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Age: 2,942.0 ± 2,632.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T11204C A12648G C16184T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: W1c
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup W1c1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 300 and 5,600 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: W1c1
Age: To Be Determined
Origin: Europe
Blurb: This point in your ancestors’ journey began in Europe. This rare lineage is around 1 in 200 maternal lines in Norway and the British Isles.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup W1c1 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.

Build# Called Mutations Notes
14 W1c1 T11204C A12648G C16184T Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 W1c1 T11204C A12648G C16184T Released 30 Sep 2012
16 W1c1 T11204C A12648G C16184T Released 19 Feb 2014
17 W1c1 T11204C A12648G C16184T Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup W1c1 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
Hap5001195 Behar et al., 2012b W1c1:119, 16184, 16189 W1c1:315.1C
Hap5001685 Behar et al., 2012b none W1c1:207R, 315.1C
Hap5001916 Behar et al., 2012b W1c1:119 W1c1:315.1C, 16111
Hap5004148 Behar et al., 2012b none W1c1:315.1C, 1888R, 8170, 13611
Hap5004186 Behar et al., 2012b W1c1:119 W1c1:198, 315.1C, 7853, 7861, 9542, 16209
Hap5023658 Zheng et al., 2012 none W1c1:227, 315.1C
Hap5023659 Zheng et al., 2012 none W1c1:8170, 13611, 13928C

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
Hap10098594United StatesUnited StatesIrelandIreland
Hap10098597United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10098598United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10098599United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10098600United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10098601United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10098602United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10098603United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10098604United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10098605United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10098606United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10098607United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10098608United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10098609United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10098610United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10098612United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10098613United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10098614United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10098615United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited 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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