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Age: 11,785.7 ± 1,138.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C2259T
Parent Branch: H13
Descendant branch(s): H13a1 H13a2


Haplogroup H13a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 10,600 and 12,900 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H13a 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.

01H13a2259Released 27 Aug 2008
02H13a2259Released 14 Oct 2008
04H13a2259Released 10 May 2009
05H13a2259Released 8 Jul 2009
06H13a2259Released 28 Sep 2009
07H13a2259Released 10 Nov 2009
08H13a2259Released 21 Mar 2010
09H13a2259Released 20 Jun 2010
10H13a2259Released 10 Aug 2010
11H13a2259Released 7 Feb 2011
12H13a2259Released 20 Jul 2011
13H13a2259Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14H13aC2259TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15H13aC2259TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16H13aC2259TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17H13aC2259TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H13a 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

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

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

Sources & Resources

Related Sources

Additional Resources

mtDNA Consultants

The following members of the community offer paid consulting for those seeking help with mtDNA results. Inclusion on this list is not a recommendation or endorsement of any service.


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