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Age: 8,178.7 ± 2,957.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A14133G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: H1
Descendant branch(s): H1aj1


Haplogroup H1aj is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 5,200 and 11,100 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H1aj 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.

14H1ajA14133GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15H1ajA14133GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16H1ajA14133GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17H1ajA14133GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H1aj 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
Hap5002620Behar et al., 2012bnoneH1aj:309.1C, 315.1C, 7984, 16111G
Hap5022698Zheng et al., 2012noneH1aj:1719, 7202, 8673, 16316

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
Hap10004978United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10007528United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10010291United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10012808United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10013187United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10013961United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10014559United StatesUnited StatesGermanyGermany
Hap10015316United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10017458United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10023002United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10023601United StatesUnited StatesItalyItaly
Hap10028560United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10031085United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10033887UnspecifiedUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10038889United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited 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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