Welcome to the HATCH-DNA Research Project
|Martin William HATCH (1797-1870)|
|with 2nd wife Jamima GAGE (1804-|
|1891). Daughter Lydia Ann stands|
combined genetic and traditional genealogy research reference siteThe HATCH-DNA Research Project is 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 disprove a presumptive relationship so that traditional research can now be confidently redirected to more likely family lines, or in some cases, DNA-proven family lines.
In simple terms, our project works to establish fully documented HATCH-DNA reference lines back to England or other countries of origin, thereby allowing HATCH-variant surname researchers to either compare (match) their own Y-DNA against these established DNA reference lines, or in the alternative, establish entirely new HATCH-DNA reference lines for future use.
Our research project is also designed to consider various (so far) unconnected HATCH-variant surname family lines that eventually moved inland to many other states, and then through DNA research, attempt to link them back to their originating Colonial lines from the early 1600's, as well as their RAOs (recent ancestral origins) in England or Europe, and 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 as a research platform 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 significant breakthroughs. HATCH-variant surname researchers living in other countries do not need to have any direct link to the USA to still make excellent use of this DNA research and traditional HATCH reference site.
Who Can Join: To formally join the HATCH-DNA Research Project, 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 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!
Also Recommended: HATCH researchers are also encouraged to visit the 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 Hatch Family 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.
|Jonathan Nicholas HATCH (1829-1910)|
|with bride Orilla Madonna COUSINS|
|(1842-1926) Wedding photo 1857.|
Recent Additions of Interest:
- HATCH-DNA Family Forum is intended for our project members and visiting researchers to post HATCH-related messages. Numerous HATCH research reference resources will soon be posted for the benefit of all. Note: First-time Forum users will probably see a screen asking them to register (much like GenForum and RootsWeb), but once this is accomplished, access should then become routine.<>li> We have also added a Guest Book. Please feel free to leave comments, indicate your special HATCH research interests, or recommend HATCH-related sites and resources that you think may be of interest to your fellow HATCH researchers. Just use the "Post Reply" feature on the Guest Book to leave your comments.
ROLL CALL OF HATCH LINES OF INTEREST:
- Additions and corrections are always very welcome!
- Note: The following numbering system is -entirely- arbitrary and is not meant to in any way rank arrival dates, order of significance, etc.
Line #2. _____ Thomas HATCH of Scituate b. 14 Oct 1596 in Wye (some sources say Ashford) , County Kent, England, the second son of William HATCHE, Line #8 below and Anne TILDEN. Thomas married Lydia GYLES 11 Feb 1617 at Tonbridge, Kent, England. Issue to this union included William b. circa 1624; Jeremiah c. 23 Jul 1626; Thomas, Jr., b. 9 Nov 1628; Mary b. 1631; Alice c. 25 Sep 1636; and Hannah c. 14 Jun 1646. The first (5) children were born in County Kent, England, and Hannah was born in Scituate, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Thomas probably immigrated from England to Massachusetts in about 1638, perhaps on board the ship "Castle" with his younger brother William HATCH (Line #3) who was part-owner of the ship. Thomas and family soon settled about 3/4 mile west of Scituate in an area known as “Two Mile” where Thomas died in about 1646. This line is documented in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, LXX, pg. 252. A very thoughtful analysis of Thomas and William Hatch of Scituate has also been prepared by Kaye Hooley. >> This line is being researched by project members Clark Gail Hatch and Robert Alan Hatch and their results are posted below in turquoise-colored Match Cluster "B."<<
Line #3. _____”Elder” William HATCH was born in County Kent, England in 1598, the third son of William HATCHE, Line #8 below and Anne TILDEN. William married Jane YOUNG of Thanington circa 9 Jul 1624. Issue to the union included John b. 7 Aug 1625; Anne 3 Dec 1626; William 9 Aug 1629, Jane 19 Jun 1631; and Andrew 3 Nov 1633 (died three days later), all born in Wye, Kent, England. William came first to New England on the ship Hercules in the spring of 1634-5 with his wife, Jane, five children and six servants. (Some accounts say that he brought his family later, in 1638) William settled in Scituate, Massachusetts, building a house on Kent Street. He soon returned to England and then sailed again for Massachusetts in 1638 on the ship Castle, which he partially owned. Those on board are thought to have included his brother (Line #2) Thomas HATCH (1596 - 1646) and sister, Elizabeth SOAN and their families. In 1643 he was selected as the first ruling "elder" of the Second Church of Scituate, hence his title, "William HATCH the Elder." This line is perhaps best documented by Charles Lathrop Pack, Thomas Hatch of Barnstable and Some of His Descendants (The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, 1930) pp. (quote by permission, © 2005 Hatch Family International Association). NOTE: In that William HATCH the Elder and his older brother Thomas HATCH both descend from parents William HATCHE (1563) and Ann TILDEN, Lines #2 and #3 are actually of Line #8, and accordingly, all true descendants from all three lines should match among themselves. >>This line is being researched by project member Elizabeth Kobayashi, who is testing through her cousin, Clifton "Sandy" Hatch, and their results are posted in turquoise-colored Match Cluster-"B".<<
