Daily Archives: August 20, 2011

The American Battle Monuments Commission

The American Battle Monuments Commission, established by the Congress in 1923, is an agency of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. The Commission—guardian of America’s overseas commemorative cemeteries and memorials—honors the service, achievements and sacrifice of United States Armed … Continue reading

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Georgian Newspapers in the Bath Archives, England

There is a searchable index to Georgian Newspapers held in the Bath Archives. Copies of historic Bath newspapers are held by the Local Studies section of Bath Library, including those indexed in this project.  Until recently, it could be very time-consuming to find … Continue reading

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Upper Hutt Newspaper Archive New Zealand

Take a look at the Upper Hutt Newspaper Archive where you can access retrospective issues of Upper Hutt’s longest running community newspaper — The Leader. http://upperhutt.dlconsulting.com/ The current digital collection covers the early years of the paper, 1939–1964. This collection contains 1,061 … 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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Winona Newspaper Project

Winona Newspaper Project The Darrell W. Krueger Library at Winona State University is pleased to make available an online archive of three late 19th century and 20th century Winona newspapers.  This archive includes available issues of the Winona Argus, the … Continue reading

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Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants UK

 http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/subject_guides/family_history/rail/asrs/ The Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales was founded in 1872. In 1892 it absorbed the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants of Scotland. It was the dominant partner in the 1913 amalgamation with the … Continue reading

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Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Probate Guide and Index, 1761 to 1900 Now Online

The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants continues to create more indexes to records and places those indexes online.  http://bit.ly/owEyCE The latest addition joins Franklin County that went online last month. These indexes are both available free of charge.  The Massachusetts … Continue reading

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14th Century Gough map on line

The oldest surviving map of the British Isles has been digitally captured and turned into a Google Maps-style online resource. The 14th century Gough map is internationally-renowned as one of the earliest maps to show Britain in a geographically-recognizable form. Yet to … Continue reading

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History of Parliament website (UK)

There is a wonderful new history of parliament website which has biographies of members of parliament going back to 1386. It is a work in progress and there are still many gaps but the site already has over 21,000 biographies.  This … Continue reading

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Alfie CUMSTON of Worthing, West Sussex died 2010

Published in the Worthing Herald Group on 9th December 2010 (Distributed in Worthing) Cumston Alfie much loved and treasured uncle, great uncle and great great uncle to Leo and Derick and their families.  Also a very special godfather to Miles. Funeral service to … Continue reading

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