Sunday, November 24 — Immigration – Robert Barnes
Bob Barnes, aged 74, is a retired educator with Baltimore City Public Schools. He has been doing research for over 60 years, and has written numerous books, articles, and book reviews. He is, or has been, active in the Maryland Genealogical Society, the Baltimore County Genealogical Society, and the Anne Arundel County Genealogical Society. He has a number of projects in the works, and has no plans to retire!
He and his wife Cathy have been married for 53 years, and have four children, five grandchildren, and numerous grand-dogs and grand-cats.
A list of his books may be found at the Genealogical Publishing Company.
The above photo and the following description is from the Maryland State Archives Biographical Series (February 14, 2000). MSA SC 3520-13095
Historian and Author, Robert Barnes, is a native of Baltimore City and a former President of the Maryland Genealogical and the Baltimore County Genealogical Societies.
Mr. Barnes has had over 35 years’ experience tracing Maryland families. He is the author of many source books, compiled family histories, and guides, including: Maryland Marriages, 1634-1777; Maryland Marriages, 1778-1800; Maryland Marriages, 1801-1820; Baltimore County Families, 1659-1759; and Guide to Research in Baltimore City and County. His most recent work is British Roots of Maryland Families, published in 1999 by the Genealogical Publishing Company. He is the creator of two web pages at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis, where he works one day a week as a Reference Archivist.
He is currently working on a project to trace 5 generations of descendants of Passengers on the Ark and the Dove. This will be published by The Society of the Ark and the Dove in Maryland.
He is Verifying Genealogist for many lineage societies: The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland; The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Maryland; The Society of the Cincinnati in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; The Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the Revolution. He is also one of the Verifying Genealogists for the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Pennsylvania.
He has taught courses in genealogical research for adult education programs at various schools and colleges in the area, as well as senior citizen centers and retirement communities in Anne Arundel and Baltimore Counties.
He has given many lectures at genealogical conferences, seminars, and one day programs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and at the National Genealogical Society.