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This is the new home of Barbee's Crossroads. Please book mark this link:

All of the links are working except the Guestbook. The DNA Study is working now.
Please check back around 12/15/2008.

Updated 11/30/2008

Barbee's Crossroads adopted its name from the old Barbee family homestead in Hume, Faquier County, Virginia.  The name reflects the purpose of this web site--connecting Barbee family researchers with Barbee genealogy information on the web.   Since 1997, Barbee's Crossroads has helped many Barbee researchers find their connections to the early Andrew and William Barbee lines.

The menu buttons at the left link to the major sections of Barbee's Crossroads.

  • Barbee Lines contains extensive information about the early Andrew and William Barbee lines plus many other Barbee lines in the United States.
  • Please consider participating in the Barbee DNA Study described briefly below. The menu button provides more details, instructions on how to join the project, and the detailed results.
  • The Guestbook contains queries going back to 1997. Please take time to add information about your Barbee family.
  • Barbee Links has a list of great places to do Barbee research.
  • Site Map provides a direct link to all the pages on Barbee's Crossroads.
  • What's New? lists all of the additions to the website in one place so you don't have to hunt for new information since your last visit. On other pages, new items are marked for 2 months.
  • To search the site, replace the word query in the box to the left with a search word or words (such as William or North Carolina). Then click on Search Site. This will only find information from Barbee's Crossroads. It does not search the numerous external Barbee links.
  • If you would like to know when a particular page on Barbee's Crossroads is updated, replace the word email in the box to the left and click Be Notified. Do this on each page you are interested in. See additional information on using this feature for the first time at the bottom of each page.

Barbee Surname DNA Project

In 2004, I established the Barbee DNA Project to help even more Barbees find their connections and to hopefully find our European roots. The Project uses the science of genetics as a tool to further our genealogy research. A simple DNA test determines whether individuals share a common ancestry.

We immediately made a major discovery - the two early immigrants to the Virginia colony in the United States (Andrew and William Barbee) were not related. Since most U.S. Barbee's likely descend from one of these early immigrants, they are finally able to know which immigrant is their ancestor. For example, my DNA test shows that I am somehow related to the William Barbee line. This is a major breakthrough for me because I have been looking for my Barbee connection for over 15 years.

In order to help knock down brick walls for those of us still looking for our connections in the U.S., we need the participation of descendants of Andrew and William Barbee and other U.S. Barbee lines. In order to discover more about our European roots, we would like participation from Barbee's with roots in Western Europe. All spellings that sound like Barbee (Barby, Barbey, Barbe, Barbie, Barbi, etc.) will be included. If you have found Barbee's Crossroads useful in your research, I hope you will consider participating in this exciting project which can help many more Barbee researchers for whom the paper trail has grown cold!

Research Tip

Barbee is frequently mis-indexed as BARBER, even when the original record is clearly BARBEE. Therefore, indexes are unreliable. If you think your Barbee family was in the area--go to the original records!


Be Notified When New Information is Added to this Page - Enter your email address in the menu at the left and click "Be Notified". Then, sign up for a free account at Change Detection. After you have a Change Detection account, simply enter your email address and click "Be Notified" on each page at Barbee's Crossroads that you would like to monitor. It may be particularly useful to monitor the Welcome, DNA Results and What's New? pages which are updated most frequently.


Please send any queries, contributions, or corrections   Hope you make a connection!

Janet Barbee


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