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Collins Y-DNA Project Map

This Google Map pinpoints the known origins of the direct paternal ancestors of project participants. Its purpose is to illustrate how extensively this project covers the globe, and more importantly to establish whether specific haplotypes clustered together in ancestral homelands (e.g., the British Isles) so that project members who have not traced their ancestors back may eventually be able to narrow down the origins of their ancestors.

The colored shapes on the map are map pins. Terminal SNPs are coded by map pin style. SNP testing will confirm your terminal SNP. Your close genealogical matches *must* have the same terminal SNP that you have. If you do in fact have very close genetic matches (those who differ by very few markers out of 111 markers) who have confirmed their SNPs by testing, then it is safe to assume you have the same terminal SNP.


View Collins DNA Project Y Testers in a larger map

FTDNA has not yet completely and accurately updated the terminal SNPs of those who have done extensive SNP testing with the new Big Y test. Pin styles will change as FTDNA continues to improve its data presentation and reporting on terminal SNPs.

Only Y testers with a project relevant surname, or those whose surname is historically linked to a project relevant surname in a particular community, or those whose Y-DNA matches make an overwhelmingly strong case for Collins ancestry are included.

The pins of ancestors for whom no geographic location was specified are placed in the North Atlantic Ocean until that information is updated by the tester.

If NFI ("no further information") appears in a kit's popup, that means that I was not able to determine the information from looking at that kit's FTDNA account data. Members are welcome to update ancestor and origins information in their FTDNA accounts and drop me an email when they have done so. Remember to state the kit number.

Unfortunately, there are clusters of pins bunched together at the same GPS coordinates, making it impossible to see the pin representing your test kit if it's not the top one. View the map in a separate window, search for your kit number in the left column and click on your kit number to see where it pops up.

There are numerous kinks to work out, among them, the creation of the pins (shape and color), sizing, and placement; the splitting of pins into separate pages, depriving members listed on page 2 the experience of seeing their pins juxtaposed to those on page 1; the data files to create the map may contain errors, etc. Hopefully a future version, done programmatically, will address these problems.

-- Susan

Map Key

Haplogroup: CF
CT-M168
Haplogroup: E
E-M96
Haplogroup: E1
E-P278
Haplogroup: E1b
E-L117
E-V13
Haplogroup: E1b1a
E-M191
E-M2
E-U174
Haplogroup: E1b1b
E-CTS661
Haplogroup: F
F-M89
Haplogroup: G
G-M201
Haplogroup: G1a1
G-L201
Haplogroup: G2a
G-P15
Haplogroup: I1
I-M253
Haplogroup: I2a
I-M223
Haplogroup: I2a1
I-P37
Haplogroup: I2b1
I-CTS661
I-S24
Haplogroup: J2
J-M172
Haplogroup: Q
Q-M3
Haplogroup: R1a
R-CTS4179
R-L448
R-M17
R-M198
R-M417
R-M512
Haplogroup: R1b
R-CTS4466
R-DF21
R-DF23
R-L151
R-L2
R-L21
R-L226
R-L23
R-L48
R-L51
R-L513
R-M222
R-M269
R-P311
R-P312
R-SRY2627
R-U106
R-Z14
R-Z160
R-Z18
R-Z2
R-Z290
R-Z36
R-Z372
Haplogroup: unknown
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