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Age: 6,838.3 ± 2,370.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A12810G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: V
Descendant branch(s): V3a V3b V3c


Haplogroup V3 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 4,500 and 9,200 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup V3 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
04 V3 12810 Released 10 May 2009
05 V3 12810 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 V3 12810 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 V3 12810 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 V3 12810 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 V3 12810 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 V3 12810 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 V3 12810 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 V3 12810 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 V3 12810 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 V3 A12810G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 V3 A12810G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 V3 A12810G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 V3 A12810G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup V3 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
Hap5003024 Behar et al., 2012b none V3:309.1CC, 315.1C, 15565, 16519
Hap5003025 Behar et al., 2012b none V3:309.1CC, 315.1C, 12364, 15565, 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
Hap10097309United StatesBrazilBrazilBrazil
Hap10097313Serbia and MontenegroCroatiaCroatiaCroatia
Hap10097317United StatesUnited StatesGermanyGermany
Hap10097318United StatesUnited StatesGermanyGermany
Hap10097319United StatesUnited StatesIrelandIreland
Hap10097320United StatesUnited StatesIrelandIreland
Hap10097321United StatesMacedoniaMacedoniaMacedonia
Hap10097322United StatesUnited StatesMexicoMexico
Hap10097328United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10097329United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10097330United StatesUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10097331United StatesUnited StatesUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10097332United 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.

Sources & Resources

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