Age: About 2,500 years ago

Origin: Eurasia


Parent Branch: R-L260

Descendant branch(s): R-YP254 R-YP654

FTDNA Tree Link: Link

YFull Info

Name: R-YP256

Age: 2500 ybp ± 1000 CI 95%

Expansion: 2100 ybp ± 750 CI 95%

Parent: R-YP25

Note: This information does not imply an endorcement of YFull or their methods. It is provided at the request of readers.


R-YP256 is a branch on the paternal tree of human kind. It and branches help trace human history from our origin in Africa.

FamilyTreeDNA Y-Haplotree

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R-YP256 Technical Details


This branch is defined by the Y-Haplotree at FamilyTreeDNA as R-YP256. There, it is the child of the R-L260 branch.

Defining Variant(s)

YP256, Y2909, YP253, YP258, YP260


This branch is defined by YFull as R-YP256. There, it is the child of the R-YP25 branch.

Defining Variant(s)

YP258, YP256, YP260, YP253, Y2909.1

Sources & Resources

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Academic Sources

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