Monthly Archives: December 2011

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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Billion Graves – website – and 3 COMPSTONs – Wm H, Hazel E and Mary ‘Nikki’

This is a newer site, with an ambitious name: Billion Graves, at http://www.billiongraves.com.  It looks like only North America at this time.  Registration with email and password is required.  There is free access for basic features and a subscription level … Continue reading

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Domesday archive on line

In 1986 the BBClaunched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…  Now, 25 years later you can explore the archive online, see the pictures, update the … Continue reading

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Woodland Cemetery Foundation of Cleveland Ohio

The Woodland Cemetery is  designed in the style of a New England Cemetery.  Over sixty acres of land are rich with history dating from before the Civil War.  Woodland Cemetery Foundation of Cleveland, Ohiois a corporation dedicated to the restoration and preservation … Continue reading

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Lakeview Cemetery USA

Lakeview Cemetery has over 100,000 burials and most are searchable. http://www.webcemeteries.com/lakeviewcemetery/search.asp The Lake View Cemetery Association is a provider of interment services to all races and religions.  It is committed to preserving the cemetery, a nationally recognized landmark, as an … Continue reading

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East India Company at Home project

This exciting new project has started by Warwick University: The project’s five main objectives. Image via Wikipedia First, by producing a series of interlinked case studies (of people, objects and homes in England, Scotland and Wales), it seeks to create … Continue reading

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Untold Lives: Sharing stories from the past – The British Library

Image via Wikipedia The British Library has launched a new blog, Untold Lives: Sharing stories from the past.  They hope to inspire new research and encourage enjoyment, knowledge and understanding of the British Library and its collections. In addition to stories … Continue reading

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Old London Maps

For anyone with London links (or who just loves maps), here is a link to some stunning old maps, free to personal researchers. A couple of them are searchable, and the set covers four centuries.  http://mapco.net/london.htm There are currently 73 … Continue reading

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The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

During the last two years, the NYG&B has completed a new office, established a new educational programming platform, redesigned The New York Researcher, and recruited new editorial leadership to The Record.  The launch of the NYGB’s new website completes the … Continue reading

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COMPSTONs in Ohio – more data

There are some interesting figures on this website and some graphs to compare other states. Death statistics by state for last name COMPSTON Read more: http://www.faqs.org/people-search/compston-ohio/#ixzz1gSH58Ub0 Last name popularity statistics for persons named COMPSTON per ten thousand residents in every … Continue reading

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