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  • Ellen Elizabeth Barnes (O'Connell) (1843 - d.)
    Birth registration , as Ellen O'Connell Marriage registration , as Ellen Elizabeth O'Connell UK Census: 1851 , as Ellen O'Connell 1861 , as Elizabeth O'Connell 1881 , as Ellen E. Barnes
  • William Barnes (c.1845 - d.)
    UK Census: 1851 1861 Possible military record: United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records Name William Barnes Event Type Pension Event Year Range 1760-1913 Event Plac...
  • Honora Barnes (c.1841 - d.)
    UK Census: 1851 1861 1871
  • Samuel Barnes (c.1839 - 1912)
    UK Census: 1851 1871 1881 , Otley, Wharfedale with an Ellen E. Barnes (born Swansea) 1891 , Otley, Wharfedale with an Ellen Barnes (born Wales) 1901 , Great Trimble, Wharfedale (confirmed b...
  • Edward Barnes (c.1837 - d.)
    UK Census: 1851 Possible death registration

Scope of Project

To build a single, validated and documented shared family tree for the Barnes families, from earliest origins to near modern times.

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Line Starters

Please add the earliest known ancestor to this list.

  • Brinsley Barnes (1715-1796), of the Quaker faith, who emigrated from Ulster County, Ireland to Chester County, Pennsylvania, approximately 1640.



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The Geni Master Profile

  • See Naming Conventions for notes on historical periods that may be within scope but not covered below.


Make sure the name fields of the Master Profiles include first name, middle name, last name, maiden name if known, otherwise blank, suffix for Sr., Jr., etc. In the display name field only add titles such as Gov. or Dr. preceding.

For example

FN Reuben MN (blank) LN Coffin MN (blank) Display name is Captain Reuben Coffin


The United States did not exist until 1789 and the United Kingdom was formed in 1707. Please be careful about using autocomplete. It is better to use the "place" field and type out the place name. Use place names such as England and South Carolina and spell out the country name with historical accuracy.

For example

Colonial America: Charleston, South Carolina

Overview tab

It makes it easier to read a profile if the "about me" information is filled out in this fashion:

Media tab

- Future releases of the Geni Project module will create a dynamic library of downloadable media for profiles associated with the Project.

-- The media tab of the MP should be used for documentation files. Websites, biographies, census reports, image files -- the richer we make the profile, the more historically and genealogically accurate and meaningful it will be.

Sources tab

-- Adding a source validates the MP, and creates a "timeline" for each life represented by a profile. The more information we add, the more detailed and accurate.

-- Original source data includes: birth certificates, census reports, immigration records, ship rosters, obituaries, marriage licenses ....

Works Cited

  • For more about sources, please see Sources

- Citation data (MLA format is good) should be noted for each source. If someone else can't replicate research, it's not acceptable.

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Suggested Reading

Please insert in alphabetical order by last name of author, and provide URL link if available online

  • Barnes, Mick Warren E. Descendants of Brinsley Barnes 1713-1795 & Elizabeth Lindey along the lineage of Williard Howard Barnes 1907-1974 & Ethel Garnell Davis 1907-1946. Publisher: [S.l.] : Mick Warren E. Barnes, 1998.
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