The Botts Surname DNA Project is getting very interesting with 3 new members in the last 3 months. So far we have 6 Botts/Bott/Botz lineages each with their own signature. We are awaiting the results of another project member with confirmed genealogy to the Botts family in VA responsible for the Botts-Weems Museum and making up a large number of Botts in the US (if not the most abundant Botts line).
We are needing more Botts males to help us sort out the Botts lineages in the US by joining the project and contributing your DNA (a simple swab of the inside of your cheek) as well as knowledge of your genealogy. Particularly helpful would be a confirmed ancestor from the Botts Abbeville, SC clan as well as more Botts patriarchs from OH, KY, TN, IN, NC, MA, VA, and out west. Of course, we really need Botts Patriarchs from anywhere.
Timing is good to join, since Family Tree DNA is having a sale (only until this Sunday, July 15!). You can save $20 on the recommended 37 marker yDNA test which is now $129.
To check out the Botts Surname DNA Project, go to http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/botts/
and to join the project, go to http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=botts
Please help us with this project.