"Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers."     Proverbs XVII.6

High Cross Road, Rotherfield in East Sussex, England (apparently referred to as Mayfield Road in the past). The houses in the foreground on the left side of the road are sitting on land known as Drapers which was owned by the Barbers c1530 - 1787. (Postcard in private collection of Geoffrey Barber)

 

This is a family history website of the Barber and Taylor families who migrated from England to Australia in 1948 and 1950. This is the result of over 35 years of research and a total of over 19,000 people are presented here, many connected in large trees located primarily in Sussex and Kent in England. These trees are mostly presented in the Charts menu on the left.

In researching my paternal line I discovered that in the 1500's my surname was actually Barber alias Nynne, hence the name of this site. I welcome contact from fellow researchers with new information, differing views or conclusions and corrections. Just like Mulder on the X-Files, I am still seeking the truth after all these years!

A feature of my research in recent times has been to thoroughly research particular surnames in East Sussex. These have their own pages and can be accessed from the menu on the left. This work often involves transcribing all known wills and admons for that surname in East Sussex and developing the associated family trees. All this would not be possible without the work done by the Sussex Family History Group in developing their county-wide indexes and the growing Sussex Wills Depository.

Another focus in recent years has been the use of DNA testing to track descendants and further develop the family trees. I used DNA testing for the first time in 2013 to discover a living relative (the common link was back in 1774). Since then a number of branches that emigrated to different countries have been confirmed through DNA matching.

I have also published a number of books and articles available for free download from this site (see Publications).

The Web Site

Note: This web site was previously located at www.barber.org.au but had to be moved to its present address at www.nynne.org after the Australian regulators ruled that it was not appropriate for a ".org.au" site. Apologies for the inconvenience. The site is hosted by the Western Australian Genealogical Society for the benefit of long term preservation.

To start investigating this site I suggest the following:
1. Start with the Introduction menu option and then the Highlights option.
2. Alternatively, simply click on the Pedigree Charts for Ronald Barber or Freda Taylor and navigate from there.
3. For experienced users the Surname Index is a great way to go directly to a person of interest and the Charts menu contains a list of useful charts which focus on different sections of the database. I can easily create descendants charts for users who are researching particular surnames or families, so please ask if this would be helpful.

I hope you find something of value on this site. Please note that this site does not contain details of people who may still be living.

I will always do my best to help and assist anyone who thinks their family might link to the family trees on this web site, so please feel free to contact me if you discover a link. I am always happy to share information and I always acknowledge people who contribute information to me wherever possible.

This website will always remain a work in progress.

Geoffrey Barber
Perth, Western Australia
Email: ggbarber @ gmail.com

 

 

Explanatory Notes Regarding Copyright:

The pages on these websites are not constituted to be in the public domain and remain proprietary. You may view, download, and print materials from these web site for your personal, non-commercial use. Personal use does not include posting to web sites, ftp sites or any other sort of electronic media.

You may not modify, distribute, reproduce, publish, license, sell, create derivative works from, or remove proprietary rights notices from any materials on these web sites without the express written permission of Geoffrey Barber and/or others mentioned as copyright owners on the relevant web pages. You should assume that all materials on these web sites are the copyrighted materials of Geoffrey Barber and/or others. All rights are reserved.

Further, you may not post material from the site(s) onto another web site (including "Blogs" and "Forums") or on a computer network without permission. You may not use this site or information found at this site for selling or promoting products or services, soliciting clients, or any other commercial purpose. You may not copy information from this site (other than for personal use) by any electronic or other means.