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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/

William Roscoe Cumpston Greene County Pennsylvania

It has been a very busy time for me in the last 3 weeks having received 8 sightings of CUMPSTONs – all sent to me by their descendants.  Many thanks to you all and by now you will be able … Continue reading

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Cumpston website update

Many thanks to all those who have been visiting my Guild of One Name Studies CUMPSTON website.  Over the last 2 weeks I have been uploading lots of new data about 11 more families.  The site is now 3 years old and … Continue reading

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London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 and UK, Victoria Cross Medals, 1857-2007

Two big releases from Ancestry – the London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 and UK, Victoria Cross Medals, 1857-2007. Here’s some blurb from the site: About London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921  http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=2056 This database … Continue reading

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Searching for surnames

There is a very useful top level search which can be done for those interested in searching for surnames.  Visit http://www.surnameweb.org/  to get an idea of how it works. Here are the results for my own CUMPSTON research http://www.surnameweb.org/Cumpston/surnames.htm Cumpston … Continue reading

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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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Photos from 1895 – the English Coast line

Scans of Round the Coast 1895 are freely available from Rosemary & Stan Rodliffeat http://www.thornburypump.co.uk/Coast1895/   They cover the coast of England and places in Yorkshire for which photos and commentaries are available are: Redcar, Staithes, Runswick, Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, Scarborough, … Continue reading

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If your ancestor went to New Zealand, you may wish to check FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org out, as it has just added 358,395 probate record images from 1878-1960. The records were created by local courts throughout New Zealand regions. An index is … Continue reading

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