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Age: 1,093.4 ± 1,477.6; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G3705A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: H6a1a2b
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup H6a1a2b1 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 2,600 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H6a1a2b1 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.

14H6a1a2b1G3705AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15H6a1a2b1G3705AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16H6a1a2b1G3705AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17H6a1a2b1G3705AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H6a1a2b1 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
Hap5001321Behar et al., 2012bnoneH6a1a2b1:309.1C, 315.1C, 2361, 16519
Hap5001623Behar et al., 2012bnoneH6a1a2b1:309.1CC, 315.1C, 9025, 15287, 16519
Hap5002703Behar et al., 2012bnoneH6a1a2b1:309.1C, 315.1C, 16519

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
Hap10000066United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10002822United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10005276United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10006346United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10007494JapanUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10008227United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10010238United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10010794CanadaUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10011121United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10012131UnspecifiedUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10012583United StatesVenezuelaUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10012647United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10013089United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10013435United 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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