Age: 13,527.5 ± 3,229.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Anatolia
Mutations: T72C T16298C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: HV
Descendant branch(s): HV0a HV0b HV0c HV0d HV0e HV0f HV0g


Haplogroup HV0 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 10,300 and 16,800 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: HV0
Age: 19,300 ± 7,000 Years Ago
Origin: Anatolia
Blurb: This line was born in Anatolia (present-day Turkey). Over time, it has spread across much of West Asia and Europe. However, subsequent migrations by other groups have reduced this line’s numbers. Thus, it is often a minor part of any population group.

Today, this line is most common in Slovenia, where it is 11 percent of the population. It is about 8 percent of maternal lineages in Portugal, Latvia, Croatia, and Estonia. It is between 5 and 6 percent of the population in the Netherlands, Finland, Austria, Hungary, Scotland, Norway, Northern Ireland, Denmark, and Switzerland.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup HV0 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.

01HV072 16298Released 27 Aug 2008
02HV072 16298Released 14 Oct 2008
03HV072 16298Released 1 Mar 2009
04HV072 16298Released 10 May 2009
05HV072 16298Released 8 Jul 2009
06HV072 16298Released 28 Sep 2009
07HV072 16298Released 10 Nov 2009
08HV072 16298Released 21 Mar 2010
09HV072 16298Released 20 Jun 2010
10HV072 16298Released 10 Aug 2010
11HV072 16298Released 7 Feb 2011
12HV072 16298Released 20 Jul 2011
13HV072 16298Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14HV0T72C T16298CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15HV0T72C T16298CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16HV0T72C T16298CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17HV0T72C T16298CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup HV0 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
Hap5004902Behar et al., 2012bnoneHV0:150, 186, 239, 309.1C, 315.1C, 3531, 3745, 5493, 13980, 16249
Hap5004923Behar et al., 2012bnoneHV0:309.1C, 315.1C, 1842, 5366, 16172, 16368, 16519
Hap5004957Behar et al., 2012bnoneHV0:309.1CC, 315.1C, 8473, 11518, 16519
Hap5012969Raule et al., 2014noneHV0:309.1C, 315.1C, 334, 705, 7958, 8058, 8787A, 16519, 16527

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
Hap10000324UnspecifiedUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10000796United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10000827United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10001094United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10001298United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10001828United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10001872United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10002404United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10002476United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10002623United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited 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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Peoples: | Places: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, and Switzerland

Last Updated: Last updated: August 6, 2018 at 5:09 am

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