Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ralph CUMSTON

It is now possible to hear CUMSTON people speaking on line and one such link is on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnoWIzkhmC4 where you can hear 1st Ward Council Member Ralph Cumston giving his reaction after Mayor Scott Schertzer gives the “State of the City” Address … Continue reading

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Hallet & Cumston piano makers

I often receive queries about the history of Hallet and Cumston pianos and requests to value pianos.  I regret I know nothing about pianos but I do know something of this particular line. HALLET & DAVIS PIANO COMPANY HISTORY: The Hallet & Davis Piano … Continue reading

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Cumston Hall, Monmouth, Maine

Cumston Hall is a historic library in downtown Monmouth, Maine. It was completed in 1900 and is named in honor of Dr. Charles M. Cumston, a former teacher at the English High School in Boston, who gave the Romanesque Revival … Continue reading

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Obituary William John CUMPSTON Nottingham December 2011

Can anyone help me with this obituary kindly sent to me by Marion Gray a colleague from the Guild of One Name Studies. William John CUMPSTON was the husband of Ellen and father to Melanie, Cindy and Emma.  Grandfather to … Continue reading

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School registers

Ancestry has added School registers, which give an amazing amount of family information. London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1840-1911 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1938 This is a collection of School Admission and Discharges for schools in London. This collection contains more than a million … Continue reading

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Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum have started adding photos of IWW soldiers to Flickr.  See http://www.flickr.com/photos/imperialwarmuseum/sets/72157629487462489/with/6797269742/ These images are amongst the first items collected by   IWM when it was founded in 1917 to record everybody’s experiences of the First World War.  In … Continue reading

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