Hugh at 67 in 2015 was late in coming to genealogy but not to research. It is now a passion that in 2017, lead to the creation of the Barnes-Oxford Genealogy Research Foundation, Inc. The foundation is a 501(c) corporation. The Foundation maintains a genealogy and history website
In order to improve the ability for articles on the website to get found in a Google search, Hugh has become skilled in Search Engine Optimization (SEO). He now teaches it at a nearby community college and has a consultancy. The website's articles occasionally appear ahead of Ancestry.com, Wikitree and Find A Grave.
Genealogy has become an obsession as was now his abandoned interested in Republican Party politics. Hugh was a member of what was known as the Old Guard. It is exemplified by his great grandfather a Wilkes County North Carolina Baptist minister who donated a horse to the Union Army [Barnes-7607]. He is working on an e-Book on the Old Guard and will populate Wikitree with many of its former leaders.
The greatest person who influenced Hugh's life and instilled a strong sense of family values was his maternal grandfather Hugh Blair Oxford [Oxford-194]. Without Papaw, he would not have been the first person on either side of his family to attend college. He is a 1970 graduate of Appalachian State University. Following in Papaw's footsteps, Hugh is a newly elected Baptist Deacon.
Wikitree and DNA cousins have opened many doors for Hugh. The website in addition to genealogy will become a prime source for the history of the NC Foothills. The index to Lenoir Family Papers a collection dating from 1770-1940 will be exclusively available there. The papers cover details in the life of General William O. Lenoir a major player at the Battle of King Mountain and many of his descendants. General Lenoir was a Whig and refused three-time to run as their candidate for Governor. Hugh's early Barnes's were planters and Jeffersonian-Democrats.
He has discovered a new collection of source documents dating back to the late 1700’s that will be scanned and placed on the website. They are available nowhere and are of significant historical value.
Hugh is honored to be one of several Profile Managers for both his Barnes [Barnes-1145] and Oxford [Oxford-205] immigrants which are both Protected Profiles. Although low in rank, he is also proud that his Barnes grandfathers Brinsley and Solomon and Brinsley sons account for 7 Revolutionary War Patriots. When Brinsley's son-in-law’s are taken into account, that increases Revolutionary War Patriots to 9.
Hugh teaches genealogy at two nearby community colleges. He is uncompromising in his desire for through sourcing and two Smith members of Wikitree Ellen [Smith-62120] and Jillaine [Smith-32867] along with Vincent Piazza [Piazza-75] and Robin Lee [Lee-5956] set the standard that he hopes to follow.
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On 10 Apr 2018 at 13:43 GMT Saundra Stewart wrote:
Of course you can improve the profile. I have no problem with it at all. And, I love photos and images on a profile. . . it gives it added dimension. Thanks for the added information Hugh. :)
On 2 Apr 2018 at 11:32 GMT Paula J wrote:
Never a bother! I am certain progress will be made as well.
On 19 Mar 2018 at 21:22 GMT Danelle (Smith) Schwertner wrote:
I got busy with life with three daughters in my house, and I haven't logged onto WikiTree in about a year...however I logged on today and saw a message from you from February of last year. It turns out we are related - I do have Brinsley Barnes in my family tree. My great uncle has done a lot of genealogy research, and I have a copy of it in PDF form with all the info he has.
Anyway - I think it is very neat that we are related.
On 1 Feb 2018 at 14:40 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:
On 1 Feb 2018 at 06:28 GMT Paula J wrote:
Southern Pioneers is a subproject of Southern Colonies Project and doesn’t have its own badge. See our project page to find out more about how to participate.
Welcome to the Southern Pioneers subproject!!
On 12 Jan 2018 at 08:33 GMT Paula J wrote:
I am checking back on your War of Regulation profiles. Do you need any help?
On 7 Jan 2018 at 20:03 GMT Paula J wrote:
On 8 Nov 2017 at 22:44 GMT Stephanie (Gray) Carmon wrote:
Its just nice to try and connect other profile of the individuals. I personally think it makes researching them a little easier when multiple people are working on the same person. Especially when new information is found and added.
