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Age: 1,870.4 ± 2,540.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A8718G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: H3
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup H3aj is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 4,400 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H3aj 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.

14H3ajA8718GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15H3ajA8718GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16H3ajA8718GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17H3ajA8718GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H3aj 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
Hap5001341Behar et al., 2012bnoneH3aj:315.1C
Hap5003493Behar et al., 2012bnoneH3aj:315.1C, 573.1XC, 15859

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
Hap10002440United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10009643United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10009674United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10010740United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10011515United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10019594United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10019770United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10024088United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10026345United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10026634United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10029687New ZealandUnspecifiedUnspecifiedNew Zealand
Hap10032561United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10034149United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10034209CanadaCanadaUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10039098United 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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