Tag Archives: New Zealand

CUMPSTONE entry in New Zealand newspaper

There is a quaint story told in the Waikato Times 23 March 1886 about Mr Cumpstone making a valuable find of a seam of gravel. Can anyone identify him from these few facts?  Could he be George – see my website at  http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/george-compston-waihi/4538630658 … Continue reading

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New Zealand papers on line

Papers Past contains more than two million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 70 publications from all regions of New Zealand.  http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/ Latest additions to Papers Past (February 2012): … Continue reading

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If your ancestor went to New Zealand, you may wish to check FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org out, as it has just added 358,395 probate record images from 1878-1960. The records were created by local courts throughout New Zealand regions. An index is … Continue reading

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New Zealand Archives – CUMPSTON[E] entries

I’ve been searching the New Zealand Archives at http://archives.govt.nz/ where I’ve found the following references to CUMPSTONs held at Auckland.  Please let me know if you recognise any of these people: Maniapoto-Tuwharetoa annual number land alienation files The files document the … Continue reading

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Upper Hutt Newspaper Archive New Zealand

Take a look at the Upper Hutt Newspaper Archive where you can access retrospective issues of Upper Hutt’s longest running community newspaper — The Leader. http://upperhutt.dlconsulting.com/ The current digital collection covers the early years of the paper, 1939–1964. This collection contains 1,061 … Continue reading

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