General Testing Status - The first (13) Y-DNA test result panels for our members are now fully posted below, with (6) results grouped in yellow-colored "Match Cluster-A," (3) results grouped in turquoise-colored "Match Cluster-B," and then the remaining (4) tests listed in the beige-colored "unmatched" section.
- Five members have extended their testing from basic 12-marker panels to 37, and one member to 67- markers, thus giving greater levels of definition when comparing matches.
- None of our members have yet conducted SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) testing to confirm their Haplogroup (“Hg”), or further refined their Hg data through Deep Clade SNP testing in order to give even greater definition to the geographical region and time frame for their deep ancestral origins.
- Also see: DNA Test Results (Alleles) for Project Members chart at bottom of page.
- ”Match Cluster-A,”Thomas HATCH of Barnstable , (Line #1). So far, testing members have achieved perfect 12 out of 12 marker matches among themselves. Five of these six members have very well documented lines back to Thomas HATCH of Barnstable, and there is no data available for the fourth member.
- ”Match Cluster-B,”brothers Thomas HATCH and Elder William HATCH of Scituate , (Line #2), and (Line #3). So far, (3) testing members have achieved perfect 12 out of 12 marker matches among themselves.
- Un-Matched Members include the remaining (4) test result panels that do not yet match other results. As additional researchers join our project through testing, it is fully anticipated additional match clusters will result, thus continuing the process of sorting and connecting our various HATCH-variant surname lines.
- Among these unmatched results is a descendant of Line #6 -- Joseph HATCH of Cheshire and Lancashire, England. We do yet have a second match with this line to help validate the Haplotype (Y-DNA signature) for Line #6.
- Match Cluster-A represents the true Haplotype (Y-DNA signature) for HATCH-male descendants and ancestors of Line #1 – Thomas HATCH of Barnstable.
- This finding is a highly significant breakthrough in that it will help future HATCH researchers prove or validate their descendancy from Line #1.
- Just as significantly, if we now find a perfect match with a HATCH male in the United Kingdom, we will have scientifically proven a link to that specific HATCH line in England.
- Conversely, we can now redirect our research with total confidence for those HATCH lines thought to link to Line #1, but now shown not to be a match.
- Ultimately, we hope to repeat this process and establish matches for Lines #2-6 above, and as many other colonial-era HATCH arrivals as we may identify in the future.
- However, much work remains to be done. We are now very actively working to locate HATCH-males in the United Kingdom willing to participate in Y-DNA testing to assist us in making the “across the pond” connection between Line #1 – Thomas HATCH and a specific HATCH line in England.
- As a closing thought, genetic research can now often help scientifically prove what we thought we knew, but in other cases, disprove our presumptive line and allow us to confidently redirect our traditional research as appropriate.
- As a reminder, you only submit one DNA sample, and any other desired testing, upgrades, SNP tests, and even mtDNA tests, can all be run at your request from your original one-time sample. You never need to submit a second sample.
- Watch here for continued lab progress reports!
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