Daily Archives: October 22, 2011

Do you know about the 1820 Settlers to South Africa?

            There is an excellent website you can search at http://www.1820settlers.com/modules.php?name=Genealogy  There were no sign of any CUMPSTONs but about 4,000 British settlers arrived in the Eastern Cape of South Africa between April and June … Continue reading

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Street Indexes of England and Wales at TNA

The National Archives is in the process of converting about 300 binders of street indexes to the censuses of England and Wales for 1841-1891 to create an online finding aid and local history resource.   Currently the street indexes to the … Continue reading

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COMPSTON in the USA census

COMPSTON is identified by the U.S. Bureau of the Census as a surname with more than 100 occurrences in the United States for the year-2000 U.S. Census. In “Demographic Aspects of Surnames from Census 2000″, the Census Bureau tabulated the surnames … Continue reading

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CUMPSTON name in the USA census returns

There is an interesting search engine at http://names.mongabay.com/data/co/CUMPSTON.html CUMPSTON is identified by the U.S. Bureau of the Census as a surname with more than 100 occurrences in the United States for the year-2000 U.S. Census. In “Demographic Aspects of Surnames from … Continue reading

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There is an interesting map called “Geo-Geneology of Irish Surnames”.  http://tinyurl.com/y8hs9sw  In the 2009 ESRI International User Conference it won two awards in the Map Gallery Competition. It was placed first in the “Most Unique” category, and it won the People’s Choice Award. … Continue reading

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familypedia website

 The focus of this site is on capturing the details of the lives of our ancestors, both those historically significant people and the everyday people usually not listed in encyclopaedias, histories, or even “people’s histories”. Along the way, the site … Continue reading

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Quarter Sessions Records of England

 This report can be seen in full at  https://www.familysearch.org/node/1234 Quarter Session includes civil and criminal proceedings covering a time frame from c.1350 to 1971 when the court system was reorganized. Information provided is diverse but generally gives names, dates, places, and … Continue reading

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The Obituary Daily Times

The “Obituary Daily Times”, is at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Contributors scan their local newspaper and upload brief details to the site’s database  software provided). Anyone may search the index, but only contributors can access the entire obit by emailing the original contributor. Contributors also … Continue reading

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