Age: 7,577.9 ± 1,829.7; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Central Asia
Mutations: G10589A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: H6a1
Descendant branch(s): H6a1b1 H6a1b2 H6a1b3 H6a1b4


Haplogroup H6a1b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 5,700 and 9,400 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: H6a1b
Age: To Be Determined
Origin: Central Asia
Blurb: This branch was born in Central Asia. Though most common in the Caucasus region, this line has spread across Europe and into Anatolia. It is most common in Croatia (5 percent) and Armenia (2 to 3 percent). It is about 2 percent of maternal lineages in Austria and Wales. It is also part of some Jewish Diaspora groups.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup H6a1b Phylotree History

Phylotree.org 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.

01H6a1b10589Released 27 Aug 2008
02H6a1b10589Released 14 Oct 2008
05H6a1b10589Released 8 Jul 2009
06H6a1b10589Released 28 Sep 2009
07H6a1b10589Released 10 Nov 2009
08H6a1b10589Released 21 Mar 2010
09H6a1b10589Released 20 Jun 2010
10H6a1b10589Released 10 Aug 2010
11H6a1b10589Released 7 Feb 2011
12H6a1b10589Released 20 Jul 2011
13H6a1b10589Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14H6a1bG10589AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15H6a1bG10589AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16H6a1bG10589AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17H6a1bG10589AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H6a1b 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
Hap5001313Behar et al., 2012bnoneH6a1b:200, 309.1C, 315.1C, 478, 6191, 16147, 16519
Hap5001337Behar et al., 2012bH6a1b:11914H6a1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 5147, 8047, 14696, 16519
Hap5003950Behar et al., 2012bnoneH6a1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 5423, 16172, 16519
Hap5004961Behar et al., 2012bH6a1b:152, 9380H6a1b:309.1CC, 315.1C, 11255, 16519
Hap5012600Raule et al., 2014H6a1b:16482H6a1b:315.1C, 15804, 16519
Hap5022849Zheng et al., 2012H6a1b:73H6a1b:315.1C, 477, 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
Hap10001660United StatesUnited StatesItalyItaly
Hap10002286United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10002708United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10003402United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10005108United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10005130United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10006655United StatesUnited StatesItalyItaly
Hap10008235United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10012967United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10013808United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10013990United StatesUnited StatesIrelandIreland
Hap10014652United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

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