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Age: 2,924.8 ± 1,761.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G3849A
Parent Branch: H1j1
Descendant branch(s): H1j1a1 H1j1a2


Haplogroup H1j1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 1,200 and 4,700 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H1j1a 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.

12H1j13849Released 20 Jul 2011
13H1j13849Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14H1j1aG3849AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15H1j1aG3849AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16H1j1aG3849AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17H1j1aG3849AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H1j1a 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
Hap5000785Behar et al., 2012anoneH1j1a:309.1CC, 315.1C, 15257, 16390
Hap5000832Behar et al., 2012anoneH1j1a:309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5000883Behar et al., 2012anoneH1j1a:195Y, 309.1C, 315.1C, 12957Y
Hap5000947Behar et al., 2012anoneH1j1a:309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5000961Behar et al., 2012anoneH1j1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 3593, 13490A
Hap5000968Behar et al., 2012anoneH1j1a:315.1C, 930, 961, 13314Y
Hap5000979Behar et al., 2012anoneH1j1a:309.1CC, 315.1C
Hap5002601Behar et al., 2012bnoneH1j1a:93, 309.1CC, 315.1C, 5843, 6465
Hap5017861noneH1j1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 14831
Hap5019321Cardoso et al., 2013noneH1j1a:315.1C, 1555
Hap5019333Cardoso et al., 2013noneH1j1a:309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5019350Cardoso et al., 2013noneH1j1a:73R, 309.1CC, 315.1C, 523-524d, 14502, 15942

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
Hap10002272United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10019195AustraliaUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10026092United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10026738United StatesArgentinaArgentinaArgentina
Hap10028737United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10029942United StatesUnited StatesCubaCuba
Hap10033252United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10035442United 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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