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Age: 14,805.5 ± 3,691.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Anatolia
Mutations: T12696C
Parent Branch: HV1a'b'c
Descendant branch(s): HV1b1 HV1b2 HV1b3


Haplogroup HV1b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 11,100 and 18,500 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: HV1b
Age: 17,682 ± 7,498 Years Ago
Origin: Anatolia
Blurb: This branch of your maternal ancestors' journey was born in Anatolia (present-day Turkey). It remains mostly restricted to Anatolia and adjacent regions. It is around 7 percent of maternal lineages among Armenians. It is about 2 percent of the population of Greece. It is also present in several Jewish Diaspora populations, including Ashkenazi Jews and Mountain Jews.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic


mtDNA Haplogroup HV1b 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.

01HV1b12696Released 27 Aug 2008
02HV1b12696Released 14 Oct 2008
03HV1b12696Released 1 Mar 2009
04HV1b12696Released 10 May 2009
05HV1b12696Released 8 Jul 2009
06HV1b12696Released 28 Sep 2009
07HV1b12696Released 10 Nov 2009
08HV1b12696Released 21 Mar 2010
09HV1b12696Released 20 Jun 2010
10HV1b12696Released 10 Aug 2010
11HV1b12696Released 7 Feb 2011
12HV1b12696Released 20 Jul 2011
13HV1b12696Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14HV1bT12696CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15HV1bT12696CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16HV1bT12696CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17HV1bT12696CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup HV1b 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
Hap5000003Achilli et al., 2004noneHV1b:150, 309.1CC, 315.1C, 3290, 5134, 6263, 9585, 16519
Hap5018052Musilová et al., 2011HV1b:152HV1b:309.1C, 315.1C, 14305, 16158, 16234, 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
Hap10000224United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10000409United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10001299United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10002033United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10002096United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10002134United StatesUnited StatesHungaryHungary
Hap10002288United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10003093United StatesUnited StatesItalyItaly
Hap10004946United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited 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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