue reading

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UK Museum of Migration

A group is seeking to create Britain’s first major Museum of Migration. Volunteers have been formed under the leadership of Barbara Roche, former Minister for Immigration, and scoping research has been completed, published by ippr. They are now seeking funds to engage a … Continue reading

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Christopher D. Cumpston, 30, of Catlettsburg Kentucky died February 7th 2011 in Ashland

February  8, 2011 Christopher Cumpston – 1980-2011 Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home The IndependentThe Daily Independent CATLETTSBURG — Christopher D. Cumpston, 30, of Catlettsburg, passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 in Ashland. Mr. Cumpston was born June 8, 1980, in … Continue reading

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More about the First World War nursing records at the National Archives

The National Archives has published 15,000 First World War nursing service records, on its Documents Online site at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/nursing.asp. You can view this photo and many others at http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/prs-tpic/nurses/nrs-e8d.htm The records date from 1902-1922 and include details such as date … Continue reading

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History to Herstory website

I’ve written abou this before but it is really good – do visit it.  This West Yorkshire website is now fully launched and is searchable by surnames.  It is called History to Herstory.  There is now free access to 80,000 … Continue reading

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Historical Street Archive at the National Archives

Image via Wikipedia This wonderful Historical Street Archive search facility offered online by the National Archives  now includes the 1891 census. So if you know a streetname, this list will tell you which census District/page to search for. This is a … Continue reading

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Society of Genealogists

Have you ever thought about joining the Society?  It has an enormous holding of records in London and you can do a surname search on this weblink http://www.sog.org.uk/library/surnames_stuv.shtml I’m delighted to have been asked to speak there on Saturday 17th March … Continue reading

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