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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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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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