Age: 8,679.2 ± 3,410.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T239C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: I2’3
Descendant branch(s): I3a I3b I3c I3d


Haplogroup I3 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 5,300 and 12,100 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup I3 Phylotree History

Phylotree.org 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.

04I3152 207 239 573.1CC 16086Released 10 May 2009
05I3152 207 239 573.1CC 16086Released 8 Jul 2009
06I3152 207 239 573.1CC 16086Released 28 Sep 2009
07I3152 207 239 573.1CC 16086Released 10 Nov 2009
08I3152 207 239 573.1CC 16086Released 21 Mar 2010
09I3239 524.1ACACReleased 20 Jun 2010
10I3239 524.1ACACReleased 10 Aug 2010
11I3239 524.1ACACReleased 7 Feb 2011
12I3239 524.1ACACReleased 20 Jul 2011
13I3239 524.1ACACReleased 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14I3T239CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15I3T239CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16I3T239CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17I3T239CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup I3 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
Hap10049151United StatesUnited StatesCanadaCanada
Hap10049153United StatesUnited StatesGermanyGermany
Hap10049155United StatesUnited StatesUkraineUkraine
Hap10049156United StatesUnited StatesUkraineUkraine
Hap10049157New ZealandNew ZealandUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10049158United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049159United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049160United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049161United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049162United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049163United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049164United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049165United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049166United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049167United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049168United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049169United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049170UnspecifiedUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049171UnspecifiedUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049172Antigua and BarbudaAustraliaUnspecifiedAustralia

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

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