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Age: 1,635.4 ± 2,002.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A10086G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: W1b
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup W1b1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 3,600 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup W1b1 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.

01W1b110086Released 27 Aug 2008
02W1b110086Released 14 Oct 2008
09W1b110086Released 20 Jun 2010
10W1b110086Released 10 Aug 2010
11W1b110086Released 7 Feb 2011
12W1b110086Released 20 Jul 2011
13W1b110086Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14W1b1A10086GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15W1b1A10086GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16W1b1A10086GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17W1b1A10086GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup W1b1 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
Hap5001903Behar et al., 2012bnoneW1b1:227R, 309.1C, 315.1C, 4384Y, 12613
Hap5008834Finnilä et al., 2001noneW1b1:315.1C
Hap5008835Finnilä et al., 2001noneW1b1:309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5008836Finnilä et al., 2001noneW1b1:309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5008837Finnilä et al., 2001noneW1b1:309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5008838Finnilä et al., 2001noneW1b1:315.1C
Hap5008839Finnilä et al., 2001noneW1b1:309.1C
Hap5008840Finnilä et al., 2001noneW1b1:309.1C, 315.1C, 9429, 14696, 16399, 16428
Hap5008841Finnilä et al., 2001W1b1:15884CW1b1:309.1C, 15110
Hap5008842Finnilä et al., 2001W1b1:15884CW1b1:309.1C, 15924
Hap5012907Raule et al., 2014noneW1b1:315.1C, 11071, 12613
Hap5013278Raule et al., 2014noneW1b1:309.1C, 315.1C, 10032, 12613
Hap5013298Raule et al., 2014noneW1b1:309.1C, 315.1C, 4644Y, 12613
Hap5013758Raule et al., 2014W1b1:8251W1b1:309.1C, 315.1C, 1888, 12613, 15630
Hap5014359Soini et al., 2012W1b1:12414W1b1:309.1C, 315.1C, 12613
Hap5016825Malyarchuk et al., 2010aW1b1:227W1b1:309.1C, 315.1C, 12613

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.

Sources & Resources

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