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WADE surname DNA project Haplogroup R1b
The sequence of DNA markers for each individual is that person's haplotype. Haplotypes are mapped or organized into haplogroups.
All members of a haplogroup are direct paternal descendants of a single man. Most male WADEs belong to the R1b haplogroup. All "R1b" have a forefather in common. Each of the other haplogroups also have a unique forefather. We do not know the names of these forefathers as they all lived many tens of thousands of years ago.
A personís haplogroup is determined by which SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphism) that person has. Haplogroups can be subdivided into subgroups or subclades. These subclades are also determined by which SNPs a person has.
For an example, if a person is SNP tested and test results are positive for M343, P25, M269, and M126 then that person is a member of the subclade R1b1c3.