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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 pins that code terminal SNPs. 

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See the map pin key at the bottom of this page. SNP testing should confirm your terminal SNP, though some branches are at present not well-defined. For some testers with extremely close project matches (at 67 markers or better) who have confirmed terminal SNPs, I may have recoded your terminal SNP so as to show better terminal SNP refinement. For some testers I have looked at all your matches, and also run your alleles through a haplogroup predictor to get a better description of your haplogroup and have coded your kit accordingly.  

Some of you have turned off your matches to the entire database in your FTDNA account.  Your database-wide matches are one tool I use to come up with a more precise terminal SNP beyond the one predicted by FTDNA. Without being able to see your database-wide matches I cannot use that tool. 

To find your kit, right-click View map in new window then use Control-F to search for your kit number on the left side bar.

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.  The lab might report two different terminal SNP names for the same terminal leaf in the SNP tree which by ISOGG standards are coincident, e.g., R-L21 and R-Z290. 

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.

The Google map implementation, unfortunately, is somewhat clumsy, placing limits on what I can and cannot do. So that I could utilize a large number of custom icon pins, the data had to be divided up into layers that may or may not make sense.  There will no doubt be yet another revision of the software that produces this map.

-- Susan

Map Key

Terminal SNP ISOGG Haplogroup Map Layer Symbol Symbol Name
- unknown 1 squareblack
CT-M168 CF 1 diamondblack
F-M89 F 1 pointblack
G-P15 G2a 1 squareorange
G-L201 G1a1 1 diamondorange
G-M201 G 1 pointorange
J-M172 J 1 triangleblack
Q-M3 Q 1 squaregray
E-P278 E1 1 squaretan
E-CTS10652 E1b1 1 diamondtan
E-CTS661 E1b1 1 diamondtan
E-L117 E1b1 1 diamondtan
E-M2 E1b1 1 diamondtan
E-M96 E1b1 1 diamondtan
E-U174 E1b1 1 diamondtan
E-V13 E1b1 1 diamondtan
E-U174 E1b1a 1 pointtan
E-M191 E1b1a 1 pointtan
I-M253 I1 2 squarecyan
I-M223 I2a 2 diamondcyan
I-P37 I2a1 2 pointcyan
I-CTS661 I2b1 2 trianglecyan
R-M17 R1a1a 3 squareteal
R-M198 R1a1a 3 squareteal
R-M512 R1a1a 3 squareteal
R-M417 R1a1a1 3 diamondteal
R-L448 R1a1a1b1a3a 3 pointteal
R-CTS4179 R1a1a1b1a3a1 3 pointteal
R-P25 R1b1 4 squarepurple
R-M269 R1b1a2 4 diamondpurple
R-L23 R1b1a2a 4 pointpurple
R-L51 R1b1a2a1 4 trianglepurple
R-L151 R1b1a2a1a 4 squareperi
R-P311 R1b1a2a1a 4 diamondperi
R-U106 R1b1a2a1a1 4 pointperi
R-Z18 R1b1a2a1a1b 4 squarelightgreen
R-Z14 R1b1a2a1a1b1 4 diamondlightgreen
R-Z372 R1b1a2a1a1b1a 4 pointlightgreen
R-Z36 R1b1a2a1a2b2 4 trianglelightgreen
R-Z160 R1b1a2a1a1c2b1b 4 squareorange
R-Z2 R1b1a2a1a1c2b2a1 4 diamondorange
R-Z8 R1b1a2a1a1c2b2a1a1 4 pointorange
R-P312 R1b1a2a1a2 5 squareyellow
R-SRY2627 R1b1a2a1a2a1b1a1 5 diamondyellow
R-S28 R1b1a2a1a2b 5 pointyellow
R-L2 R1b1a2a1a2b1 5 triangleyellow
R-L21 R1b1a2a1a2c 6 squareblue
R-Z290 R1b1a2a1a2c 6 squareblue
R-DF23 R1b1a2a1a2c1a1a1 6 diamondblue
R-S26 R1b1a2a1a1c1a2a 6 pointblue
R-M222 R1b1a2a1a2c1a1a1 6 triangleblue
R-L513 R1b1a2a1a2c1b 7 squarebrown
R-CTS4466 R1b1a2a1a2c1c2 7 squarebronze
R-L159 R1b1a2a1a2c1e1 7 diamondbronze
R-L226 R1b1a2a1a2c1f2a 7 pointbronze
R-DF21 R1b1a2a1a2c1g 7 trianglebronze
R-L48 R1b1a2a1a1c2b 7 squarepink


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