Geoffrey Barber has been researching his English family history since about 1983. He is a long time member of both the Western Australian Genealogical Society and the Sussex Family History Group. He maintains his family history web site www.nynne.org as a means of making the his own research more widely available and also with a view to long term preservation.

In 2015 he published the book “Barber alias Nynne: 500 Years of Family History in Rotherfield, Tonbridge and Brighton” and in 2017 his “Manorial Records for Family Historians” was published by Unlock the Past. Geoff also enjoys writing articles for journals and has given talks on topics such as manorial records, tithe maps, DNA, self-publishing and 17th century merchant tokens. He has also published “The Akehurst Wills of East Sussex 1541-1858”, "The Ashdown Wills of East Sussex 1579-1858", "The Latter Wills of East Sussex 1579-1858", "The Breach Wills of East Sussex 1548-1858", and "The Alce/Alse Wills of East Sussex 1552-1858". This work is being done in conjunction with the SFHG Wills Depository project which has over 13,000 Sussex wills transcribed.