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Charles Barnes

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Charles M. Barnes
Born 1950s.
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Account confirmed 13 Jan 2016 | Charles's 1661 contributions | 35 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 13 Jan 2016
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Wiki Genealogist February 2018 Club 100 January 2018 Club 100 Pre-1700 DNA Tested April 2016 Club 100 March  2016 Club 100 February 2016 Club 100 Honor Code Signatory Family Star January 2016 Club 100 Volunteer GEDCOM Equipped
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Charles grew up in Montana, spending the school year in Helena and the summer months in West Yellowstone where his parents had a business. He obtained degrees in chemical engineering from Montana State University and later the University of Texas in Austin. He began his engineering career in Southern California, working for C. F. Braun for eight years. Then he brought his young family to Idaho, and worked at the Idaho National Laboratory. Now retired, he spends his time fishing the waters of Idaho, Montana and Yellowstone Park, working on his cabins in West Yellowstone, and doing research in a variety of areas.


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Interested in the Barnes line that came from Ireland to North Carolina in the 1700's
Interested in the ancestors and descendants of Stephen Marshall, 1802-1845
Interested in the descendants of William Hardwick Middleham, 1823-1894
Interested in the Shelkett family origins, and descendents from families in Indiana and Ohio

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  • Charles Barnes: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup I-M223, Ysearch 684PX, FTDNA kit #634317
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On 15 Jan 2018 at 03:16 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Thanks for your note, Charles. I understand your time constraints and concerns about finding good sources before adding profiles.

If you're research goes better than you expect and you find that you will be adding pre-1700 profiles, a quick review of the project list linked in my earlier message is recommended. Even if you don't join project, the project page often have helpful hints about sources to check and/or avoid, special naming patterns, etc.

I look forward to seeing you in the branches,


On 13 Jan 2018 at 11:01 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi Charles,

Thank you for self-certifying for the Pre-1700 badge! Participation in a Pre-1700 Project is strongly encouraged for those wishing to edit Pre-1700 profiles. Collaboration is essential because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants.

It looks like the Massachusetts Project would be a good fit based on your recent Marshall connection.

Do you have any questions? Let me know. I'm happy to help! :-)

Debi ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

PS Links sometimes do not work in email; if that happens, use the link in the public comments on your profile

On 30 Nov 2017 at 22:45 GMT Hugh Barnes wrote:

Hi Charles,

For some reason, you came back on my radar and I looked at your tree. If you are confident that Reuben came from Bertie, you are probably not related to Brinsley's line. We think that Solomon came from Bertie but if you are confident that Reuben is Irish, you can also rule out Solomon who DNA recently shows was English.

On 13 Feb 2016 at 20:21 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Congratulations, you've been a WikiTree member for a month! We're glad you're here. A few tips to help you dive in even deeper:

Check out Beyond the Basics of WikiTree for a guide on some of our more advanced features such as Projects, Categories, and Merging.

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On 9 Feb 2016 at 18:40 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Thank you for signing the Honor code. Collaboration, accurate information and good sources are the basis for a great WikiTree.

By signing the Honor Code you're telling the Wiki community you are a responsible Wiki genealogist.

Feel free to ask me via my profile page if you have any questions.

Have a nice journey on Wikitree,

Guy - Wikitree Mentor / Leader

On 30 Jan 2016 at 16:14 GMT Hugh Barnes wrote:

Welcome you did a great job sourcing Reuben. Since family tradition says he comes from Ireland and is NC based, he may be a descendant of Brinsley Barnes-1145. I am just guessing but I think he may be a grandson. Reuben was a popular name among the Barnes.

On 27 Jan 2016 at 16:26 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi, I am Dorothy, a WikiTree mentor!! Are you enjoying your time on WikiTree so far?

Now that you have had a little time to try our site, there are a few more features you may find useful:

For instance, ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards; including some tips on writing biographies

Also a friendly reminder about adding sources and references to your profile. Sources are critically important for genealogy and you will be helping future genealogists by listing where the information you've added came from. This page describes different kinds of sources: Also: .

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

On 13 Jan 2016 at 19:29 GMT Laura (Marland) Harlow wrote:

Glad you Volunteered!

You are now a member of WikiTree! Please help us build one Collaborative Global Family Tree, which means only one profile per person. It's important that no duplicates are created and profiles are properly sourced- if you have pre-1700's ancestors to add please read our Pre-1700 profiles info.

To help you get started, view this introductory WikiTree video.

For a list of Member benefits, see Community Members page.

Our Mentors are glad to answer questions, too.

Welcome! Laura

On 13 Jan 2016 at 19:24 GMT Charles Barnes wrote:

I've been researching my family genealogy since about 2001. My main interests are in Barnes families that moved from North Carolina to Indiana in the 1840s and in the descendants and ancestors of Stephen Marshall, born in 1802 in New Hampshire, homesteaded in Henry County, Illinois, and died in 1845. I've read and agree with WikiTree's mission and rules; I like the emphasis on documentation and accuracy.

On 13 Jan 2016 at 13:08 GMT Jess Wallace wrote:

Hi Charles,

I noticed you uploaded a GEDCOM. Here's a link to a great step-by-step of the process including screenshots that you might find helpful.

The help pages give lots of information about the process, best to start with 'Before you import a GEDCOM'.

Happy Hunting,


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