The next set of the Robertson Y-DNA Deep Clade Tests results have been returned. Following up with Part 482r our Robertson Y-DNA, (thank you GR), Haplogroup was predicted at R1b1a2. At that point the Robertson shorthand classification was M-269 marker.
As of today a portion of the Deep Clade Testing has been completed testing for the U-106 marker which has tested and confirmed positive. What this means is that the eight subclades or branches above the U-106 are presumed positive. Those eight branches are: L23; L150; L51; L11; L151; L52; P310; and P311. The P312 test is confirmed negative. This means that the new confirmed Robertson Haplogroup is R1b1a2a1a1a*.
Now we have to wait for some more Deep Clade Test results, actually 8 of 9 more. One, L48 has returned as negative, which means that, based on the results our Robertson Haplogroup Subclade is not included in the R1b1a2a1a1a4* series. The other eight will determine, whether they are positive or negative which will indicate what a deeper Robertson branch may be.
Here is the Color Key as provided by Family Tree DNA.
Deep Clade – A Y-DNA Deepclade test is a test for single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that determine a male's place (branch) on the ancestral tree for all mankind. Deepclade testing offers in-depth information about the ancient ancestry and historic migrations of your direct paternal line.
Haplogroup – Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) haplogroups are the major branches on the human paternal family tree. Each haplogroup has many sub-branches.
Subclade – A sub-branch of a haplogroup.
Haplogroups and their subclades (branches) mark human migrations.
Marker – Also SNP or single nucleotide polymorphism. Some Y-DNA sub-branch markers, SNPs, are restricted to a single family that is related in genealogical times (1 to 15 generations).
We now sit and wait for the additional results of the eight remaining Deepclade tests.