Line #4. _____Philip HATCH (1616 - circa 1672) (son of John), “fisherman, York, baptized at Newton Ferrers, County Devonshire, England 28 Dec. 1616, came to Richmond Island in The Hercules 13 Feb 1636-37 with his brother (Line #5) Charles HATCH. He was alive on 4 Jul 1671 and ‘some few years deceased’ in 1674. He is elsewhere noted to be of Kittery, and was admitted as a freeman in 1652.” This line is perhaps best documented by James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. III (Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1861), pg. 137. (quote by permission, © 2005 Hatch Family International Association) >>We need a Y-DNA representative for this line.<<
Line #5. _____Charles HATCH 1613 - circa 1655 (son of John) “baptized at Newton Ferrers, County Devonshire, England 5 Sep 1613. He was probably a fisherman who first came to Richmond Island in 1633 and then came again in 1634. He came to stay in America (leaving a wife in England) arriving on 13 Feb 1636-7 with his brother (Line #4) Philip HATCH. He might have had no descendants in America since the administration of his affairs upon his death was granted to his brother on 29 Jun 1654.” This line is perhaps best documented by James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. III (Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1861), pg. 375. (quote by permission, © 2005 Hatch Family International Association) >>We need a Y-DNA representative for this line.<<
Line #6. _____Joseph HATCH (1759-1847) was christened 11 Oct 1759 at Elton, Cheshire, England. Joseph married Elizabeth PEACOCK born 1761 at nearby Frodsham, Cheshire, England, died 1815, Bolton, Lancashire, England. Joseph married 2nd to unknown. Among his children was John HATCH, Sr., born 19 Apr 1789, also in Cheshire. John married Sally PEERS 24 Dec 1812 Warrington, Lancashire, England. John and Sally immigrated in 1818 via Philadelphia, ultimately settling in Oxford County, Ontario, Canada in 1820. Their son, John Jr., was the first white child born in Oxford County. >> This is member Robert Hatch’s line and his 25-marker test results are posted below. << Line #6 tests as Haplogroup R1b1c and is not remotely related to Line #1 above.
Line #7. _____Christopher C. HATCH was born Nov 1831, perhaps in Cape Elizabeth (now Portland), Cumberland, Maine and died sometime after 1910. During the Civil War, Christopher HATCH served as a private in Company “A,” 5th Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Maine, form 24 Jun 1861 until he received a disability discharge on 27 Jan 1862. In about 1868, Christopher married Lucy W. JORDAN b. Jan 1841, also of Cape Elizabeth (Portland), Maine. Issue to this union included Elliot L. HATCH born c. 1868, and Walter Adelbert HATCH born Feb 1872, died 30 Jan 1939. >> This is member Carolyne L. Hatch-Destro’s line and her 67-marker test results are posted below. Carolyne is testing through a close male relative. << Line #7 tests as Haplogroup R1b1 and is not currently related to any other test results currently on file.
Line #8. _____William HATCHE was born 9 Dec 1563 in Tenterden, Ashford, Kent, England and is believed to be the son of Thomas HATCHE and Joanne BRISSENDEN. William married Anne TILDEN 26 July 1587 at St. Mildred's Church, Tenterden, Ashford, Kent, England. Ann was born 5 Nov 1570, also in Tinderden. At least (9) children were born to this marriage, to include Thomas, 14 Oct 1596, Line #2 above; John, circa 1596; William ("The Elder") 1598, Line #3 above; Judith, circa 1602; Margaret, circa 1604; Mary, circa 1606; unknown son, circa 1609; Anne, circa 1612; and Elizabeth circa 1624. William died 27 Dec 1611 in or near Sellinge, Kent, England, and wife Ann died 22 Jan 1629/30. >>This line is being researched by project member Sherwin Miller, who is testing through his cousin, William Hatch, and their results are posted in turquoise-colored Match Cluster "B."<<
-- and many other HATCH lines yet to be added--
HATCH GENEALOGY RESEARCH SITES AND RESOURCES:
RA-1_____The HATCH Family Association 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. We are also dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing the stories of the many families of our fellow descendants from these brave forefathers and mothers.” Their website is under continuing development and includes many useful links and HATCH resources. The Hatch Family Association sponsors annual family reunions. Annual dues are currently $15, with lifetime memberships available at $100. Contact TFA for additional details. This worthy organization is recommended to HATCH researchers interested in expanding their research resources.
