Age: 9,373.7 ± 5,745.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Anatolia
Mutations: G185A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: W
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup W7 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 3,600 and 15,100 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: W7
Age: To Be Determined
Origin: Anatolia
Blurb: This point in your ancestors’ journey began in Anatolia. From there, some groups containing woman from this lineage traveled back toward ancient Persia while others headed toward the Mediterranean region.

Today, this lineage is present most often in Iran (4 percent), Turkey (1 percent), and Italy (1 percent).

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup W7 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.

14W7G185AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15W7G185AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16W7G185AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17W7G185AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup W7 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
Hap5001505Behar et al., 2012bnoneW7:119, 309.1C, 315.1C, 6635
Hap5005078Behar et al., 2012bnoneW7:119, 309.1C, 315.1C, 7702, 16213
Hap5007714Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneW7:309.1C, 315.1C, 9198, 11963, 13299
Hap5008006Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneW7:119, 309.1C, 315.1C, 6635, 13980S, 14869
Hap5008626Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneW7:103R, 118C, 119, 315.1C, 7702, 13708R, 16172, 16213
Hap5013385Raule et al., 2014noneW7:315.1C, 13145, 15924
Hap5021130Derenko et al., 2013noneW7:119, 309.1C, 315.1C, 6635

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
Hap10099874United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10099875United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10099876UnspecifiedUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States

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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Last Updated: Last updated: August 28, 2018 at 17:25 pm

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