Read before clicking join
This Y DNA project is for MEN named Collins, Collings, Cullen, or a close variation. (See SURNAMES.) It is not sufficient to have a Collins person in your ancestry. The tester must be a man named Collins and his direct paternal lineage must be of men named Collins.
State in your JOIN request the most recent Y DNA test you ordered - Y37, Y67, Y111, or Big Y. One of these tests is required. Y37 is the minimal, "entry level" test.
If you don't already have a Y DNA test of 37 markers or more, see the FTDNA products page:
If you already have a FTDNA account with a swab submitted, log in to your account before ordering your Y DNA test.
See the FAQ for eligibility details, project policies, tips on setting up your account, etc:
Men with non-eligible surnames will likely need to do substantially more testing beyond Y37 and need to follow the FAQ instructions BEFORE clicking JOIN.
See our DNA and Y testing tutorial if you need help understanding the differences between the male line, female line, and universal lineage types of tests:
You can view any haplogroup work done on our project website:
Project-wide Big Y testing scholarships are no longer offered, though members with ancestry from certain regions of interest (Counties Cork and Kerry in Ireland) *MAY* be eligible for financial assistance for advanced Y testing if they agree to participate in the project at an ADVANCED level.If you have any questions AFTER seeing these materials, send Susan a BRIEF email, NO ATTACHMENTS - DIRECTLY - at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copy and paste the exact phrase COLLINS PROJECT into the subject line of your email otherwise your email will be viewed as SPAM and you will not get a reply.
Best of luck with your research and God bless you