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Bartee Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Bartee Bartie Barty
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About the Project

The Bartee Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Bartee name (updated to add Bartie/Barty). The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Bartee name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Bartees), by time period (18th Century Bartees), or by topic (Bartee DNA, Bartee Occupations, Bartee Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

For a complete list of Bartee profiles on WikiTree please see the index page. At the founding of the project on February 20, 2022, there were about 267 Bartee Wikitree profiles. Let's make that number grow!

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

Growth Chart: Number of Profiles on WikiTree by Surname and Date

Surname Feb 20, 2022 Oct 23, 2022 Jan 5, 2023 Jan 16, 2023
Bartee 267 438 462 619
Bartie unk 76 81 211
Barty unk 123 126 129
Bertie unk unk 200 201
Berty unk unk 7 7

How to Join

To join the Bartee Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research/project pages (under development) to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific research/project team page, and then dive right in!

If a research/project page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Linda Mearse for assistance in setting one up.

... ... ... is a member of the Bartee Name Study Project.

Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:


To add the member sticker to your profile, place the sticker code (code shown below the sample sticker pictured above) anywhere in the biography part of the profile. Usually you should put it next to the text describing the Sticker, but it should always be below the == Biography == heading and above the == Sources == heading.

What You Can Do

  1. Add the Bartee Name Study sticker to Bartee profiles. Directions: Copy the following code: {{One Name Study|name=Bartee}} and place it anywhere in the biography part of the profile (it should always be below the == Biography == heading and above the == Sources == heading).
    This profile is part of the Bartee Name Study.
  2. Add Bartee profiles to wikitree and work cooperatively with other Bartee profile managers to create the best Bartee tree possible. (development note: add link to instructions on how to do this)
  3. Add (or update) sources to Bartee profiles using original rather than derivative documentation. Use the section below "Resources on WikiTree" to find unsourced profiles. (development note: edit to add a suggested format for sources)
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies for Bartee profiles.
  5. Add photos to Bartee profiles.
  6. If you are a male with the Bartee surname or a variant and haven't already, please consider testing your y-DNA and joining the Bartee Origins surname group at FTDNA. https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/bartee/about (development note: embed link)
  7. Choose a project below in which to participate, or suggest/create a new project.

Research/Project Pages

Here are some of the current research/project pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!

  • Bartees in Census Records - add census data tables to profiles (see example below). These tables are quickly and easily created from a census page by the app WikiTree Sourcer - 2 clicks and copy/paste is all that is required. Add profile pages for those without one; (a project free space page needs set up if one is required)
30 Mar 1851: 305 High Street, Perth, Perthshire
Name Relation Status Sex Age Occupation Birth Place
Catharine Barty Head F 48 Vintner Kilspindie Parish, perthshire
David Barty Son M 24 Flesher Kilspindie Parish, perthshire
John Barty Son M 20 Tinsmith Kinnoul, perthshire
Jessie Barty Daughter F 16 Servant Kinnoul, perthshire

  • Bartee News Archives (free space page needs to be established): Assist with setting up an "Archives Page" for the old issues of The Bartee News. Scan & upload relevant pages - determine which portion to upload. Project coordinator, Linda (Lenze) Mearse, was the newsletter publisher and gives permission for their use.
  • Your ideas here. Suggest a project you would like to work on or see established.


To add your name below, either contact the project coordinator, Linda (Lenze) Mearse; use the page edit button and the following format: *[[your ID|your name as you wish it displayed]]; or add your info to the table below.

Bartee Researchers on WikiTree

Researcher Name Earliest Documented Bartee Ancestor Place of Origin Place of Settlement Date of Settlement Next Migration DNA Tested DNA Implied Ancestor
Linda (Lenze) Mearse Jesse Bartee Sr. SC SC 1777 Graniteville, Edgefield Dist., SC Yes Robert Bartee with implications to Scotland
Ray (Bartee) Roberts Jesse Bartee Sr. SC SC 1777 Graniteville, Edgefield Dist., SC Yes Robert Bartee with implications to Scotland
Laura (Greene) Morin ancestor ID origin settlement date next migration Yes ancestor ID
Linda Rosendahl William Barty England Lincolnshire 1778 next migration No ancestor ID
Jeanette (Barty) Harper James Barty Perthshire, Scotland same born abt 1744 direct line to Australia 1852 brother: autosomal & Y-DNA ancestor ID
Derek Lackaff James Bartee (1811-1898) VA or TN Patrick, Virginia Yes
your ID ancestor ID origin settlement date next migration Yes/No ancestor ID
your ID ancestor ID origin settlement date next migration Yes/No ancestor ID
your ID ancestor ID origin settlement date next migration Yes/No ancestor ID
your ID ancestor ID origin settlement date next migration Yes/No ancestor ID

Related Surnames and Surname Variants

Public Figures

Wikipedia (not found in Wikitree yet):

Resources on WikiTree




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I am a member of the BARTEE one name group.

