Age: Undetermined
Origin: Undetermined
Variants: G5147A G8697A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: W
Descendant branch(s):

YFull Info

Name: W8

Age: 18600 to 14300 ybp [95% CI]

Expansion: 18300 to 9000 ybp [95% CI]

Variants: G5147A G8697A

Note: This information does not imply an endorcement of YFull or their methods. It is provided at the request of readers.


Haplogroup W8 is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

mtDNA Haplogroup W8 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 Variants (Mutations) Notes
16 W8 G5147A G8697A Released 19 Feb 2014
17 W8 G5147A G8697A Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup W8 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 ID Origin Publication Hg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFull Missing Variants Additional Variants
Hap5008740 Yemen Fernandes et al., 2012 W8 W8* W8:3505 W8:309.1C, 315.1C, 553, 9972, 10724
Hap5021254 Iran Olivieri et al., 2013 W8 W8* W8:146, 152, 16292 W8:195, 200, 226, 309.1C, 315.1C, 6285
Hap5023670 Zheng et al., 2012 W8 none W8:199, 545, 12879, 15314

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 ID Birth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Hap10099878 United States United States Italy Italy
Hap10099879 Spain Spain Spain Spain
Hap10099880 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified

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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