Tag Archives: England

Palaeography and diplomatic skills

There are several high-quality web sites providing skills in palaeography (the study of old handwriting) and diplomatic (the physical make-up and contents of old documents). You may find the following useful:  English Handwriting 1500-1700: an online course [Cambridge English Renaissance … Continue reading

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Was your ancestor a Suffragette?

There is a very interesting website at http://www.alicesuffragette.co.uk and I would urge you to look at it. It commemorates Alice Hawkins and includes suffragette memorabilia that once belonged to Alice.  It is intended as a learning resource and also includes archive … Continue reading

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The Assize Court Records of England

The Assize courts were periodic criminal courts. They were active from about 1350 until 1972. These courts were conducted by pairs of judges from the courts at Westminster. The judges worked through circuits which covered most of England.  At first, … 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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Family History Classes Available Free on Internet

The FamilySearch Family History Library has made 23 classes available free through their website http://www.familysearch.org   Subjects range from European research to United States, and military records. There are “Beginning Research Series” England and Ireland and England, and also a class on descendancy research. Time to … Continue reading

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Roots of the British, 1000 BC – AD 1000 – Leicester University

Have a look at this Leicester University project http://www2.le.ac.uk/projects/roots-of-the-british  Histories, Genetics and the Peopling of Britain.  The fundamental population history of Britain and the roots of the identities of the historical nations of the island (the Welsh, Scots and English) is … Continue reading

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West Cemetery, Darlington, England

Darlington Historical Society is currently recording West Cemetery and the results so far can be viewed on http://www.communigate.co.uk/ne/darlingtonhistoricalsociety   Click on West Cemetery Headstones at the left of the Home page. There are plans of the cemetery to help you locate your … Continue reading

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William Henry CUMPSTON poet

I am seeking a copy of the book  ‘Poems for the time’ by my relative William Henry Cumpston.  It was published in Montreal by Howard Printing House, 1915. You can read about him on my website at http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/william-henry-cumpston-hull/4533340023 If anyone has a copy … Continue reading

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Georgian Newspapers in the Bath Archives, England

There is a searchable index to Georgian Newspapers held in the Bath Archives. Copies of historic Bath newspapers are held by the Local Studies section of Bath Library, including those indexed in this project.  Until recently, it could be very time-consuming to find … Continue reading

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Alfie CUMSTON of Worthing, West Sussex died 2010

Published in the Worthing Herald Group on 9th December 2010 (Distributed in Worthing) Cumston Alfie much loved and treasured uncle, great uncle and great great uncle to Leo and Derick and their families.  Also a very special godfather to Miles. Funeral service to … Continue reading

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