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Age: Undetermined
Origin: Levant
Mutations: A14769G
Parent Branch: M1a1b
Descendant branch(s): M1a1b1a M1a1b1b M1a1b1c


Haplogroup M1a1b1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind.

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: M1a1b1
Age: To Be Determined
Origin: Levant
Blurb: This point in your ancestors' travels took place in the Levant region. Today this woman's descendants have expanded from there to the Mediterranean shores of Italy. One sub-lineage of this line is also present in Jewish Diaspora populations such as Ashkenazi Jews.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic


mtDNA Haplogroup M1a1b1 Phylotree History is the maternal (mtDNA) tree of humanity. It is maintained by Dr. Mannis Van Oven. Each build is a major update to the tree. The current build is #17.

16M1a1b1A14769GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17M1a1b1A14769GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup M1a1b1 Data Sources

GenBank Samples

GenBank is a database of genetic sequence data. It is run by the United States National Institute of Health. It serves as the main repository for mtDNA full sequence profiles. Samples come both from published academic literature and donations from genetic genealogy community members. In addition to GenBank samples, listings below may include other samples published but not submitted to GenBank such as those from the HapMap project.

Note: GenBank results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing resuts over to build 17.

Hg IDPublicationMissing VariantsAdditional Variants
Hap5012139Pennarun et al., 2012noneM1a1b1:215, 315.1C, 6164, 13020, 16183C
Hap5015619Olivieri et al., 2006noneM1a1b1:309.1C, 315.1C, 513, 6248, 8473, 13914, 14128

Geno 2.0 Data

Data from Geno 2.0 is derived from the The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project — the DAR. The Hg ID is specific to this site and is used to protect the identities of those who take part in Genographic research. Birth Country, Mother's Birth Country, and Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country have been normalized from DAR database fields. The Maternal Origin is determined based on the three previous fields.

Note: Geno 2.0 results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing resuts over to build 17.

Hg IDBirth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Hap10069965United StatesGermanyGermanyGermany
Hap10069966United StatesPortugalPortugalPortugal
Hap10069967United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069968United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10069969United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

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2018-08-25T06:18:49+00:00June 6th, 2016|