Thanks to the work of a very determined member we have added 3921 new Babb descendants to the English Babb lines. Almost have of those are in the Somerset lineage and together they connect the existing tree to modern day. The disconnect was a result of the English system of not releasing Census records for 100 years (In the US it’s 72 years). Cynthia Babb has extensively leveraged alternative resources to link the existing tree which often ended in 1911 with modern day. She graciously lent her findings to the Babb Family Association to be included in the Master Tree.
The effect of this addition cannot be underestimated. She has spent many years pulling together this information which will allow an untold number of Babbs in England to connect to their roots. As they do this they will encounter the Babb Family Association and become available for DNA Testing.
This approach has already proven valuable in the US where we were able to leverage the work of Jean A. Sargent, my predecessor, to accurately predict to which lineage you belong. It has long been a goal of mine to be able to produce this same quality of prediction in the UK and the new info will save me an incredible amount of time in figuring out how new members connect. This in turn allows me to know which candidates are of particular interest to be tested. The addition will reap rewards for years to come.
In addition to all those “new” Babbs Cynthia has also provided approximately 5000 new source documents, which adds to the 10,000 I already had established. I’ll let that addition speak for itself as I’ve been doing this for 20 years. The files are online now and available for your review at: https://tinyurl.com/BabbTree