General Reference HATCH-specific genealogy sites:
NOTE: This listing is still under construction. Suggestions for additional links are welcome.
RG-1_____HATCH-DNA Family Forum is our new forum intended for our project members and visiting researchers to post HATCH-related messages. Numerous HATCH research reference resources are also posted for the benefit of all. Note: First-time Forum users will probably see a screen asking them to register (much like GenForum and RootsWeb), but once this is accomplished, access should then become routine
RG-2_____HATCH GenForum, hosted by Genealogy.com, is perhaps the leading HATCH message forum.
RG-3_____HATCH RootsWeb Message Board, hosted by Ancestry.com, is also a truly outstanding HATCH message board. When visiting either site, always keep in mind that you can very easily switch boards to other HATCH spelling variations, such as "HATCHET and HATCHETT" etc.
RG-4_____HATCH ListServe is a very useful site for joining the HATCH ListServ in either full "List" or condensed "Digest" mode. Handy notes for "Unsubscribe" are also included, as well as "Search" and "Browse" engines for all "HATCH ListServ" Archives for the past 7 years.
RG-5_____HATCH Distribution Map shows the geographical distribution of the HATCH name as found in Ancestry.com databases. Enter your own variation (HATCH, HATCHET, HATCHETT, etc.) at bottom to modify map and data. Also note very useful notes on name origins at bottom of page.
RG-6_____HATCH Ancestor Guide is a very useful consolidated search engine and guide for HATCH research in Ancestry.com; Genealogy.com; CousinConnect.com; DistantCousin.com; and MyCinnamonToast.com. Actual detailed database access at some of these various sites may require subscriptions or search fees.
RG-7____HATCH (H320) at ROOTSWEB is a very useful "HATCH Research Template” found at RootsWeb.
General Research Tools:These are not HATCH-specific sites, but are very useful for entering HATCH searches, and general research activities.
RT-1_____RootsWeb WorldConnect, hosted by Ancestry.com, is a truly amazing free site containing over 25,390 HATCH entries. An absolute "must see" research site!
RT-2_____GenCircles, although a relatively new site, has many unique features that show great promise. Be sure to also visit "HATCH surnames" at the "Clubs" link at the top right corner of the site.
RT-3____LDS Family Search Site is the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS) search engine. While I am not of that faith, the Mormon Church has microfilmed many courthouse, church, and census records from all over the world and now make many data extracts directly available on this useful site. Researchers have also posted some of their own family data in LDS files. While the site frequently has many important errors in individual postings, it is still extremely valuable when cross-checked or validated through other research means, and frequently provides a very useful starting point. Tip: Try using “Family History Library Catalog” at top right of screen, follow link to Keyword Search, then enter “HATCH” or any other family or search term of interest.
RT-4_____Language Translation Sites:
RT-4a____Babel Fish Translation Site provides very useful "quick translations" to and from virtually any major language. Always keep in mind that these are very literal, word for word translations, and so idioms and local sayings can have very unexpected translation results. Very simple short phrases work best, or individual words and terms
RT-4b____SDL International provides not only a free on-line translation service, but also more advanced, professional translation-for-fee services.
RT-5____Perpetual Calendar Site is useful in making sense of obituaries and similar dated sources that report someone died “last Tuesday,” and you are now attempting to establish the date of death, or some similar date calculation problem.
RT-6____Ecclesiastical Calendar Site helps convert church record dates, such as a baptism that occurred “the second Sunday after Trinity” into a normal calendar date.
RT-7____Find A Grave is a fascinating site that allows you search for family graves, as well as add graves from your own research. There are over 1,786 HATCH graves listed. There are also provisions for posting virtual flowers with messages, biographies, and gravestone photos. You will need to register on the site before uploading new grave information, photos, and such. A truly interesting site! Tip: Consider posting your HATCH ancestor grave info and photo on the "Find A Grave" site, then link to it from your own site. For an example, see my own Martin William HATCH posting on the site.
RT-8____Find A County search engine is a great utility for finding what county a city is in for research purposes. You enter city and state, it provides the county name. If you then click on "map," it will even provide a map you can zoom in with to get the relative location of the city in the county.
RT-9____WeRelate is a free web search engine and wiki for genealogy sponsored by the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy, Inc. This is a relatively new concept in genealogy homepages, personal research pages, personal family research related articles and is well worth exploring.
RT-10____Ancient Faces is a website containing collections of photos, family stories, family research and similar materials, including a search engine for the site. A small number of HATCH photos are currently posted, and the site continues to add more.
Personal Reference HATCH genealogy sites:
RP-1_____Craig H. Trout Family Research Site is maintained by project administrator Craig Trout. Be sure to explore the various tabs to see pedigree, register reports, and such.