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Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins

  • L2e

    Haplogroup L2e is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

    People: Places:


Explore your maternal heritage in the Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins.

Genetic Genealogy News

  • Information For Ysearch and Mitosearch Members

Announcement 2: Information For Ysearch and Mitosearch Members

Family Tree DNA sent out the following email on the evening of the 18th. Please keep in mind that although the two public databases are being shut down there will not be a direct impact on your FTDNA test results, matching, or project participation.

Announcement FTDNA Admin GDPR 2: Group Project Updates about the General Data Protection Regulations

Family Tree DNA sent the following information out to project administrators on the 15th. One of the most important changes that is being folded in with the GDPR updates is that new project members will have to change the default setting after they join a project to allow the project administrator to impersonate into their kit. This is important for doing things like downloading the CSV file of BIG Y500 STR results.

  • YSearch & MitoSearch

Announcement: Family Tree DNA Will Close YSearch & MitoSearch

Family Tree DNA's plans to shut down both YSearch and MitoSearch were announced in the FTDNA Forums by Darren on the 10th. While both sites have needed updating for a long time, they have provided a valuable service to the community.

  • World Families

Announcement: World Families is Retiring

Terry and Marilyn Barton sent this email out to project administrators this evening. Please join me in thanking them for their many years of service to the genetic genealogy community. This is a message to [...]

Recent Journal Articles

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.

Paleo-Eskimo genetic legacy across North America

Using phylogenetic modelling with allele frequency correlations and rare variation, we present a comprehensive model for the complex peopling of North America.

Latest Posts

  • 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.

  • Genetic Genealogy Vocabulary Explained

Whit Athey's predictor

This is a Y-chromosome haplogroup predictor based on Y-STR values.

  • Genetic Genealogy Vocabulary Explained

Single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)

A Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) is a genetic change of exactly one base pair to another value.

  • Two new Q-M242 Big Y results

Two new Q-M242 Big Y results

The project has two new Big Y results. They are B40796, Grames, who is now Q-YP1466 and B193080, Reynaud, who is now Q-YP1237.