On 28 Oct 2017 at 02:00 GMT Tom Barnes wrote:
On 27 Sep 2017 at 16:41 GMT Greg Bowman wrote:
On 19 Sep 2017 at 23:51 GMT G. Moore LtCol wrote:
On 7 Sep 2017 at 22:02 GMT Sue (Runnells) Berryhill wrote:
I do have dates etc for Eliphalet Crouch, which I will get to you, sometime. It's exciting to find some of the ancestors are already on WikiTree! And yes, Lynette, is great. She's already been very helpful to me. Sue
On 5 Sep 2017 at 19:49 GMT Ros Haywood wrote:
[this is in response to the message you left on my profile] My TNG website is http://www.murch.org
On 28 Aug 2017 at 03:26 GMT Mikaela (Gober) Renz-Whitmore wrote:
If it's something only I can do, maybe you can point me to instructions?
Again, my apologies.
On 27 Aug 2017 at 22:24 GMT Denise Johnson wrote:
On 8 Aug 2017 at 02:13 GMT Stephanie (Hooper) Barney wrote:
On 20 Jul 2017 at 17:20 GMT Paula J wrote:
On 1 Jul 2017 at 09:22 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:
I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!
Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.
New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.
Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.
Hope to see you there!
On 4 Jun 2017 at 04:48 GMT Michael Barnes wrote:
On 2 Jun 2017 at 04:47 GMT Michael Barnes wrote:
On 3 May 2017 at 00:26 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:
Sorry Hugh...I have been away. I would suggest merging the Barnes studies.
On 1 May 2017 at 23:46 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:
Yes, there is already a Barnes Name Study. Since there were so many profiles listed on the category page, it got lost in the list. You can also find it in the second list of one name studies on the main ONS index page on the second list for space pages. Since you created another one, you will want to work with Alvin Barnes and merge the two space pages together using the form found here. Let me know if you have any other questions and I will be happy to answer them! ;-)
On 29 Apr 2017 at 15:34 GMT Paula J wrote:
Sorry - I mean we need to add categories so that it will be connected to the project.
On 29 Apr 2017 at 15:14 GMT Paula J wrote:
I do not see a one name study for Barnes. Would you like to start one? Then on your project page you make a list of tasks that need to be accomplished and invite people to volunteer. This is how we do it rather than assign people things.
You can link it to all of your g2g posts.
On 29 Apr 2017 at 14:43 GMT Paula J wrote:
G2G is a fabulous forum for collaboration of all types! You don't need my consent but of course you can conduct all of your communication on G2G.
Others may choose to communicate another way. In that case I suggest you invite them to join your thread. Most wil.
I want to be clear though and point out that neither one of us can require that others only use your G2G. If someone chooses to post on the profile or send a private message or an email, it is in keeping with our honor code that we respond.
My own advice, and it is only advice, is to pursue your planned way to communicate, which has many advantages, but remain flexible when needed. I am sure you would and it goes without saying.
Let me know if this answers your question. I hope all it well with you!
On 29 Apr 2017 at 10:28 GMT Paula J wrote:
How are you and is there anything I can assist you with this morning?
On 28 Apr 2017 at 18:44 GMT Jana Moorhead wrote:
I am indeed descended from the Quaker Hobsons in NC. I feel sure yours and mine are related , but I have not filled in all the collateral family yet. My line is Charles Hobson m. Sarah Beck; their daughter Jane m. William Allen; their son Charles m. Sarah Jones; their daughter Rebecca m. Cyrenius Weesner and from there its on my family tree. The Weisners were in NC too and married into the Hinshaw and Pike families. I find lot of good info in "Hinshaw Index to Select Quaker Records" and Quaker Meeting Records (both on Ancestry)
On 25 Apr 2017 at 17:08 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:
If you are having a problem with a member of WikiTree, we have a process for having that addressed. It is here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Problems_with_Members.
You are welcome to go through the steps there and go through the proper channels to try and resolve whatever the issue might be.
On 23 Apr 2017 at 12:00 GMT Paula J wrote:
On 22 Apr 2017 at 21:05 GMT Susan DeFoe wrote:
I sure will do that. I haven't received the DNA results yet but will be back in touch later.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 10:40 GMT Paula J wrote:
I just woke up and this is something that I want to give my full attention to. I will get back to you as soon as I can. I have a pretty full schedule at work so it may be a few hours. I can add the tag to Southern Colonies profile.
