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The Ships List

http://www.theshipslist.com/ TheShipsList website, online since August 1999, will help you find your ancestors on ships’ passenger lists. It also has immigration reports, newspaper records, shipwreck information, ship pictures, ship descriptions, shipping-line fleet lists and more; as well as hundreds of passenger lists … Continue reading

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Society of Genealogists

Have you ever thought about joining the Society?  It has an enormous holding of records in London and you can do a surname search on this weblink http://www.sog.org.uk/library/surnames_stuv.shtml I’m delighted to have been asked to speak there on Saturday 17th March … Continue reading

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BUSHBY, Harold Cumpston of Flamborough deceased 1968

  The Gazette Issue 44717 published on the 15 November 1968. Page 82 of 96 recorded the death of Harold Cumpston BUSHBY of “Whinbrae,” South Landing Road, Flamborough, East Yorks, Retired Company Director.  He died on 2nd November 1968. His solicitors were … Continue reading

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William Henry CUMPSTON medals from Hull

I was delighted to hear from Robert Watt member of the Orders and Medals Research Society.  He possesses in his collection a Hull Seaman’s and General Orphan Asylum medal for  William Henry Cumpston.    William Henry was a gifted child who published poetry and went on … Continue reading

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Beverley, East Yorkshire Archives

Have just spent 3 days in Beverley in East Yorkshire,  at the Early Music Festival, and took the opportunity of visiting the East Riding Archives in Beverley.   I was delighted to deposit with them a copy of my latest book … Continue reading

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My CUMPSTON family history book

I’m receiving regular requests for details of my latest book – The Cumpstons of Hull, master mariners and their families.  Published in December 2010 it was launched at the CUMPSTON family reunion in Canberra, Australia in January 2011.  It can … Continue reading

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