Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins

  • H3k1a

    Haplogroup H3k1a is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

    People: Places:


Explore your maternal heritage in the Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins.

Genetic Genealogy News

  • Q-M242 - 10 July

Q-M242 Weekly Update – 10 July 2018

This week's newsletter will cover the project's most recent published paper, the Q-L804 and Q-L527 branches, and new SNP Packs being developed by Family Tree DNA for Q-L804 and Q-L527.

  • H & HV mtDNA Project - 5 July.

mtDNA H & HV Project – Weekly Update 5 July 2018

I am going to keep things short this week, because I think the one topic I am covering is really important for us to understand. I am looking at the country of origin data for the project. This shows one of the limitations of the project and the FTDNA matching database.

  • Nordic Y-DNA - 4 July

Nordic Y-DNA Weekly News – 4 July 2018

This is Rebekah Canada with the Nordic Y-DNA Project. Here in the United States, we are celebrating our national independence day. In the Nordic Y-DNA Project, we are celebrating our 3099th member.

  • Jewish Q - New York 3 July 2018

Jewish Q DNA Project Weekly News – 3 July 2018

This is Rebekah Canada with the Jewish Q DNA Project. I have updated the project's results page to show the branches of Q that we have documented in modern Jewish populations so far. Over the next few weeks, I will go over each one in our newsletter.

Recent Journal Articles

Paternal origin of Paleo-Indians in Siberia: insights from Y-chromosome sequences

Recent advances in autosomal DNA research and expanded testing of mtDNA lineages has provided a clearer picture of the number and timing of founding lineages. However, both autosomal DNA and mtDNA research have provided unresolved competing theories between the short-term and the long-term models of the Beringian standstill hypothesis.

The Paleo-Indian Entry into South America According to Mitogenomes

Recent and compelling archaeological evidence attests to human presence 14.5 ka at multiple sites in South America
and a very early exploitation of extreme high-altitude Andean environments.

Ancient mitogenomes of Phoenicians from Sardinia and Lebanon: A story of settlement, integration, and female mobility

In this study, we investigate the extent of Phoenician integration with the Sardinian communities they settled. We present 14 new ancient mitogenome sequences from pre-Phoenician (~1800 BCE) and Phoenician (~700–400 BCE) samples from Lebanon (n = 4) and Sardinia (n = 10)…

Genomic Analyses of Pre-European Conquest Human Remains from the Canary Islands Reveal Close Affinity to Modern North Africans

The origins and genetic affinity of the aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands, commonly known as Guanches, are poorly understood.

Latest Posts

  • Project Privacy Settings Quick Start Guide

FTDNA Project Member Privacy Settings – Quick Start Guide

This is a quick guide to adjusting your privacy settings for project participation at Family Tree DNA. I, personally, take my privacy extremely seriously, and I hope your own seriously too. The new GDPR law in Europe has inspired some positive changes at Family Tree DNA, and there are account settings that need to be adjusted accordingly.

  • MyHeritage Chromosome Browser

Use the MyHeritage Chromosome Browser

MyHeritage has added a chromosome browser to their autosomal DNA matches tool set. The MyHeritage Chromosome Browser is a simple yet elegant browser that allows you to quickly see the DNA you share with each match.