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Age: 4,693.7 ± 2,986.6; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C11788T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: H
Descendant branch(s): H56a H56b H56c H56d


Haplogroup H56 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 1,700 and 7,700 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H56 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.

14H56C11788TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15H56C11788TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16H56C11788TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17H56C11788TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H56 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
Hap5001372Behar et al., 2012bH56:152H56:309.1C, 315.1C, 3316R
Hap5001431Behar et al., 2012bnoneH56:315.1C
Hap5002836Behar et al., 2012bnoneH56:309.1C, 315.1C, 16093, 16519
Hap5003559Behar et al., 2012bnoneH56:309.1C, 315.1C, 6293, 9650, 16093, 16519
Hap5003729Behar et al., 2012bnoneH56:309.1C, 315.1C, 4622, 14129
Hap5004307Behar et al., 2012bnoneH56:309.1C, 315.1C, 408A, 15043, 16093, 16291, 16519
Hap5004750Behar et al., 2012bnoneH56:309.1CC, 315.1C, 16240
Hap5005327Behar et al., 2012bnoneH56:315.1C, 9548, 10685, 16274, 16362
Hap5012310Pope et al., 2011H56:16129H56:309.1C, 14129
Hap5013592Raule et al., 2014noneH56:315.1C, 6635, 7747, 7810
Hap5014237Sequeira et al., 2015H56:16278H56:153, 315.1C, 709, 6251, 16519
Hap5022821Zheng et al., 2012noneH56:153, 15431

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
Hap10001939United StatesUnited KingdomGermanyGermany
Hap10006377United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10006561United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10006762United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10006859United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10006969United StatesUnited StatesUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10007209United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10007550United 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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