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Age: 5,706.3 ± 3,816.6; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G12372A
Parent Branch: H3
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup H3au is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 1,900 and 9,500 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H3au 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.

14H3auG12372AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15H3auG12372AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16H3auG12372AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17H3auG12372AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H3au 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
Hap5000797Behar et al., 2012aH3au:152H3au:315.1C, 13980C, 14016
Hap5003835Behar et al., 2012bnoneH3au:315.1C, 2887

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
Hap10017585United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10028213United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10030373United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10030928United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10037846United 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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mtDNA Consultants

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