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Age: Undetermined
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A1719G! C5507a A12026G T15784C A16258c
Parent Branch: N1b
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup N1b2 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 3,200 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: N1b2
Age: About 1,000 Years ago
Origin: To Be Determined
Blurb: This lineage is one of the founding lineages among Ashkenazi Jews. It is a significant percentage of maternal lineages among them. However, it is rare outside of this isolated population, making its exact origin unclear.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup N1b2 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.

15N1b2A1719G! C5507a A12026G T15784C A16258cReleased 30 Sep 2012
16N1b2A1719G! C5507a A12026G T15784C A16258cReleased 19 Feb 2014
17N1b2A1719G! C5507a A12026G T15784C A16258cReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup N1b2 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
Hap5008760Fernandes et al., 2012noneN1b2:315.1C, 523-524d, 6905, 7013, 13681, 13780, 13928, 15043
Hap5008761Fernandes et al., 2012noneN1b2:315.1C, 523-524d, 9325

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

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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Last Updated: Last updated: August 25, 2018 at 16:35 pm

2018-08-25T16:35:32+00:00June 6th, 2016|