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Age: 4,019.3 ± 3,096.9; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A16216G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: V3
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup V3c is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 900 and 7,100 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup V3c 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
14 V3c A16216G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 V3c A16216G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 V3c A16216G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 V3c A16216G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup V3c 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
Hap5001287 Behar et al., 2012b V3c:72 V3c:309.1CC, 315.1C, 14569
Hap5003310 Behar et al., 2012b none V3c:309.1C, 315.1C, 15109
Hap5003365 Behar et al., 2012b V3c:73 V3c:309.1C, 315.1C, 16261
Hap5004500 Behar et al., 2012b none V3c:309.1C, 315.1C, 13980S, 16519
Hap5004996 Behar et al., 2012b none V3c:309.1CC, 315.1C, 8568A, 16261
Hap5007307 Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 none V3c:309.1CC, 315.1C, 523-524d, 8020
Hap5011082 Kloss-Brandstätter et al., 2010 V3c:72, 1018 V3c:309.1C, 315.1C, 12176, 16249

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

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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