R U106 (R1b-U106)

If you are U106+ or have the result 13 at the 66th marker 492, JOIN >>>>>
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About us

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, OR has the result at the 2nd STR marker where 390=23 AND the result at the 18th marker where 447=24. 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. Big Y or SNP Pack testers who are U106+ (U106=T) are definitely requested to please join our project. 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 sometimes 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 you 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. 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. 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 subclade you belong to. If you don't belong with us, you will be removed. If you are not sure, then email Dan Draghici at his email address on the Background page to the right of this Overview page at the top. The Join button is at the right side of the banner photo at the very top. Scroll all the way to the right.

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. If you already know that you belong in the R1b-U106 group, we do not usually recommend the R1b-M343&M269 Backbone SNP Pack. Instead, order the appropriate SNP Pack according to the guidelines below. Also, don't order the R1b-U106 SNP Pack unless you are in the part of U106 that is not in Z18, or Z156, or L48.

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. Use your browser’s Find feature to find your kit number. You may need to increase the “Page Size” to 5000, and wait for the page to reload in order to find your kit. An explanation of the Y-DNA Classic Chart is under the "Results" tab to the right of the "Background" tab.

After you find your kit on the Y-DNA Results page, look at the colored subgroup label just above it. We have color-coded the subgroup labels according to what SNP Pack corresponds to your group.
If that colored subgroup label is a silver/gray color, your branch will be in the U106 SNP Pack.
If that colored subgroup label is an orange color, your branch will be in the Z18 SNP Pack.
If that colored subgroup label is a red or violet color, your branch will be in the Z156 SNP Pack.
If that colored subgroup label is a green color, your branch will be in the L48 SNP Pack.
If that colored subgroup label is a light rose color, your branch will be in the L47 SNP Pack.
If that colored subgroup label is a blue color, your branch will be in the Z8 SNP Pack.
If that colored subgroup label is a yellow color, your branch will be in the Z326 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.

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.

Feel free to join the independent R1b-U106 Discussion Forum via the Links menu at the left. That Links menu also includes links to the ISOGG wiki, with helpful guidance for genetic genealogists.

R1b-U106 is The Haplogroup of Scientists and Kings! The Royal Families of Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Bulgaria all descend from R1b-U106. See the Background page.

Our banner photo of the Rhine Falls was taken by Charles Moore in 2013.