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Age: 8,341.0 ± 3,187.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G709A A13101c T16288C T16362C
Parent Branch: H
Descendant branch(s): H8a H8b H8c


Haplogroup H8 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 5,200 and 11,500 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H8 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.

01H8146 709 13101C 16288Released 27 Aug 2008
02H8146 709 13101C 16288Released 14 Oct 2008
04H8146 195 709 13101C 16288Released 10 May 2009
05H8146 195 709 13101C 16288Released 8 Jul 2009
06H8146 195 709 13101C 16288Released 28 Sep 2009
07H8146 195 709 13101C 16288Released 10 Nov 2009
08H8146 195 709 13101C 16288Released 21 Mar 2010
09H8146 195 709 13101C 16288Released 20 Jun 2010
10H8146 195 709 13101C 16288Released 10 Aug 2010
11H8146 195 709 13101C 16288Released 7 Feb 2011
12H8146 195 709 13101C 16288Released 20 Jul 2011
13H8146 195 709 13101C 16288Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14H8G709A A13101c T16288C T16362CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15H8G709A A13101c T16288C T16362CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16H8G709A A13101c T16288C T16362CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17H8G709A A13101c T16288C T16362CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H8 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
Hap5022859Zheng et al., 2012H8:16288H8:9196

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
Hap10003598United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10003647United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10004461United StatesItalyUnspecifiedItaly
Hap10019969United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10024742UnspecifiedUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10029225United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States

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

Sources & Resources

Related Sources

Additional Resources

mtDNA Consultants

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