Membership questions? Please read the first paragraph on the Overview page to the left of this Background page at the top. If you have any membership questions, please email Dan Draghici at firstname.lastname@example.org . The Join button is at the right side of the banner photo at the very top. Scroll all the way to the right.
Please do NOT join our project, unless you believe that you do belong to the R-U106 Haplogroup, or are 492=13.
SPECIAL NOTE: BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT SNP TESTING WITHOUT CHECKING HERE FIRST.
If you have already tested U106+, we do not usually recommend the R1b-M343 Backbone SNP Pack. THAT particular SNP Pack is generally for people who DO NOT ALREADY KNOW what part of R1b they belong to.
Instead, you should order the appropriate SNP Pack for your branch of U106. See details on the Overview page.
PLEASE also review the information on the Overview page at the tab above immediately to the left of the Background page.
Please see the latest revised R1b-U106 Tree at the following link for the best guidance on the branches of R1b-U106. The new tree information is constantly changing as Big Y and other test results come in, and many new SNPs are not yet individually testable.
For questions about the tree: contact Raymond Wing at email@example.com
For membership questions: contact Dan Draghici at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about the SNP Packs: contact Wayne Kauffman at email@example.com
For questions about the R1b-U106 Forum online discussion group: contact Mike Maddi at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have lab results from FTDNA, FGC, YSEQ, or other labs that move you further down your branch than what is shown: contact Raymond Wing at email@example.com
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 We do not publish your given name or contact info.
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. Again, we publish by FTDNA kit number and the ancestor name that you provide, only.
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."
The term SNP (pronounced "snip") means a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, or change at a single position on the Y Chromosome DNA strand from the usual result found in other Haplogroups. Y-DNA SNPs are very reliable, and are used by population geneticists to arrange the human family tree via the direct paternal line of descent (Y Chromosome descent).
You can donate to our fund here: https://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx?g=R1b-U106
There is an online forum for R1b-U106, maintained by Mike Maddi, where members can share information, or research information posted into the forum's "Files section". Members who want to keep up with the latest SNP development progress, and other areas of discussion may wish to join this forum, here:
R1b-U106 is a patrilineal descended family that appears to descend from an ancestral R1b group located among or near the Yamnaya culture, north of the Black Sea area. The group rose to significance in southern Germany and the surrounding areas about 3000 BC. Although U106 is found all over Europe, and in countries that Europeans have migrated to, it is most significant in Germany and surrounding countries, Scandinavia, and Britain. Depending on which branch of U106 a member descends from, the people on that branch adapted to a variety of different cultures along the way, including various derivatives of Slavic, Latin, Celtic, Belgae, Saxon, Viking, and other cultural groups. U106 is a family, not a culture. Some families of the historic nobility have paperwork ancestry that reaches back farther into The Genealogical Gap of the Dark Ages. This enables us to compare the paperwork to the DNA as follows: both the Bourbon family of the Spanish and the former French Royal families, and the Wettin family of Saxe-Coburg from which the British and the Belgian Royal families, and the former Portuguese and Bulgarian Royal families descend, are confirmed to descend from the Z381 Branch of R1b-U106. The Bourbons are highly probable to descend via Z156, while the Wettins definitely descend via Z156 and its subclade DF98. See also http://www.the-kings-son.com/royal_wettin_haplogroup
Meanwhile, the discoverer of DNA, Dr. James Watson, and along with him, the other scientist who together were the first to have their DNA mapped, Dr. Craig Venter, and along with them, the notable advocate for Genetic Genealogy, Dr. Spencer Wells, are all members of Haplogroup R1b-U106. We accept the publicity benefit these folks bring to R1b-U106.
Age of Major Branches:
U106 = about 3100 BC
Z18 = about 2200 BC
Z156 = about 3000 BC
L1 = about 1400 BC
U198 = about 1600 BC
L48 = about 2600 BC
L47 = about 2300 BC
Z8 = about 1200 BC
Z326 = about 1300 BC
per Dr Iain McDonald's analysis.
Welcome to The Haplogroup of Scientists and Kings!
Some additional resources:
ISOGG wiki: http://www.isogg.org/wiki/
ISOGG wiki Y-DNA portal: http://www.isogg.org/wiki/Portal:Y-chromosome_DNA
Debbie Kennett's blog: http://cruwys.blogspot.com/
CeCe Moore's blog: http://www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com/
Roberta Estes' blog: http://dna-explained.com/