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R U106 (R1b-U106) Y-DNA Haplogroup

If you have tested positive for SNP U106, JOIN the Brotherhood of R1b-U106! >>>>
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If you have tested U106 positive, please JOIN us!

EXCEPTION: If you have also tested U198+ (aka S29) you must join the R U198 Project, rather than the R U106 Project.

The best approach, and the best value, is to order Big Y-700, which, in addition to discovering your current haplogroup and private variants on your own line of descent, also includes all of the original 111 STRs, and hundreds more. A December 2021 online post by FTDNA estimates that the Median Time to Most Recent Common Ancestor for R1b-U106 Big Y-700 testers is only 381 years before the present. Please persuade your STR surname matches to also upgrade to Big Y-700, so that you can have the potential to create a family haplogroup, or even branch the family down the line of descent. The link to the referenced blog post is at the left-side Links menu..

Members should have, or will order, at least a 12 marker STR test, so your results will appear on the Y-DNA Results page with your SNP clademates.

Please opt in to sharing, and grant admins at least Limited Access (see Manage Personal Information on your FTDNA personal page).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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 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 We do not publish your given name or contact info.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.

The part of your DNA data displayed in a public project such as this one, or any other similar project, is subject to use by others who may wish to present it differently elsewhere. Progress in this field of research depends entirely on the voluntary sharing of our DNA results data. NOBODY IS AUTHORIZED OR ALLOWED TO VIOLATE ANY LAW OR DATA REGULATION, INCLUDING THE “GDPR” OF THE EU.

Attention Big Y testers: Please see the instructions to send your Big Y Results VCF file to our Data Warehouse here: https://ydna-warehouse.org/instructions.html

Please also see the “Background” tab above, the “Results” tab above for helpful info about where to find key info about your Big Y results, especially, and other pages at the tabs above.

Also, see the left side menu, including “Links”, which includes links to our discussion group, and other resources. Data obtained from this project should be attributed to the "R1b-U106 Y-DNA Haplogroup Project at Family Tree DNA."