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Age: 14,981.4 ± 3,412.4; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T8277C
Parent Branch: HV1a'b'c
Descendant branch(s): HV1a1 HV1a2 HV1a3


Haplogroup HV1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 11,600 and 18,400 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup HV1a 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.

01HV1a8277Released 27 Aug 2008
02HV1a8277Released 14 Oct 2008
03HV1a8277Released 1 Mar 2009
04HV1a8277Released 10 May 2009
05HV1a8277Released 8 Jul 2009
06HV1a8277Released 28 Sep 2009
07HV1a8277Released 10 Nov 2009
08HV1a8277Released 21 Mar 2010
09HV1a8277Released 20 Jun 2010
10HV1a8277Released 10 Aug 2010
11HV1a8277Released 7 Feb 2011
12HV1a8277Released 20 Jul 2011
13HV1a8277Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14HV1aT8277CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15HV1aT8277CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16HV1aT8277CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17HV1aT8277CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup HV1a 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

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
Hap10000778United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10009854United StatesPolandUnspecifiedPoland
Hap10010171United States TerritoriesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10027512United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10027533CanadaUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10028656United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10030617CanadaCanadaUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10032182United 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

Related Sources

Additional Resources

mtDNA Consultants

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