We have just begun a new Botts Surname Project at ftDNA.com and WorldFamilies.net. The goal of this project is to make connections between the various Botts lineages in the US and to extend those connections across the oceans to our homelands. The project utilizes but traditional genealogy and DNA testing to establish the Botts Patriarch lines. We are most interested in males who have the Botts surname (or any variants such as Bott, Botz, Botte, etc.) and are willing to provide results Y-DNA results to the project. If you haven't been tested yet (a simple swabbing on the cheek tissue), then you can purchase tests at the Botts Surname Project at reduced rates.
We also welcome others who may not have the Botts surname but are interested in participating through providing lineages. We would also like to gather mtDNA results from Botts patriarchs as well as mothers and sisters of patriarchs if available.
Come help us grow this project and get to know other Botts family members in the US and around the world. Visit the site http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Botts
for more information.
Please let me know if you have any issues or questions.