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June 23rd, 2012: Barr Family Reunion. This year in Marshall, Missouri, at St. Peter Catholic Church Parish Hall. Contact Lana Purcell at for details!

November 30th, 2011: Michael Barr goes to Afghanistan today to finish things up over there for us... We pray for his safe return.

July 29th, 2011: We are happy to announce the Barr Family just learned of a new Generation 1 Mary Barr sibling of Thomas J. and William Barr! An emigrant from Ireland at around the same time as them, Mary would marry into the Michael McCall family and would stay in the Philadelphia area her entire life. One step closer to finding our Irish ascendents...

May 27th, 2011: Third generation James Barr (Son of John Barr, grandson of Thomas J. Barr) lineage! This is the story of he and wife Minnie Schieberl and their eleven children, all raised during WW II in Saline County, MO. Bios and photos of the extended James and Minnie Barr families and their children!

April 12th, 2011: New bio on third generation Robert Larkin for viewing, compliments of his grandson Padraic "Patrick" Larkin. Thanks very much!

February 16th, 2011: Congratulations to David Clary and Chelsee Zumbach who just announced their impending nuptuals, following David's Valentine's Day proposal!

December 31st, 2010: Join our New Year's Celebration with Gary and Theresa Barr.

May 30th, 2010: Barr Family Reunion, held at Lake Jacomo, in Southeast Kansas City. Another massive reunion, with all the usual suspects, and a host of newfound relatives! < Photos >

January 27th, 2010: For the first time ever, a look into the life of 2nd generation William Barr. We were sent the text of William's obituary that had been preserved by his niece Bridget Barr-Summers, and handed down through her family, and provided to us by Cathy Summers. Thanks very much, Cathy!

January 22nd, 2010: Thanks very much to Kris Marshall, Saline County, Missouri County Coordinator, for including our family tree website on the MOGenWeb Project site, an important reference site for historians from the county that the Barrs originated. We appreciate your interest in our family tree!

January 21st, 2010: Congratulations to Kenneth Barr, whose "Big Blue" is featured in the February 2010 "GOOD GUYS" Hot Rod Magazine! She's a beauty...
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October 29th, 2009: Gary and Theresa Barr's adventures with Steely Dan.

September 5th, 2009: Thanks very much to the Stone family in England, who discovered our site, and filled in one branch of the Crompton Family from 1700's John and Alice Crompton to present day Ian Stone, of Bolton, England. We appreciate your information!

August 7th, 2009: Our 1000th visitor. Thanks very much, the Barr family.

May 10th, 2009: Mother's day greetings from Gary and Theresa Barr, celebrating Mom's Day the way only a Barr can do...

January 1st, 2009: Happy New Year! We are pleased to extend our Crompton family tree back an astonishing sixteen generations into the 1500's, complements of Bonnie Jo Bartagnolli-Zehrung! This is an incredible nine-generation addition, dating back to James Crompton, born in 1575 Lancashire, England. We'd also like to thank Bonnie Jo for the biographies and photos of the David Crompton branch of our family.

November 30th, 2008: New biographies for William and Hannah Crompton's eleventh generation children Jane, David, Rachel, Joseph, William, Mary, Walter, Squire, and Carrie. Lots of great stuff. Complements of Renee Rees-Morrow.

September 28th, 2008: Derek (& Katie) Samson wedding in Sedalia, MO.

September 1st, 2008: 1889 photo of 2nd generation Rosa "Rose" Lee Barr-Castle. Thanks very much to Dorothy Castle-Peterson for the gift! It had originated with Edith Castle-Keller and Agnes Castle-Barquinero.

August 24th-28th, 2008: From Gary Vincent Barr and Theresa Crompton-Barr: A "Barr's Eye View" of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO. < Photos >

August 14th, 2008: New 1800's photos of 10th generation William Crompton and Hannah Hobson-Crompton, and the David Rees and Jane Crompton-Rees family. Thanks very much to Renee Rees-Morrow for the source!

August 4th, 2008: New photos of 2nd generation Richard Barr and 3rd generation Bridget Barr-Summers. Thanks very much to Cathy Summers for the contribution!

July 19th, 2008: Congratulations to Kenneth Barr and Louise Kochanowski-Barr on fifty years of marriage!
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June 18th, 2008: Congratulations to Julie Ann Summers and Ransom Ryan Ray who married in Jamaica!

June 7th, 2008: Congratulations to Michael Joseph Barr and Jo Bayly on their nuptuals!

July 1st, 2007: Barr Family Reunion - Marshall, Missouri. One hundred in attendance. < Photos >

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