2668 hits have been made on the site in the first 3 months!
By 28th June 2009
4300 hits have been made on the site in 4 months.
By 28th July 2009
5553 hits have been made in 5 months. By 28th August.
6000 hits made by 8th September 2009 in 5 months and 8 days.
300 pages completed on 17th September 2009
7,500 hits by 1st October
6 months since 28th March 2009
NOVEMBER 1ST 2009
8841 hits at 7 months old. Over 1,000 hits each month!
12,600 Hits by December 1st.
JANUARY 1 2010
February 1 2010 18820 Hits A record month with over 3,400 hits! Thank you all for visiting the site. Please tell me about your Cumpston interests!
12 June 2009
Message from Brenda Harris re her Grandma Lowe (Florence Webber, daughter of Emma Jane Cumpston). She kindly sent me a photo of Florence carrying Brenda's father Arthur Lowe and one of his sisters, Evelyn standing alongside them. This is a most special photograh as it is the first I have of a CUMPSTON woman. You can read more about her family by clicking on Emma Jane.
20 June 2009
email@example.com I wrote to Rick in America 107 Industrial Blvd Cedar Park, TX 78613 512-579-9446 www.rickcumpston.com. He replied to say he had forwarded my message to his father Russell who has been researching for some years. DO GET IN TOUCH RUSSELL!
8th July 2009
Today I have signed up with a genealogical social networking site http://www.genealogywise.com/group/cumpston which will enable new CUMPSTON researchers to make contact, both with me and each other. So have a look and join in.
19th July. A most exciting email and subsequent telephone call with Amy [Cumpston] McGrath, who is currently in London from Australia. We have arranged to meet up in London on Thursday to swap family stories. I am also back in touch with her nephew Michael, also in Australia, who has in the past been to stay with us in Yorkshire.
6th August and a trip to London to meet with Amy McGrath. We had a great time, sharing family anecdotes and enjoying hearing about the way in which each branch of the family has developed.
A CUMPSTON reunion will follow in Sydney.
28th August 2009 sent the first email round robin to Australian Cumpston relatives, giving them an update of all that had been happening here on the site, and asking for help on tracing other CUMPSTONs.
If you would like a copy of the update drop me an email by clicking on Contact me on the tab above.
3 September 2009
CUMPSTONs who have registered inventions, worldwide added
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9th Dec. 2009. Still working hard to finish my CUMPSTON book but the end is now in sight!
Added today the obit for Donald Cumpston Aug. 2, 1932 - Nov. 30, 2009 YUTAN 77
My next web site task over the Christmas break is a new page on the site map to make it easier to negotiate. There are now 352 pages uploaded with more to come.
15 December 2009 | by The New Lawyer [Australian]
ATTORNEY-General, Robert McClelland, today announced the appointment of Professor Rosalind Croucher as the president of the Australian Law Reform Commission.
“I congratulate Professor Croucher on her appointment and look forward to her leading Australia's foremost law reform institution” McClelland said.
21 December 2009. Contact from Alison in Wyming New South Wales Australia the daughter of William (Bill) Compston (born 1931, son of Arthur) in Australia. She is willing to share information her brother Hugh has collected .
1 JANUARY 2010
PLEASE VISIT MY NEW GUESTBOOK AND LET ME HAVE YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT THE SITE
5th January 2010
Two good pieces of news this week.
1. I've made contact with Viv McGrath who is going to update her page for me.
2. My Cumpston Master Mariner Book is finally finished and is with my reviewer.
25th January 2010
An updated page submitted by Vivian McGrath. Many thanks Viv!
This is a new website, started on 28th March 2009, using Sitemaker 4.0 at moonfruit.com
This data has never been held on my website previously therefore it will take me some months to upload it. I welcome any contributions, corrections or comments, and ask only for the reader's patience as I complete the initial pages. Thereafter, it becomes a labour of love to update it regularly! Check out this key page first.
COLUMN 1 CONTINUED 5th September 2009 Website updated with the following:
California, Kentucky and Texas deaths
page 4 of USA obituaries
11th September 2009
Major change today to make it easier to find the large amount of data from the USA. It now has its own tab, and data organised under American States.
15th September 2009.
I received in the post today from Australia a copy of Amy McGrath's latest book 'Satan's Kingdom' ISBN: 978-1-4349-0230-6
'An enthralling epic novel on the foundation years of Australia 1789- 1809 created in the upheaval of the French and Irish revolutions, by Amy McGrath. Author of the prior epic novels, Kublai Khan and Opium Lords. Kublai Khan, “Enjoyable and readable.” Australian Book Review. Opium Lords, “The author is a born storyteller.” Canberra Times'. You can read about it and Amy here : http://www.amymcgrath.com.au/Books/satanskingdom.htm
Many thanks Amy for such generosity. I shall look forward to reading it.
17 September 2009
Received the family tree fromBrenda Hillwhich can be found under the Staffordshire Tree Tab. This contains useful data relating to a second brother of the Staffordshire main tree. Thomas Cumpston of Ettingshall.
I also received a skype call from New Zealand from Marion Bell about her Staffordshire relatives and I look forward to hearing more from her.
26th September continued
Spoke with Brenda Hill and we clarified data on her Thomas of Ettingshall line. It is always good to be able to make direct contact with researchers and I am grateful to Brenda and her husband John who has scanned all the photographs which they sent to me.
30th September. Email from Helen Fitzgerald a Cumpston descendant. Her Grandmother was Maud Elizabeth Cumpston, born Co. Durham March 1901, married to Ebenezer Wilkie Hall. Maud grew up in Spennymoor, Co. Durham, and lived later in life in Seaton Carew, Hartlepool. Please contact me if you recognise these names.
13th October Update on horse thief convict John Cumpstone who was sent to Australia for 7 years.
15th September. Links made with Facebook where Milo Cumpston has his own page.
17th October. Received an email fromJenny Edwards in New Zealand
re her ancestor Francis Cumpstone m1/2/1768 Shrewsbury and I have added details to a new page for Francis.
I believe I have another connection for this family and am working on uploading that data.
18th October. 2 full pages completed on Francis Cumpston, with information provided by Jenny Edwards which has been matched to information I held from Fred.
16th November 2009 There will be no new pages this week or next as I am busy finishing my book on Watson Cumpston, Master Mariner. Do contact me though if you have news that you want me to add. Jenny contacted me to say that the computer she was using at college did not show the 'contact me' button. To enable this I have moved the DNA pages under the 'Welcome' tab. This frees up space for the 'contact me' button!