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From: John Mclaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [R-M222] Joining the M222 Project
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:17:55 -0600
I have had some questions recently on how to find the M222 Project at
FTDNA. It does not come up in a routine surname search through the main
FTDNA site. I asked FTDNA about this and they replied that since the
project was based on a haplogroup one needed to have a test first before
joining so they do not list the project in that kind of search.
The only way to locate the project is through your personal page at FTDNA.
This may not be a problem for those who are presented with the M222
project when they use the join project option but I've talked to people
who were not presented with the option and had trouble finding the
project. It seems intuitive to look under M but that is not where it is
to be found. The following directions seem to work. They should be
looking under R in Y hapolgroups.
"TO JOIN THIS GROUP YOU MUST SEND A JOIN REQUEST FROM YOUR PERSONAL PAGE
AT FTDNA. It is not possible to join this group until after you have
received your Y-DNA test results. From your personal page click on the
blue Join button in the upper part of the page. When the next screen
opens up, click on R in the Y-Haplogroup Section. In the next screen,
click on R-M222. Then on the next page click on the Join Request button.
Please include your FTDNA kit number or your Ysearch record ID so that
the Project Administrator has a chance to inspect your haplotype and
confirm that you are a probable (or established) member of Haplogroup
R1b1c7. See the public website (link above) for further information
about the scope of the project. The R1b1c7 project is open to all
individuals who have a derived (i.e., positive) test result on the SNP
(single nucleotide polymorphism) called M222. Also welcome are
individuals without SNP results whose haplotypes conform to the
Northwest Irish Variety of R1b1c."
I listed these directions on how to join on my M222 site.
If you google M222 the first listing that comes up is the FTDNA Project
page. One of the pages from my site come up on the second page of
Google matches. I'll have to add a "home" button to make it easier to
navigate to the opening page.
If you Google R1b1c7 both my own site and David Wilson's old site come
up on the first page of matches.
If you Google R1b1b2a1b6b the main page on my site is listed.
People can find this project through Google with a little work.
Hopefully I can make some changes that make the process easier.
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