Age: 6,099.3 ± 2,691.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C6296T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: H17
Descendant branch(s): H17a1 H17a2


Haplogroup H17a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 3,400 and 8,800 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H17a 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.

04H17a6296Released 10 May 2009
05H17a6296Released 8 Jul 2009
06H17a6296Released 28 Sep 2009
07H17a6296Released 10 Nov 2009
08H17a6296Released 21 Mar 2010
09H17a6296Released 20 Jun 2010
10H17a6296Released 10 Aug 2010
11H17a6296Released 7 Feb 2011
12H17a6296Released 20 Jul 2011
13H17a6296Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14H17aC6296TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15H17aC6296TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16H17aC6296TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17H17aC6296TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H17a 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
Hap5001057Behar et al., 2012anoneH17a:315.1C, 709
Hap5001058Behar et al., 2012anoneH17a:315.1C, 709
Hap5001477Behar et al., 2012bnoneH17a:309.1CC, 315.1C, 1762, 8393
Hap5004532Behar et al., 2012bnoneH17a:309.1C, 315.1C, 16093Y
Hap5009671Herrnstadt et al., 2002H17a:73, 146, 152, 195, 247, 16187, 16189, 16223, 16230, 16278, 16311H17a:1-576d, 7761, 16024-16569d
Hap5013047Raule et al., 2014noneH17a:310, 1709T, 16093
Hap5013727Raule et al., 2014noneH17a:315.1C, 16093
Hap5022677Zheng et al., 2012noneH17a:315.1C, 709, 3358, 14812

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
Hap10000734United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10001720United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10004192United StatesUnited StatesGermanyGermany
Hap10007654New ZealandNew ZealandUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10009565United StatesUnited StatesLithuaniaLithuania
Hap10015035United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10016306United StatesUnited StatesLithuaniaLithuania
Hap10022112United KingdomPolandLithuaniaLithuania
Hap10023163United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10023861United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10025614United StatesUnited StatesCanadaCanada

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

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