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That’s right! We Are Back in Business!

Over the holiday weekend a patch was released for Family Tree Maker that allowed me to sync the changes from Family Tree Maker up to It’s been 5 months since I was able to do this, and I was quite nervous. I’ve made a large number of changes over this time, but I had…

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The Man They Couldn’t Hang

Talk about sticking your neck out! John “Babbacombe” Lee had his on the line repeatedly! While he doesn’t have the Babb surname, he sure sounds like one of us! Source: John-Babbacombe-Lee-WikipediaDownload Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to…

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Louisa Elizabeth Babb (aka Minnie Byron)

An interesting Wikipedia article has been written about Louisa Elizabeth Babb, who was known to the public as Minnie Byron. Louisa hails from the line we refer to as Devon Pedigree (Barnstaple 1711) 04, 15, 34. The line has yet to be Y-DNA tested, so we don’t yet know how they connect. Please let us…

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Morwell House – For Sale

For more on the amazing Morwell house (or Barton as the article refers to it) see this posting as it went up for sale in 2022. It was also up for sale at the same price (£4,500,000) in 2019. A medieval stone Manor House on the Dartmoor National Park in Devon that comes with 243…

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Eve – A Novel (Chapter 9)

CHAPTER IX. THE POCKET-BOOK. Jasper drew in full draughts of the delicious air, leaning back on the bench, himself in shade, watching the trees, hearing the hum of the bees, and the voices of the harvesters, pleasant and soft in the distance, as if the golden sun had subdued all the harshness in the tones…

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Eve – A Novel (Chapter 8)

CHAPTER VIII. BAB. As Jasper recovered, he saw less of the sisters. June had come, and with it lovely weather, and with the lovely weather the haysel. The air was sweet about the house with the fragrance of hay, and the soft summer breath wafted the pollen and fine strands on its wings into the…

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Trees Stored on Ancestry:

Please select the country that the predominant part of your line is located in. Note that there is currently no crossover between the 3 core US lines of Babbs in the US with their UK Counterparts. There are, however, lines from England that came to the US after the American Revolution that will be found along with the UK Tree. The divisions in the trees are necessary to maintain database integrity and an ease of maintenance.

Subscribing members of the BFA may apply to gain full access to the images and documents in their tree. For more information see the following section.

United States
United Kingdom
Central & South America
(No currently proven Y-DNA Lineages)
DNA-01: Lions of the Sea

DNA-02: Green Men of MD

DNA-03: White Stags VA/NC
DNA-04: Dragons of Somerset

DNA-05: Falcons of Fremington, Devon

DNA-06: Good Shepherds of Hatherleigh, Devon

DNA-07: Gryphons of Halberton, Devon

DNA-08: White Swans of Buckinghamshire

DNA-09: Potters of Staffordshire

DNA-10: Celts of South Petherwin, Cornwall
DNA-11 Blue Panthers of Bavaria

Joining The Babb Family Association

While access to the Blog and Facebook group is always free, we encourage followers to become official Members of The Babb Family Association. Dues income allow us to continue our work to preserve Babb items of historical significance. Here is a rundown of the available membership options:

Babb Family Archives

In the Babb Family Archives, you will find more than 42,000 pages of content which is updated as new books and discoveries are made. A new editions of Babb Unabridged are released, they will become available here. It’s a once in a lifetime purchase and a must have for the serious researcher. Some of best items include:

2nd Edition: 30 Volumes & 12,000 pages
1st Edition: 15 Volumes &
4,000 Pages
2nd Edition:
624 Pages
1st Edition:
434 Pages

Jean A. Sargent’s Papers
17K+ Pages

Ian Henry Babb’s Papers: 6K+ Pages

The Isles of Shoals Collection
by Julia Older

The Babb Family Association is honored to carry on Julia Older’s legacy through her works. As per her wishes they are now available in the Babb Archives in perpetuity.

Part I:
This Desired Place: The Isles of Shoals
456 Pages
Part II:
The Island Queen: Celia Thaxter of the Isles of Shoals
209 Pages
Celia Thaxter: Selected Writings
320 Pages

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