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Age: 6,941.4 ± 2,531.8; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T4639C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: V1
Descendant branch(s): V1a1


Haplogroup V1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 4,400 and 9,500 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup V1a 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.

14V1aT4639CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15V1aT4639CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16V1aT4639CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17V1aT4639CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup V1a 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
Hap5000008Achilli et al., 2004noneV1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 10379, 16519
Hap5001329Behar et al., 2012bV1a:72V1a:315.1C, 4277, 6713Y, 8790, 11536, 16519
Hap5001384Behar et al., 2012bnoneV1a:309.1CC, 315.1C, 14016
Hap5002200Behar et al., 2012bnoneV1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 13215, 16216
Hap5003225Behar et al., 2012bnoneV1a:315.1C, 13401
Hap5003347Behar et al., 2012bV1a:72V1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 16218
Hap5003571Behar et al., 2012bV1a:72, 16311V1a:309.1CC, 315.1C, 9043, 10256, 11893, 16519
Hap5006715Coble et al., 2004V1a:72V1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 498.1C, 6908, 7772, 16390
Hap5007434Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneV1a:309.1CC, 315.1C, 11965A, 14016
Hap5009608Herrnstadt et al., 2002V1a:72, 73, 146, 152, 195, 247, 16129, 16187, 16189, 16223, 16230, 16278, 16298, 16311V1a:1-576d, 1842, 16024-16569d
Hap5012794Raule et al., 2014V1a:16311V1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 16274
Hap5013002Raule et al., 2014noneV1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 573.1XC, 16069, 16150
Hap5013765Raule et al., 2014noneV1a:315.1C, 13401
Hap5015850Pereira et al., ‎2007V1a:16311V1a:309.1CC, 315.1C, 8870, 11002, 16242
Hap5019306Cardoso et al., 2013V1a:72V1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 1842, 16390

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
Hap10096822United StatesUnited StatesAustriaAustria
Hap10096824United StatesCanadaCanadaCanada
Hap10096825United StatesCanadaCanadaCanada
Hap10096826United StatesUnited StatesCanadaCanada
Hap10096829United KingdomUnited KingdomIrelandIreland
Hap10096835CanadaCanadaUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10096836United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10096837United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096838United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096839United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096840United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096841United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096842United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096843United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096844United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10096845United 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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