Daily Archives: December 24, 2011

New Zealand Archives – CUMPSTON[E] entries

I’ve been searching the New Zealand Archives at http://archives.govt.nz/ where I’ve found the following references to CUMPSTONs held at Auckland.  Please let me know if you recognise any of these people: Maniapoto-Tuwharetoa annual number land alienation files The files document the … Continue reading

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The West Jersey Society Records at the UK National Archives

The West Jersey Society Records in TS 12, covering 1675 to 1921, relate to tracts of land in West and East Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Englandand elsewhere, divided up as shares of the company. The records contain many names in the … Continue reading

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Records of the Hudson’s Bay Company at the UK National Archives

The Hudson’s Bay Company’s was founded in 1670. Its chief interests were originally the fur trade, exploration and settlement. After 1870, when its territory of Rupert’s Land was incorporated into the Dominion of Canada, its interests became more varied. Image … Continue reading

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Improve your knowledge of the USA

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm I’ve enjoyed improving my knowledge of the States in America using these web based games.  See how many you can place correctly. Did you know that Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in … Continue reading

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Death of Annie Cumpston – July 11, 2003 Hartford County

Harford girl, 6, was killed when hit by pickup truck in downtown Baltimore July 11, 2003|By Lane Harvey Brown | Lane Harvey Brown, SUN STAFF As relatives of a Harford County girl killed in a hit-and-run accident held each other … Continue reading

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Passenger lists at the National Archives, Kew

Outward passenger lists in BT 27 (1890-1960) contain the names of people leaving the United Kingdom from ports in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland for final destinations outside Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. Some BT 27 records are available to download … Continue reading

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Emigration – The UK National Archives

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/emigration.htm This guide to finding out about emigrants from Britain includes: information about emigration to North America, Australia and New Zealand information about child emigration, including the emigration of pauper children a section on finding aids to help you search … Continue reading

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World War II Unit Histories

http://www.unithistories.com/ this website gives a huge amount of history about individuals in the war.  It aims to give a full spectrum of data on World War II fighting units, including details on organization, commanders, and literature. Image via Wikipedia If you … Continue reading

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Excellent page of links to WWI and WWII graves

http://www.inmemories.com/links.htm Do take a look at this website http://www.inmemories.com/index.htm  which has hundreds of photos of graves across Europe from both Wars.  The page of links is especially good and worth a browse.  

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Saint-Omer and the British Connection by Richard Cumpston Jones

I would love to make contact with Richard Cumpston Jones.  Can anyone help?  He also wrote to the Telegraph in 2004 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/movinghouse/3324029/Lives-on-the-line.html He graduated from St David’s University College, Lampeter in 1991 with a degree in Classical Studies and after … Continue reading

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