Daily Archives: March 30, 2012

CUMPSTONE entry in New Zealand newspaper

There is a quaint story told in the Waikato Times 23 March 1886 about Mr Cumpstone making a valuable find of a seam of gravel. Can anyone identify him from these few facts?  Could he be George – see my website at  http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/george-compston-waihi/4538630658 … Continue reading

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New Zealand papers on line

Papers Past contains more than two million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 70 publications from all regions of New Zealand.  http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/ Latest additions to Papers Past (February 2012): … Continue reading

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Bradford Tithe maps

Bradford Family History Society http://www.bradfordfhs.org.uk has a an announcement on its website concerning a project it is working in collaboration with West Yorkshire Archives Service: “We are working with West Yorkshire Archive Service to make the tithe maps for our area,and their apportionments, … Continue reading

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UK National Inventory of War Memorials + Captain Robert Falcon Scott

We had a fascinating evening in Kendal last week listening to the account of Dr Edward Adrian Wilson, who, as well as acting as the party’s medical doctor, was a talented artist and naturalist. Wilson’s paintings survived the expedition and … Continue reading

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