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Age: 8,036.3 ± 2,930.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G14040A A16300G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: H6
Descendant branch(s): H6b1 H6b2


Haplogroup H6b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 5,100 and 11,000 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H6b 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.

Build# Called Mutations Notes
01 H6b 16300 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 H6b 16300 Released 14 Oct 2008
04 H6b 14040 16300 Released 10 May 2009
05 H6b 14040 16300 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 H6b 14040 16300 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 H6b 14040 16300 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 H6b 14040 16300 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 H6b 14040 16300 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 H6b 14040 16300 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 H6b 14040 16300 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 H6b 14040 16300 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 H6b 14040 16300 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 H6b G14040A A16300G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 H6b G14040A A16300G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 H6b G14040A A16300G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 H6b G14040A A16300G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H6b 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
Hap5001643 Behar et al., 2012b none H6b:309.1CC, 315.1C, 524.1AC, 3750
Hap5012242 Pichler et al., 2008 H6b:16482 H6b:309.1CC, 315.1C, 5459, 6467, 9100, 16325, 16519
Hap5012785 Raule et al., 2014 H6b:16482 H6b:309d, 315.1C, 2626, 14364, 16093, 16104, 16325, 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
Hap10001498Saudi ArabiaSaudi ArabiaSaudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Hap10007257United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10009420United StatesUnited StatesItalyItaly
Hap10011868United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10015485GuatemalaGuatemalaGaza StripGaza Strip
Hap10020281United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10023269Saudi ArabiaSaudi ArabiaSaudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Hap10024424United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10030780United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10034701United StatesItalyAustriaAustria

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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