Thanks for your hard work!!
On 11 Apr 2017 at 16:48 GMT Paula J wrote:
It is absolutely no bother. Please feel free to contact me anytime! Thanks for all of your kind words!!
On 11 Apr 2017 at 07:30 GMT Paula J wrote:
On 11 Apr 2017 at 07:28 GMT Paula J wrote:
On 22 Feb 2017 at 15:13 GMT Robert Barnes wrote:
Thank you again ,
Robert, Frank and Susie Barnes
On 5 Feb 2017 at 03:49 GMT Meryl Naismith wrote:
For now mine are from Sussex, England to New South Wales arriving 1838
On 5 Feb 2017 at 02:04 GMT Rick Moore Jr. wrote:
Thanks for your message. Honestly I've never tracked down the Barnes limbs of our tree and should probably spend more time pursuing maternal lines as well. the Moore's as well go back to Ireland (1675) with Andrew and his son captain William later married into the Penescobt (Maine) and Cherokee (South Carolina) tribes. It's apparently true what they say about sailors having a girl in every port.
Even my paternal grandmother, who comes from the Connor / Barnes union, were originally O'Connors upon arrival from Ireland.
I have lots of info to transfer from ancestry back to the wiki. I'll let you know when I find out Moore.
On 28 Jan 2017 at 00:06 GMT Debi (Moseley) Matlack wrote:
On 26 Jan 2017 at 02:55 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:
There are category links to add to your ancestor's profiles and research links to learn more about your family. The Project is a good way to consolidate the WikiTree ancestors with historic connections to the years of 1773 (Boston Tea Party) to 1789 (ratification of the U.S. Constitution.) All patriot, loyalist, Hessians, French, Native Americans or any other profiles with a connection to these years should be linked to an appropriate category in the Project.
If you haven’t already, please set your preferences for your Tags Followed to include 1776 Project and any other tag terms that you wish to follow: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:FollowingSome categories have a template (SAR) to add at the top of a biography. If not, add a category link by putting the category name such as
On 18 Jan 2017 at 15:46 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:
Of course you can be bold! ;-)
I'm sorry I didn't leave you a note about your G2G post. I caught it on the fly and then never got back to leave you an explanation.
It's because you were essentially "advertising" a product -- i.e., asking for a fee for documents. The Terms of Service prohibit this in a couple of different sections (3 & 4). You can see it here: https://www.wikitree.com/about/terms.html
It looks like you got this sorted out and revised your post. So, thanks for doing that and good luck with your research group!
On 11 Jan 2017 at 06:21 GMT Lauren Barnes wrote:
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On 17 Aug 2016 at 11:02 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:
I've added the UK project badge to your profile. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Click on United Kingdom Project will take you the first page of the project. Scroll down to the link to Member Interests List. I've added your good self . Can you add your Country/County of interest etc.
On 16 Aug 2016 at 23:31 GMT Joe Crain wrote:
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On 18 Feb 2016 at 16:49 GMT Dennis Barnes wrote:
On 23 Jan 2016 at 18:19 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:
Thank you for the message. I don't have the authority to deal with unresponsive profile managers. I believe the Wiki staff handles that.
On 7 Jan 2016 at 03:00 GMT 'Betty' (McGee) Britt wrote:
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On 7 Aug 2015 at 14:55 GMT Barry Lindley wrote:
I have autosomal DNA matches with some descendants of Lindley-551, and I am a direct descendant of James Lindley (Lindley-48). Perhaps Lindley-113 is also a daughter and 551 was Sarah Elizabeth, and the birth dates have gotten confused, but 551 must be the daughter of James.
On 27 Jul 2015 at 03:09 GMT Paula J wrote:
On 25 Jul 2015 at 20:03 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:
On 24 Jul 2015 at 13:52 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:
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On 22 Jul 2015 at 15:24 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:
Please set your preferences for your Tags Followed to include Pennsylvania, PA and any other tag terms that you wish to follow on the GenealogistToGenealogist (G2G) feed: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following
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On 21 Jul 2015 at 16:07 GMT Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby wrote:
The help pages give lots of information about the process, best to start with 'Before you import a GEDCOM'.
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On 21 Jul 2015 at 16:05 GMT Hugh Barnes wrote:
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