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HATCH-DNA Research Project

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--chtrout 07:54, 1 November 2010 (EDT) 


Martin William HATCH (1797-1870) and 2nd wife Jemima GAGE, daughter Lydia, circa 1857. Martin was 2nd great grandfather of Craig H. Trout, project administrator, and the 4th great grandson of Thomas HATCH of Barnstable, MA., Line #1 in our HATCH-DNA study.

combined genetic and traditional genealogy research reference site

  • The HATCH-DNA Research Projectis designed to explore, sort, and document potential relationships between various distinct HATCH-variant surname family lines by using genetic genealogy to provide scientific proofs for HATCH research developed through traditional genealogical research methods. In the alternative, DNA research can also fully disprove a presumptive relationship so that traditional research can now be confidently redirected to more likely family lines, or in some cases, an existing DNA-proven family line.

    • As part of this research process, our project works to establish fully documented HATCH-DNA “reference lines” back to England, and other countries of origin, thereby allowing HATCH-variant surname researchers to either compare (match) their own Y-DNA against these established reference lines (Haplotypes), or in the alternative, establish entirely new HATCH-DNA reference lines for future use. - Think of a DNA reference line as being the Y-DNA "signature" of your HATCH male ancestors.' '

    • Our research project is also designed to track various HATCH-variant surname family lines as they continued to move inland to many other states, and then through DNA research, attempt to link them back to their originating Colonial lines, as well as their RAOs (recent ancestral origins) in England or Europe, and ultimately their Haplogroups (deep ancestry - thousands of years).

  • International Members: Members of HATCH-variant surname lines in England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and all other countries around the world are also warmly invited to use our HATCH-DNA Research Project to connect or sort through their own various HATCH family lines as well. The more international HATCH lines we add, the greater the chance of matches and breakthroughs. HATCH-variant surname researchers living in other countries do not need to have any direct link to any line in the USA in order to join our project and make excellent use of this DNA research and traditional HATCH reference site. Whoever you are, and wherever you live in the world, if you are researching a HATCH-variant line, you are warmly encourage to join and participate!

  • Who Can Join: To formally join,, you must be a HATCH-variant surname male and participate in Y-DNA testing. Female researchers may also join through testing of a closely related HATCH-variant surname male (Note: only males carry Y-DNA). Regardless, all HATCH researchers from around the world are warmly encouraged to make free use of our site and related traditional reference resources, and of course your research contributions are always very welcome!

  • Genographic Project: Members of the National Geographic’s "Genographic Project" who are researching their HATCH-variant lines can easily merge their existing test results with our HATCH-DNA Research Project at no extra cost.

  • Also Recommended: HATCH researchers are also encouraged to visit the HATCH Family Association which is “dedicated to researching the history and sharing the legacy of our HATCH forefathers who ventured forth from olde England to settle in the New England of the 17h century.” The “HFA” website is under continuing development and includes many useful HATCH-related links and resources.

  • The previous HATCH DNA site sponsored by Terry Barton can still be reached at The Hatch DNA Project. All members from the previous project have been brought forward and merged into this current DNA project. This link to the previous project is provided so that all previous features are also still available, including the internal links on Terry’s site.

Come join us in our HATCH Family History “Corps of Discovery”!

-- Contact Craig H. Trout for additional details.