R U106 (R1b-U106)

If you are U106+ or have the result 13 at the 66th marker 492, JOIN >>>>>
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JOIN R1b-U106 if the kit is for a male tested R-U106+, OR is in R1b and usually predicted for R-M269 AND has the result at the 66th STR marker where 492=13. However, we have a mutually exclusive arrangement with the U198 and L1 Projects, so we cannot accept those who are positive for either of those SNP clades. ALL Big Y or SNP Pack testers who are U106+ (U106=T) are definitely requested to please join our project (unless you are U198+ or L1+), especially multiple Big Y testers from the same family. Members with multiple Big Y tests from the same family are also requested to send us very basic traditional genealogy data for your patrilineal ancestor, so that we can use the dates to help us calibrate the clades.

For those who have not SNP tested down the branches, the best idea is to order Big Y. A less complete alternative is a SNP Pack test, but it usually takes two derivatively successive SNP Pack tests to get most of the way down the branches. Members also need to have or otherwise order at least a 12 marker STR test, so that we can see your results on the Y-DNA Results page, and you need to make sure you don't set the privacy settings too privately to prevent the public display of your haplotype. Please do NOT join our project unless you believe that you are a member of the R-U106 Haplogroup, or are 492=13. New members will be placed in Ungrouped on the Y-DNA Results page, pending determination of what subgroup you belong to. If you don't belong with us, you will be removed. The Join button is at the right side of the banner photo at the very top. Scroll all the way to the right.


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 We do not publish your given name or contact info.


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.

Data obtained from this project should be attributed to the "R1b-U106 Y-DNA Haplogroup Project at Family Tree DNA."(

ALL U106+ Big Y testers, including U198+ and L1+ Big Y testers, are invited to send us your Big Y VCF files for our cost-free analysis. (But the U198s and L1s cannot join the U106 project itself.) The VCF files can be sent via this process:

Scroll down on your FTDNA page to Big Y Results. Click on that, then look to the far right, and click on the blue Download Raw Data button. Then, in the pop-up window, towards the left, click on the green Download VCF button. Then upload the zipped file, as it is, to http://www.haplogroup-r.org/submit_data.php. Joining this effort will help us research your particular clade, identifying new relationships closer to the present day. We work with other haplogroup projects, Family Tree DNA and external organizations to make your new clades known worldwide. Over 1000 of you have already participated.

This is the Overview, aka About, aka Profile page of the R1b-U106 Project. Your FTDNA haplotypes and other helpful information are located on this and the following pages. Be sure to bookmark this page into your favorites, and check the Y-DNA Results page for your kit from time to time, since the situation continually changes as a result of new members getting tested. Please also review the Background and Results pages.

There is also an independent discussion forum for anyone interested in U106, but your updated data is located right here, (not there) on these pages.

The independent forum can be subscribed to via this page’s left side Links menu.

This project is dedicated to clade formation, and age analysis of the clades, as well as helping move you into your subclade in order to see who your clademate families are, and where they lived, in order to help you better determine your further ancestry.

Welcome to R1b-U106! See the lower part of the Background page for information on our origins, and some interesting information about several DNA scientists and Royal families that belong to U106.

The Y-DNA Results page has been re-organized, numbered, and color-coded according to the following Branch designations, which allow current and future SNP Packs to stay together as cohesive entities.

Communication can also be eased by referring to your branch and clade, such as “Branch 2, CTS3104”, although we will find you, regardless.

The new arrangement is largely upside down of the one used for the last 5 years, and we’ve switched around the colors as well. It is rather jarring, and will take some getting used to. These sorts of changes from what we’re used to are supposed to be good brain exercise. Yeah, right. OK, sorry….

Although we have often said that it’s best to change the page size to 5000, then use your browser’s Find feature to find your kit number, that can cause the “Houston problem”, so you might rather use a page size of 1000, and make your way through the pages the first time through.

Friendly Warning: If you are a member of the R1b-U106 Project, but you have not tested STRs with FTDNA, then please order at least a 12 marker test, so that you can be listed on the Y-DNA Results page with your clade mates. Otherwise, please find your haplotype listed via “DNA Results” on the left side menu, then “Y-DNA Classic Chart” at the top of that page. An explanation of the Y-DNA Classic Chart is under the "Results" tab to the right of the "Background" tab.


[01] U106 (x Z18, x Z156, xL48), Silver, corresponds to the R1b-U106xZ18xZ156xL48 SNP Pack.

[02] L48 (xL47, x30, xZ326), Pale Blue (Light Cyan), is covered by part of the R1b-L48xL47xZ8xZ326 SNP Pack.

[03] Z326 (xFGC10367), Green-Yellow, corresponds to the R1b-Z326xFGC10367 SNP Pack, coming soon.

[04] FGC10367, Light Green, corresponds to the R1b-FGC10367 SNP Pack, also coming soon.


[05] Z30 (xZ8), Bright Blue (Cyan), is covered by part of the R1b-L48xL47xZ8xZ326 SNP Pack.

[06] Z8 (xZ346), Light Blue, is covered by part of the R1b-Z8 SNP Pack.

[07] Z346, Plum, is covered by part of the R1b-Z8 SNP Pack.


[08] L47 (xS3251), Light Yellow, is covered by part of the R1b-L47 SNP Pack.

[09] S3251, Yellow, is covered by part of the R1b-L47 SNP Pack.


[10] Z156 (xDF96, xDF98), Pink, corresponds to the new R1b-Z156xDF96xDF98 SNP Pack, almost ready.

[11] DF96, Coral, corresponds to the new R1b-DF96 SNP Pack, almost ready.

[12] DF98, Red, corresponds to the new R1b-DF98 SNP Pack, almost ready.


[13] Z18, Gold, corresponds to the R1b-Z18 SNP Pack.

For the vast majority of Big Y and FGC testers, there is no need to order an FTDNA SNP Pack unless you want results for specific variants not included in those results, but which are on the FTDNA SNP Packs. That is very rare.

Big Y is a better test than the SNP Packs, because it discovers SNPs down your own individual line of descent below the level covered by the SNP Packs, but it is usually priced at $575. Check here or the Yahoo discussion forum for information regarding sales or coupons.

Note that some variants may not work on every test and will not be available via every testing product. Many SNPs are also available for individual testing. Some SNPs occur too often in different haplogroup branches or are too inconsistent to be of use for defining subclades. They could still be relevant to your descendant lineage.

How do I order a SNP Pack? Via your FTDNA personal page, go to Upgrade, then Advanced Tests, then SNP Pack.

The entire R1b-U106 Tree can be seen at the top of the Links menu at the left .

Also, please see the Background page via the tab to the right of the Overview page at the top. Contact info for the Administrators is on that page.