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Age: 6,400.4 ± 2,276.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G13711A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: H8
Descendant branch(s): H8c1 H8c2


Haplogroup H8c is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 4,100 and 8,700 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup H8c 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.

14H8cG13711AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15H8cG13711AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16H8cG13711AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17H8cG13711AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup H8c 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
Hap5001479Behar et al., 2012bnoneH8c:93, 196, 309.1CC, 315.1C, 4722, 8331, 16294Y
Hap5002223Behar et al., 2012bnoneH8c:315.1C, 7705, 8864, 12765, 16224
Hap5002605Behar et al., 2012bH8c:114H8c:309.1CC, 315.1C, 15440A, 15924, 16249, 16519
Hap5005341Behar et al., 2012bH8c:114H8c:315.1C, 6060C, 10265Y, 16519
Hap5012734Raule et al., 2014noneH8c:93, 309.1C, 315.1C, 15092R, 16519
Hap5015844Pereira et al., ‎2007H8c:13711H8c:143, 309.1C, 315.1C, 14198, 16519
Hap5017880H8c:114H8c:309.1CC, 315.1C, 10784R, 16519
Hap5022863Zheng et al., 2012H8c:10398H8c:5093, 10398N, 11623, 13752, 16258, 16263, 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
Hap10001814United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10004911United StatesUnited StatesPolandPoland
Hap10006199United KingdomTurkeyTurkeyTurkey
Hap10008529United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10009307Channel IslandsChannel IslandsChannel IslandsChannel Islands
Hap10009380United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10009808United StatesUkraineGermanyGermany
Hap10010147United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10010906United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10011347CanadaCanadaUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10012124United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10012898United 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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