The British Isles and Beyond
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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 EXPERT level.

If you have any questions AFTER seeing these materials, send Susan a BRIEF email, NO ATTACHMENTS - DIRECTLY - at

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.

The FAQ has tips and suggestions to further your research and the LINKS provide some research venues.

Best of luck with your research and God bless you