Special Note: To find your subclade, the FTDNA Deep Clade Test no longer exists. Either order individual SNPs, often found on the Advanced Orders menu, or else order the National Geographic Geno 2.0 test, which automatically tests 12,000 Y SNPs, for $199.95 at the following link. When you get your results, you can upload them to FTDNA.
An updated version of the R1b-U106 Tree is at the next link below after the Welcome information. The SNPs to test are the ones below your current lowest positive result.
The R1b-U106 Project is open ONLY to those who have tested positive for SNP U106, OR BELOW, at FTDNA or via a National Geographic Geno 2.0 test, or a 23andMe test, or a deCODEme test, or a former EthnoAncestry test for the alternate SNP name S21.
We strongly encourage those predicted to be R1b1a2 (SNP M269) and who have the result at the 66th STR marker where 492=13 or higher, to test SNP U106 at FTDNA, and if found positive, to join the R1b-U106 Project.
The R1b-U106 Project exists as a repository for Y-DNA haplotypes in Haplogroup R1b-U106 (confirmed as SNP-tested U106+ or below) except for those which are L1+ or U198+, since Haplogroup projects for those subclades pre-existed the R1b-U106 Project, and by agreement, we refer L1+ or U198+ testers to those projects. The haplotypes for all members of the R1b-U106 Project can be found under the "Y-DNA Results" tab above, under either "Classic" or "Colorized", subgrouped by SNP-based subclade, as the members test positive for descendant SNPs. The subgrouping for these Y-DNA Results pages is explained, and other results information is found on the "Results" page under the "About this Group" tab above. Also, the SNP test results for all members can be found under the "Y-DNA Results" tab, under SNP.
WHEN YOU JOIN THIS PROJECT, YOU HAVE GRANTED PERMISSION TO PLACE YOUR SNP AND STR DATA INTO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, FROM WHICH IT CAN NEVER BE RETRIEVED. We only publish by the ancestor name that you provide, and the FTDNA kit number. We do not publish your given name or contact info.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO PROVIDE US WITH DNA RAW DATA FROM ANY SOURCE, BY YOUR OWN CHOICE, YOU HAVE GRANTED PERMISSION TO PLACE IT INTO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. Again, we publish by FTDNA kit number and the ancestor name that you provide, only.
The term SNP (pronounced "snip") means a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, or change at a single position on the Y Chromosome DNA strand from the usual result found in other Haplogroups. Y-DNA SNPs are very reliable, and are used by population geneticists to arrange the human family tree via the direct paternal line of descent (Y Chromosome descent).
A continuously updated R1b-U106 Tree, which is the only tree with ALL known R1b-U106 SNPS, can be found in the Administrator's Files section at the top of the window here:
A continuously updated Y SNP Tree of highly reliable SNPs reliably positioned is found at the ISOGG website:
Because the ISOGG Y Tree is continuously updated as SNPs are proven into their respective positions on the tree, other trees at FTDNA or other labs (and their respective haplogroup labels R1b1a2.....) rarely agree with it.
A "Draft Tree", including many so-called "private" or family SNPs (generally only found positive among members of a single family) is maintained by Thomas Krahn, Director of the FTDNA Lab in Houston. It is important to understand that a "draft tree" includes SNPs which have not been proven into their respective positions on the tree. Thomas Krahn's "Draft Tree" can be found here:
There is an online forum associated with this R1b-U106 Project, maintained by our Co-Administrator Mike Maddi, where members can share information, or research information posted into the forum's "Files section". We recommend that members who want to keep up with the latest SNP development progress, and other areas of discussion join this forum, here:
Some additional resources: