This site is dedicated to providing genealogical information about the Barnes family ancestors in Ireland, Scotland, England, and also in the United States – including New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Virginia. I started in genealogy by searching my family’s roots, but then I branched out researching my husband’s family. His paternal grandparents both shared the surname Barnes.


Dublin, Ireland – Maryann Barnes. Finding my way.

Please also visit the blog I write with my sister, called Genealogy Sisters. If you look under “Topics” and the surname link, you’ll see some earlier posts about the Barnes family.

Copyright 2013 – 2014  Genealogy Sisters 


5 Responses to About

  1. Hello.
    My ysearch results User ID: PW56H indicate a large number of genetic market matches with last name Barnes. (25 markers, genetic distance 1)
    Do you have any records indicating a Bowden/Barnes family association?
    My family is the Bowden family group that immigrated from Isle of Wight VA into Duplin county NC ca 1760

  2. John Murphy says:

    Any identified link between Barnes and Carter would be appreciated. The first names as shown by me may not be strictly correct – both Bridget and John have variations. JM

  3. John Murphy says:

    I am trying to trace a Bridget Eileen Barnes. Born in Ireland 1915 – 1925. Possibly married to Carter (John) from Baggot Street Dublin Ireland sometime around 1943. Does this ring a bell with any of the Barnes researchers? Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. JJM

    • Maryann Barnes says:

      Hi John,
      I’m always interested in other folks researching Irish Barnes/Barns. I’m also interested in any John Carter men from Dublin, since one of my g-g-grandfathers was named that and also possibly from Dublin. I did a quick search for a 10 year period for any Bridget Barnes born in any county in Ireland between 1915-1925, and got one result. You can get more information by paying for the actual record, if you think this was a county associated with your Bridget Barnes. This site doesn’t have marriage records from the 1940s. It is called the Irish Family History Foundation: [25 credits Church Baptism Barnes Bridget 1923 Co. Waterford http://www.rootsireland.ie/ ]
      Good luck searching, and if I notice any other information I’ll be sure to pass it on!

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