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Age: 15,239.1 ± 3,473.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G5821A
Parent Branch: D1
Descendant branch(s): D1a1 D1a2


Haplogroup D1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 11,800 and 18,700 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup D1a 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.

01D1a5821Released 27 Aug 2008
02D1a5821Released 14 Oct 2008
03D1a5821Released 1 Mar 2009
04D1a5821Released 10 May 2009
05D1a5821Released 8 Jul 2009
06D1a5821Released 28 Sep 2009
07D1a5821Released 10 Nov 2009
08D1a5821Released 21 Mar 2010
09D1a5821Released 20 Jun 2010
10D1a5821Released 10 Aug 2010
11D1a5821Released 7 Feb 2011
12D1a5821Released 20 Jul 2011
13D1a5821Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14D1aG5821AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15D1aG5821AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16D1aG5821AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17D1aG5821AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup D1a 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

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
Hap10046104United StatesColombiaColombiaColombia
Hap10046105United StatesColombiaColombiaColombia

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

Sources & Resources

Related Sources

Additional Resources

mtDNA Consultants

The following members of the community offer paid consulting for those seeking help with mtDNA results. Inclusion on this list is not a recommendation or endorsement of any service.


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