Category Archives: Research resources

Masters and Mates Certificates for Great Britain 1850 – 1927

One of the reasons I was keen to renew my Ancestry membership was because the organisation has just released a new collection of Masters and Mates certificates for Great Britain from 1850-1927, as sourced from The National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. … Continue reading

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Ancestry membership – important tip

This month my Ancestry membership is due, and I found the new cost of world-wide membership just a bit steep at £155!  Because my CUMPSTON research is world- wide I need this level of membership too so there is no … Continue reading

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What’s New at Durham Records Online

Durham Records Online consistently gives one of the best updates to their holdings.  The latest offering includes: Auckland St. Andrew baptisms 1820-1851 & burials 1821-1850 a large data set from Auckland St. Andrew 5,815 baptisms covering 1820 through June 1851 … Continue reading

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400th blog entry

This is my 400th blog entry outlining websites of interests to local and family historians including details of CUMPSTONs across the world.  Many thanks to those of you who have writen to me about items that have interested you. [See my photo of Cumpston Hill, … Continue reading

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The Durham Light Infantry websites

The aim of Durham Light Infantry.net is to collate information on the men who served with the 6th battalion of the Durham Light Infantry during World War One.  http://www.durhamlightinfantry.net/index.cfm There is also an excellent listing for the Durham Light Infantry … Continue reading

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Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for the year 1379 Yorkshire

Thanks to GENUKI you can read some details from the The Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Journals (all pre 1900). The data is “signed”  J.G.  8th February, 1879. http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/Misc/SubsidyRolls/YKS/SubsidyRolls1379Index.html GENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to … Continue reading

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Quaker records in Ireland

A small collection of records from the Quakers in Ireland is now online at http://www.findmypast.ie. The site announces: Today we launch a small collection of Irish death records from the Quaker Annual Monitor 1849. The Quaker Annual Monitor 1849, or … Continue reading

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Hidden History of WWI in Wales

A project led by the National Library of Wales in partnership with the libraries, special collections, and archives of Wales has received £500,000 in funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) for mass digitisation of primary sources relating to World War … Continue reading

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Deceased on line website

185,000 records from five cemeteries and one crematorium managed by Cheshire West and Chester Council in North West England are now on the Deceased Online website.  They date back to 1850 and include war graves. (Pre-1953 records for Overleigh Cemetery … Continue reading

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The online Domesday book

http://domesdaymap.co.uk  Do have a look at this interactive map of the Domesday Book. This is the first free online copy of Domesday Book. The site was built as a non-profit project by Anna Powell-Smith, using data created by  Professor J.J.N. … Continue reading

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