Tag Archives: Yorkshire

Searching Australian Newspapers

For those who haven’t come across this link there are a number of Australian newspapers which have a free search engine at http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/home The original images can be saved.  Christine, a friend in Canada, searched on key words to bring up ‘6 … Continue reading

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Swaledale CUMPSTONs in North Yorkshire

 I have a very small number of CUMPSTON(s) who crept over the Westmorland border into North Yorkshire.  Does anyone recognise them?  Baptisms for Arkengarthdale CUMPSTON(e)s are 1731 5 23 Cumpstone a son (of) Cuthbert 1742 3 21 Cumstone Francis Son of … 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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Yorkshire Marriage Registers

 For those of you who don’t want to sleep tonight, I’ve been following this on yorksgen http://www.archive.org/details/texts Type in “Yorkshire Marriage Registers” and when it turns up you have a choice on the left hand side. Read Online or Download (16 … Continue reading

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Matthew COMPERSTON Danby Wiske North Riding of Yorkshire

From NYCRO  film number 27, Parish registers of Danby Wiske.  Baptisms in 1810 Jane daughter of Christopher Metcalf, blacksmith, and Jane his wife daughter of Matthew COMPERSTON, was born 12th and baptised 13th May 1810. This is a new variant of … Continue reading

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Female convicts from the UK

This useful site was sent to me by Marion Moverley: Go to the web site of the National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk go to Search the Archives and then Catalogue in department put in PCOM 4 for women or PCOM3 for men Go … Continue reading

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North Yorkshire County Council map

 Tracy found this useful map on the County Council website at http://maps.northyorks.gov.uk/connect/?mapcfg=Roads It is very handy for finding individual buildings if you don’t know the area and also giving the postcodes so you can Sat Nav your way to the door!

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West Yorkshire Archives – new partnership with Ancestry.co.uk

This press release is from the West Yorkshire Archives Service web site this week: ‘Ancestry.co.uk – The West Yorkshire Archive Service is pleased to be working in partnership with http://www.Ancestry.co.uk   to digitise, index and make available on their website copies of … Continue reading

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Thomas and Thomasin KNAGGS of Flamborough

I was delighted to hear from Heather Port at  h.port@btinternet.com on Sunday. We share Thomas and Thomasin KNAGGS as our  3 x Great Grandparents.  Heather’s line goes  through their son William who was born in 1827.  Heather thinks that Thomas`s parents were William … Continue reading

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Join us at the Yorkshire Family History Fair Saturday 25th June York

The Guild of One Name Studies will be at the fair – why not come  and meet us? http://yorkshirefamilyhistoryfair.com/  The Exhibition Centre is fully licensed and equipped. A bar and a cafeteria provide refreshments. The fair is arranged on three floors, … Continue reading

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