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Age: 5,678.6 ± 4,175.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A12674G
Parent Branch: H
Descendant branch(s): H59a


Haplogroup H59 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 1,500 and 9,900 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H59 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.

14H59A12674GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15H59A12674GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16H59A12674GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17H59A12674GReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H59 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
Hap5001093Behar et al., 2012aH59:195H59:315.1C, 573.1XC, 11404, 15544, 16172
Hap5001268Behar et al., 2012bnoneH59:309.1C, 315.1C, 573.1XC, 15544
Hap5002189Behar et al., 2012bH59:73H59:309.1C, 315.1C, 573.1XC
Hap5012996Raule et al., 2014H59:146H59:310, 315.1CC

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
Hap10003922United StatesUnited StatesMacedoniaMacedonia
Hap10013211United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10018102United StatesGreeceTurkeyTurkey
Hap10022103United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10025430United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10028511United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10031080United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10036809United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10039159UnspecifiedUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10040341United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited 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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