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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/

What’s New at Durham Records Online

1,000,000th Burial !!! Durham Records Online is celebrating the millionth burial going online! With the advent of the Stanley Cemetery collection, the count of burial records (church burials plus cemetery registers) passed the 1,000,000 mark. Here is burial number 1,000,000 (at Stanley … Continue reading

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Facebook and other social media and genealogy

There is a mistaken view that only young people are using Facebook but recent figures show it is moving into the mainstream. Only 14% of Facebook users are under the age of 24. Forty six per cent of Facebook users … Continue reading

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Publications of THE HARLEIAN SOCIETY

The Harleian Society is a registered charity first established in 1869 and later incorporated in 1902. The official objects of the Society are “the transcribing, printing and publishing of the heraldic visitations of counties, parish registers or any manuscripts relating to … Continue reading

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WhatWasThere photograph project

I’ve written before about the History Pin Project: http://www.historypin.com and now there is a similar website.  It states: ‘The WhatWasThere project was inspired by the realization that we could leverage technology and the connections it facilitates to provide a new human experience … Continue reading

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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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