Daily Archives: February 26, 2012

Australian female criminals

Australia‘s Justice & Police Museum has released 2,500 photographs of female criminals from the 1920s. The pictures of murderers, bigamists, bootleggers and prostitutes provide a fascnating glimpse into life in Australia in the early 20th Century. There’s a selection at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9095938/Mugshots-of-Australian-women-criminals-from-the-1920s.html with … Continue reading

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Sidney Dewayne Cumpston sudden death Burgettstown PA

Many thanks to Nevin my colleague in the USA for this recent newspaper item http://www.wtae.com/news/30536125/detail.html?taf=pit  February 24, 2012 3-Vehicle Crash Kills Man In Burgettstown Sidney Dewayne Cumpston Dies In Main Street Accident BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. — A Burgettstown man was  killed in … Continue reading

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Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997

Familysearch has added new records including the Wisconsin Marriage Index.  It includes quite modern marriages including the following: Scott Lee Cumpston      Marriage      02 Jul 1994       Kenosha, Wisconsin     26 years,    spouse   Kerry Sue Schick  aged   28  certificate number 015582  archive roll   5 Do contact me if you recognise these people.  

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US Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files – Elizabeth M CUMPSTON

In the latest files released by familysearch I found Elizabeth M CUMPSTON a widow of Veteran William H CUMPSTON of the 12 Illinois Infantry   Company B    Application no.  WC30401 [Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. … Continue reading

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Familysearch – new record sets

Familysearch have recently added new record sets. Italy, Sweden, and U.S. Collections Enjoy the Largest Additions FamilySearch added another 30 million new, free records online (16 million indexed names and 14 million browsable images). Totally new collections from Canada, England, Germany, … Continue reading

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Google Alert finds another CUMPSTON – Myrtle Zelda CUMPSTON

I have the name CUMPSTON as a google alert and every week it throws up the name for me across the world.  After nearly 15 years most of the links I recognise but this one was new: http://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/myrtle-cumpston/ It reads:  … Continue reading

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