The Mashburn Genealogy Archives is devoted to researching the ancestors and descendants of Edward Mashborne, a schoolmaster who arrived in Nansemond County, Virginia Carolina from London around 1698.

Our mission is to collect, communicate, share and preserve MASHBURN/MARSHBURN family history, heritage, and genealogical information by serving as a portal to digital resources and primary records.

Membership Levels

Please read our Terms of Service before using this website or before registering as an Editor.

  • Unregistered Users – No registration is required to view the MGA Facebook Page, the MGA Website, or the MGA Database.
  • Registered Members – Membership in the MGA is limited to people with family connections. To become a Registered Member, join the MGA Facebook Group. Members are able to post comments and responses on the Facebook page.
  • Registered Editors – MGA Editors may upload a documented GEDCOM file and edit their own family tree in the database.

Privacy is important to us. Database information on living people are hidden unless the Tree Owner has given permission for other users to view.

Is this a pay site?

No. Not ever. This data has been collected by family members for family members. We do accept donations to help cover our expenses. We accept major credit cards and PayPal (see sidebar).

Can Non-Registered Users get their family research on the Mashburn Genealogical Archives?

Yes. Please read How to Submit Material for instructions.

Can Non-Registered Users ask questions or make comments?

Yes. Please read How to Submit Material for instructions.

Can I use the content on the Mashburn Genealogical Archives in my publication?

Yes, but there are legal conditions. Please read our Terms of Service and the footer on each page.

How is research evaluated for validity and reliability?

We use the Board for Certification of Genealogists’ Genealogical Proof Standards (GPS) to guide our decision process. Please read about the GPS Standards.

Are you sure we are related? My Mashburns are tall, light-skinned and rather handsone.

Well, the reason for this is that our common Mashburn ancestor is five generations away. That means that we share only 1/32nds of the same genes—-lucky for you, huh?

It appears that all Mashburns are descended from Edward Mashborne, a schoolmaster, who came to Amercia around 1698 from London. Some of us older folks may be as much as ten or eleven generations apart. Younger people even more.