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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/

Australian female criminals

Australia‘s Justice & Police Museum has released 2,500 photographs of female criminals from the 1920s. The pictures of murderers, bigamists, bootleggers and prostitutes provide a fascnating glimpse into life in Australia in the early 20th Century. There’s a selection at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9095938/Mugshots-of-Australian-women-criminals-from-the-1920s.html with … Continue reading

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Sidney Dewayne Cumpston sudden death Burgettstown PA

Many thanks to Nevin my colleague in the USA for this recent newspaper item http://www.wtae.com/news/30536125/detail.html?taf=pit  February 24, 2012 3-Vehicle Crash Kills Man In Burgettstown Sidney Dewayne Cumpston Dies In Main Street Accident BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. — A Burgettstown man was  killed in … Continue reading

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Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997

Familysearch has added new records including the Wisconsin Marriage Index.  It includes quite modern marriages including the following: Scott Lee Cumpston      Marriage      02 Jul 1994       Kenosha, Wisconsin     26 years,    spouse   Kerry Sue Schick  aged   28  certificate number 015582  archive roll   5 Do contact me if you recognise these people.  

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US Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files – Elizabeth M CUMPSTON

In the latest files released by familysearch I found Elizabeth M CUMPSTON a widow of Veteran William H CUMPSTON of the 12 Illinois Infantry   Company B    Application no.  WC30401 [Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. … Continue reading

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Familysearch – new record sets

Familysearch have recently added new record sets. Italy, Sweden, and U.S. Collections Enjoy the Largest Additions FamilySearch added another 30 million new, free records online (16 million indexed names and 14 million browsable images). Totally new collections from Canada, England, Germany, … Continue reading

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Google Alert finds another CUMPSTON – Myrtle Zelda CUMPSTON

I have the name CUMPSTON as a google alert and every week it throws up the name for me across the world.  After nearly 15 years most of the links I recognise but this one was new: http://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/myrtle-cumpston/ It reads:  … Continue reading

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400th blog entry

This is my 400th blog entry outlining websites of interests to local and family historians including details of CUMPSTONs across the world.  Many thanks to those of you who have writen to me about items that have interested you. [See my photo of Cumpston Hill, … Continue reading

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The Durham Light Infantry websites

The aim of Durham Light Infantry.net is to collate information on the men who served with the 6th battalion of the Durham Light Infantry during World War One.  http://www.durhamlightinfantry.net/index.cfm There is also an excellent listing for the Durham Light Infantry … Continue reading

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Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for the year 1379 Yorkshire

Thanks to GENUKI you can read some details from the The Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Journals (all pre 1900). The data is “signed”  J.G.  8th February, 1879. http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/Misc/SubsidyRolls/YKS/SubsidyRolls1379Index.html GENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to … Continue reading

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Quaker records in Ireland

A small collection of records from the Quakers in Ireland is now online at http://www.findmypast.ie. The site announces: Today we launch a small collection of Irish death records from the Quaker Annual Monitor 1849. The Quaker Annual Monitor 1849, or … Continue reading

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