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About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at www.cumpston.org.uk I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at https://laxenresearch.wordpress.com/ and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough https://knaggsresearch.wordpress.com/

Masters and Mates Certificates for Great Britain 1850 – 1927

One of the reasons I was keen to renew my Ancestry membership was because the organisation has just released a new collection of Masters and Mates certificates for Great Britain from 1850-1927, as sourced from The National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. … Continue reading

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Ancestry membership – important tip

This month my Ancestry membership is due, and I found the new cost of world-wide membership just a bit steep at £155!  Because my CUMPSTON research is world- wide I need this level of membership too so there is no … Continue reading

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Back with renewed energy!

After a break this summer we have finally moved home, had a holiday and entertained our friends from New Zealand.  All this surrounded by an amazing Olympic and Paralympic summer. So after all this activity I am once more connected … Continue reading

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Newspaperarchive.com

http://www.newspaperarchive.com This site advertises that it is ‘The World’s Largest Online Newspaper featuring over 120 million newspaper pages. The newspaper archive dates back from 1609 to the present. Plus the database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around … Continue reading

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‘We of the West Riding’ film

If you want 21 minutes of sheer delight watch this You Tube film called ‘We of the West Riding.’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WohhLX_YLlE It also covers the Dales and Skipton and is an absolute gem filmed in 1945. Watch for the 3 dales … Continue reading

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What’s New at Durham Records Online

Durham Records Online consistently gives one of the best updates to their holdings.  The latest offering includes: Auckland St. Andrew baptisms 1820-1851 & burials 1821-1850 a large data set from Auckland St. Andrew 5,815 baptisms covering 1820 through June 1851 … Continue reading

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Mary Jane COMPSTON married Rev George KERRY in India in 1895

Serampore Convocation (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 2012-03-31 I was pleased to hear from Marc Kerry   about his relative Mary Jane Compston who is a member of the Lancashire family tree 1 on my website at http://www.cumpston.org.uk Message: Mary married the Rev … Continue reading

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Charles Hartwell Compston Kendal and Lancashire

Flo Brookes wrote to me in March about her relatives.  Check them out at http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/charles-hartwell-compston/4562108945 : Message: ‘I am related to Charles Hartwell Compston, and thereby, his ancestors, Charles Robert Compston – Auctioneer in Lancaster but born in Kendal with his … Continue reading

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Glenn R. Cumpston Obituary 1994 Greene County PA

I have a number of pages about CUMPSTONs in Greene County.  Does anyone recognise this family – if so please contact me. http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/greene-page-2/4535582416 Native of Greene County, 79, of 675 Cullum Street, Meadville, who died Monday, December 19, 1994, in Meadville … Continue reading

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Frances W Cumpston Sacramento County, Elk Grove, California

Gail Lee (Cumpston) Brokaw also wrote to me about her family.  You can now see a page on William Henry junior and her mother Frances: http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/wm-henry-jun-frances-w-cumps/4563413184  and a  page on William Henry Senior and his wife Sarah: http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/wm-h-sen-sarah-cumpston-mrs-b/4563416949 Frances is Gail’s mother, who was … Continue reading

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