Monthly Archives: October 2011

Records in the Illinois State Archives

This website leads to numerous databases for Illinois, including a marriage index and death index. Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database Database of Illinois Servitude and Emancipation Records Databases of Illinois Veterans Database for the Illinois Veterans’ History Project Database … Continue reading

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LDS and Batch numbers

              Hugh  Wallis’s  batch number web site can be found at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers .htm     Familysearch has a further explanation at https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Finding_the_Source_of_IGI_Batch_Numbers And they give a link to http://www.pricegen.com/resources/globalbatchnumbers.htm which explains more about how to research … Continue reading

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Preserving your family history

Dick Eastman’s excellent Genealogical website gives an updated version of an earlier research paper. It is well worth visiting: https://www.familysearch.org/techtips/2011/09/preserving-your-family-history-records-digitally

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Surnames, DNA, and Family History REDMONDS KING and HEY

This book has recently been published by George Redmonds, Turi King, and David Hey 256 pages | Figures, illustrations, maps | 234x156mm 978-0-19-958264-8 | Hardback | 25 August 2011  Price:  £20.00     This book combines linguistic and historical approaches with … Continue reading

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How to check the date of Easter and other moveable dates

http://people.albion.edu/imacinnes/calendar/Ecclesiastical_dates.html This is a good site for an easy reckoner to work out ecclesiastical dates.   It is intended to replace quick reference handbooks of dates for those interest in English history, literature, and genealogy. It is also accurate for European history outside … Continue reading

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Larry CUMPSTON

February 7, 2011 Cumpston was on guard Eagle star didn’t mind being on the defensive on the hardwood By KARL E. PEARSON – kpearson@starbeacon.com Staff Writer The Star Beacon Mon Feb 07, 2011, 02:18 AM EST  There were plenty of highlights, … Continue reading

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Historical street & pub history directory

http://deadpubs.co.uk/  The Historical street and Pub history directory of London, Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Middlesex, Suffolk, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Sussex, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Devon and Dorset.  This historical street & Pub history directory is built around the historical Pubs and churches. It … Continue reading

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Black Country Bugle (UK)

If you have names of interest in the Black Country area of the UK go to http://www.blackcountrybugle.co.uk/Home/  There is a search facility but I found no CUMPSTONs – see if you have more success.

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American Battle Monuments Commission William D CUMPSTON and Robert L CUMPSTONE

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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How the UK Guardian newspaper covered the last 100 years

Take a look at http://century.guardian.co.uk/ where you can search in 10 year blocks.    

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