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Cumston Hall, Monmouth, Maine

Cumston Hall is a historic library in downtown Monmouth, Maine. It was completed in 1900 and is named in honor of Dr. Charles M. Cumston, a former teacher at the English High School in Boston, who gave the Romanesque Revival … Continue reading

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Obituary William John CUMPSTON Nottingham December 2011

Can anyone help me with this obituary kindly sent to me by Marion Gray a colleague from the Guild of One Name Studies. William John CUMPSTON was the husband of Ellen and father to Melanie, Cindy and Emma.  Grandfather to … Continue reading

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Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum have started adding photos of IWW soldiers to Flickr.  See http://www.flickr.com/photos/imperialwarmuseum/sets/72157629487462489/with/6797269742/ These images are amongst the first items collected by   IWM when it was founded in 1917 to record everybody’s experiences of the First World War.  In … Continue reading

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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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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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