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Age: 1,326.5 ± 1,905.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G10704A C14239T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: H51
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup H51a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 3,200 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H51a 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.

14H51aG10704A C14239TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15H51aG10704A C14239TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16H51aG10704A C14239TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17H51aG10704A C14239TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H51a 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
Hap5002233Behar et al., 2012bnoneH51a:309.1C, 315.1C, 16320
Hap5002727Behar et al., 2012bnoneH51a:309.1C, 315.1C
Hap5003502Behar et al., 2012bnoneH51a:309.1C, 315.1C, 8119
Hap5005358Behar et al., 2012bnoneH51a:309.1C, 315.1C, 7948

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
Hap10000438United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10004132United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10004789United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10008377United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10014760United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10019250United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10022853United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10023597United KingdomUnited KingdomUnspecifiedUnited Kingdom
Hap10024535United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10028437United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10029070United 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

Related Sources

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