Online Barnum Database


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This searchable BARNUM Family Database was developed using GedPage, Version 2.20. It offers a complete genealogy of the known Barnum lines of descent, from the immigrant ancestor Thomas BARNUM (1625-1695) and his English ancestors, down through the present. It is intended to serve as a reference site for anyone who is researching the genealogy of the Barnum, Barnam and Barnham families in England and North America. I've attempted to make it both comprehensive and relevant, while at the same time keeping it easy to use. I hope it will be a valuable reference source for genealogists, family scholars, and all those who are sufficiently curious about the origins of their family name to consider entering the challenging world of family genealogy for the first time. The data found here may be used as a general index of Barnum lines, for research on any line of descent from Thomas BARNUM. There is sufficient information included to provide at least a starting point for tracing virtually any line of descent from our immigrant ancestor. Although the often-mentioned connection of Thomas to the English line of BARNHAM has not been conclusively proven, it is very likely - and I've also included information concerning the English branch of our family.



If this is your first visit to this site, you may want to begin with the introduction to the family history of Thomas BARNUM and the numerous BARNUM lines of descent. Also included is a narrative concerning the life of Phineas Taylor (“P.T.”) BARNUM, and a few hints and cautions about researching the Barnum lines of descent.

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A Research Guide to the Genealogy of the Barnum/Barnam/Barnham Family in England and North America

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