R U106 (R1b-U106) Y-DNA Haplogroup

“R-U106, a Tree of 5,000 Branches; a Brotherhood of 7,000 members”
  • 7057 members

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Please contact Charles Moore if you are interested in becoming a Co-Administrator of this project.

Historical milestones of the R-U106 Project:

2022 - 7,000 members, with over 3,700 Big Y tests (Y500 and Y700 combined), which have created over 5,000 haplogroup branches on the FTDNA Haplotree.

2019 - over 1,000 members had ordered the new Big Y-700, with about 50% more SNPs than the previous Big Y-500.

2019 - R-L1/S26 Project merged into the R1b-U106 Project.

2019 - 5,000 members, 1,900 with the upgraded Big Y-500.

2015 - 2,500 members, 500 with Big Y.

2014 - FTDNA Big Y test results add many new subclades to the R1b-U106 branch of the human family Y tree.

2011 - 1,000 members.

2009 - 500 members.

2008 - R-U106 Project founded by David Weston, Dan Draghici, Mike Maddi, and Gary Corbett.

2006 - R-L1/S26 Project founded on the basis of SNP L1, which impeded the original primers for DYS marker 439. Admins were Leo Little, Neal Fox, David Mason, Blaine Bettinger, and others.  See also Joe Fox’s books “Growing with America - The Fox Family of Philadelphia” https://www.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdetail.aspx?bookid=SKU-0035157049 and “Growing with America - Colonial Roots” https://www.xlibris.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?Book=742671 , which include history of the L1/S26 Project.  By December 2006, it was discovered that L1 was a descendant subclade of U106.