All the material on the Australia, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom are my direct relations. I have been to Scotland three times to research my family BARTY Lineage. I have not given permission for anyone to use my photographs or paperwork, but I am now seeing it everywhere. I had also done my DNA This one name tree BARTEE that has been used by Linda Mearse is my researched information over many, many years. Firstly, I opened my private tree to Linda Mearse, and all (BARTY, BARTEE, BARTIE, BARTEY etc) was put up and used without my permission. I had opened my private tree and it was all used for the BARTEE ONE NAME tree. I have given permission for my material to be used, as I would like to find out more on the BARTY LINEAGE. BUT, I would like recognition for the One Name Tree BARTEE as the DNA and research material in the countries other than some USA are mine. If you look into it you will see all of my material has been used. If you have a look you will see it is mine. How can I have my name put on this one name tree? Thank you Jeanette Harper née BARTY Deakin, Australia

posted by [Living Harper]
Hello Jeanette,

First of all, welcome to WikiTree. I am very pleased to see you have joined the community as I suggested. It has not been requested of me and I hope I am not taking liberties, but since you are participating with the One Name Study via FTDNA, now have a WikiTree ID, and expressed yourself as a member in your message, I will add your ID to the members list here. If this is not your wish, please let me know and I will rectify that.

Very pleased to have someone who has devoted so much time and effort to researching the Bartee name and all its variations (Barty, Bartie, Bartey, etc.) participating and sharing their knowledge. Acting as the administrator for the FTDNA Bartee Y-DNA project, I am prohibited from identifying DNA kits with living persons as I have previously explained. It is a big pain, but understandable. After you gave your permission to be identified with your deceased brother’s kit, I was able to do so, and an acknowledgement was placed with the Bartee Y-DNA study page, both connecting you with his kit and as a major researcher.

Again, please do not think I am claiming to own, or seek credit for any of the research coming through the FTDNA project or here on WikiTree. The profiles on WikiTree are created by many different researchers. I am a coordinator/administrator for the Bartee study. Although, I will admit to having spent many hours over many years seeking our family history, lol. You kindly offered to open your private Ancestry.com family tree to me, but something happened in that process and I was never able to view it. Your Ancestry tree is still listed as private and I have no access to it. I have not copied any information from it. As the administrator for the FTDNA Y-DNA project, I did receive a copy of your direct paternal line with birth and death dates for your Barty ancestors and passed that on to the project members, as I also did with their paternal lines. I’m sorry if you thought that was me claiming to have done the research.

You also sent a copy of the wonderful report with photos you prepared about your trip to Scotland researching your Barty ancestors. You are correct it can be found online connected to some Ancestry family trees belonging to others, but that is not from me. I would love to see it added to the Bartee Name Study here at WikiTree but will not do that without your permission. There is an email from you in which you **may** have given me permission to do so, but I wasn’t completely positive that was what you were referring to. If so, please reply here publicly by referring to it as the “Scotland Trip Report”. Also, it contains your phone number. Would you like to leave the phone number visible on the report, or would you like to have that blotted out?

Finally, let me add, as time allows, I do work on **all** Bartee/Barty/Bartie etc. lines. If someone digs into the “changes file” they may spot an item I have added to a WikiTree profile which is connected to their direct family line. Be assured, I NEVER just copy published family trees, even if it is from a trusted researcher like yourself. I simply don’t trust them. You will ALWAYS see a citation referring to a census record, marriage document, etc. attached to those items. That doesn’t mean I won’t check published family trees from time to time as hints or to see if my research aligns. As genealogists, we can ALL identify with Sir Isaac Newton’s statement (although I don’t believe the thought originated with him): “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

Please give your permission to add your “Scotland Trip Report”…that will truly make obvious all your efforts and hard work on the discoveries of our shared Bartee/Barty/Bartie, etc. heritage, even if there is some overlap of research among all those researching this family line.

EDIT: Jeanette, you are listed as "anonymous" and your ID # is not available. You will need to share that if you wish it to appear in the membership list so others may contact you.

Sincerely, Linda Mearse

posted by Linda (Lenze) Mearse
edited by Linda (Lenze) Mearse

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