We now have 123 Participants [which include 3 individuals who got mtDNA tests, which would trace a female/non-BARTLETT ancestry].
We now have at least 13 known lines which trace back to Colonial America - despite DNA results from 5 men who are from English BARTLETT lines, but with no known tie to America, we still do not have any DNA match between an English BARTLETT and an American BARTLETT.
Our project is now open to any male BARTLETT - we need a larger database, and we need participants from unknown, or orphaned, BARTLETT lines.If you know any male BARTLETT, please try to interest him in genealogy, and our DNA project.
Through DNA, we have now sorted out 3 separate "paternity" issues and linked the participant with their biological male line.In these cases their line is still BARTLETT, but through a female line.
As you know, there are many variant spellings for BARTLETT/BARTLEY.we have included all of them in our BARTLETT-DNA Project.In fact we have now proved oneBARTLEY line which descended from a BARTLETT, and one BARTLETT line which descended from a BERKELEY/BERKLEY.We also have other BARTLEYs, as well as a BARKLEY, BARTTELOT, BARCLIFT, and BURKLEY in our project.Plus two men with other surnames, who were adopted from a BARTLETT line.The DNA doesn't care what your surname is.
A new FTDNA Surname Group is stating up for BARCLAY/BARKLEY, and I have agreed to give that group "rights" to those two surname spellings and remove
them from our list.However, individuals can join any of the surname projects (or even 2 of them).
FTDNA puts out a regular newsletter: "Facts & Genes" with updates on Genetic Genealogy - it is a fascinating field - an new tests are being developed every day.If you don't get this newsletter every other month, and want it, go to the FTDNA web page and subscribe and see what's new at www.familytreedna.com
As a recap of our known lines, I have given each one a letter (so I can keep track), and many also have a Team # from the BARTLETT web page (still a lot of good info there, just not updated in a while).
B - Team 3 - from Richmond Co, VA - E3b1 - 9 matching participants
C - from Dobbs Co, NC and Somerset Co, MD - R1b1 - 9 matching participants
D - Team 7 - from Essex/Spotsylvania Co, VA - R1b1c - 2 matching participants [we could really use one more participant to validate this line]
E - BERKELEY/BERKLEYs from Westmoreland/Loudoun Co, VA [some lines used BARTLETT] - R1b1c - 2 matching participants[we could really use one more participant to validate this line; particularly someone from the Garner BARTLETT line]
F - Teams 9 & 11 - from Plymouth, MA [Mayflower descendants]; and NY; and VA/NC to TN; and Green Co, KY - R1b1c - 16 matching participants [we need more participants to sort out the VA to MA link]
G - Warren Co, NC; and Patrick Co, VA; and Weakley Co, TN; and Starling of GA; and a Canadian - R1b1c - 6 matching participants[we need more participants to link these lines together]
H - Talbot Co, MD; and William b 1823 MS; and Thomas b c1782 GA m MASTIN - R1b1c - 3 matching participants [we need more participants to link these lines together]
I - Team 5 - Newton, MA - "I" - 6 matching participants
J - Team 2 - Newbury, MA [includes Josiah, SDI] - I1a - 7 matching participants
L - William b 1784 NC to KY to Lincoln/Bedford Co, TN - R1b1c - 2 matching participants [need more participants to trace this line back to NC]
M - Marlboro, MA - R1b1 - 3 matching participants [need more participants to trace this line]
N - Robert b 1838 SC; and Edward of Pitt Co, NC - R1b1 - 2 matching participants [need more participants to trace this line]
V - Vermont; and Hampshire Co, MA - 5 matching participants [need more participants to trace this line]
In addition we have the following tentative Groups, but insufficient participation/matching to know for sure:
0- a BARCLIFT from Perquimans Co, NC [need another BARCLIFT to participate to validate this line, which is said to come from BARTLETTs]
W - Windsor, CT - R1b1c - we have 3 matching participants, but the paper trails are not sufficient yet [we need another participant to validate this line]
Team 1 - Robert of "Lyon" - need two participants
Team 6 - Norwalk, CT - need two participants
Team 9 - MA - we have one participant [need more participants to validate this line]
Team 10 - Weymouth, MA - need two participants
ENGLAND - we need as many more participants from England, Canada, Australia as we can get to find matches and establish lines in those countries; and links to Colonial America.
The bottom line is we have a lot of info and some solid lines, but we need more participants to determine more BARTLETT lines.