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Age: 1,516.6 ± 2,098.7; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G189A! T7058C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: W3b
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup W3b1 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).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: W3b1
Age: To Be Determined
Origin: To Be Determined
Blurb: This lineage is part of Jewish Diaspora population groups, such as Ashkenazi Jews.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup W3b1 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 W3b1 G189A! T7058C Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 W3b1 G189A! T7058C Released 30 Sep 2012
16 W3b1 G189A! T7058C Released 19 Feb 2014
17 W3b1 G189A! T7058C Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup W3b1 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
Hap5001182 Behar et al., 2012b none W3b1:309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5001656 Behar et al., 2012b none W3b1:309.1C, 315.1C, 3348
Hap5005123 Behar et al., 2012b none W3b1:194Y, 309.1C, 315.1C

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
Hap10099167United StatesUnited StatesFranceFrance
Hap10099168South AfricaLithuaniaLithuaniaLithuania
Hap10099171United KingdomUnited KingdomUkraineUkraine
Hap10099172United StatesUnited StatesUkraineUkraine
Hap10099173United StatesUnited StatesUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10099174United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099175United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099176United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099177United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099179United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10099180United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10099181United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10099182UnspecifiedUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10099183United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited 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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Last Updated: Last updated: August 28, 2018 at 8:37 am

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