Sometimes Batts evolved into Bate, Batte, or Bates by less than careful scribes in early records of Virginia
INTRODUCING DNA TEST TO RECONSTRUCT THE FAMILY Bates Family of Old Virginia has joined forces with Bates Association of New England in conducting DNA Test designed to "Reconstruct the Bate-Batte-Batts-Bates Family"
We have good Baseline of DNA Baseline from Bates with "documented" lineage from which descendents of Batts can seek match.Currently, we have 20 volunteers who have taken the DNA Test.
Acquaint yourself with DNA testing by visiting web site of Family Tree DNA
The Bates Project (to include like sounding surnames), is a 12 Marker "Y-chromosome DNA Test" conducted by Family Tree DNA at laboratory located at University of Arizona.
To join the Project, to qualify for the DNA test, one must be a male Batts (or like sounding name)from an unbroken line of male Batts.
If this ongoing DNA test is deemed to be of value in furthering your BATTS family research, let me know.I will arange for DNA Test Kit (cheek swab) be sent to you.
Cost of DNA test has been reduced down to $99. for this Project and like family projects.
Let me know if interested -WittBates@aol.com
Wayne Witt Bates, Coordinator Bates Family Reconstruction Project Corresponding Secretry Http://www.bfoov.orgBates Family of Old Virginia Vice President http://www.BatesAssociation.orhttp://www.BatesAssociation.orBates Assn. of New England