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Age: 8,287.7 ± 3,662.9; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Anatolia
Mutations: C242T T2158C G8557A G12007A
Parent Branch: J1b1
Descendant branch(s): J1b1a1 J1b1a2 J1b1a3


Haplogroup J1b1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 4,600 and 12,000 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: J1b1a
Age: To Be Determined
Origin: Anatolia
Blurb: This branch of your maternal ancestors' journey was born during the Bronze Age in the Anatolian region. Groups containing women from this lineage migrated across much of Europe. This lineage also contains groups from the Jewish Diaspora such as Ashkenazi Jews.

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup J1b1a 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.

01J1b1242 2158 8557 12007 16172Released 27 Aug 2008
04J1b1a242 2158 8557 12007 16172Released 10 May 2009
05J1b1a242 2158 8557 12007 16172Released 8 Jul 2009
06J1b1a242 2158 8557 12007 16172Released 28 Sep 2009
07J1b1a242 2158 8557 12007 16172Released 10 Nov 2009
08J1b1a242 2158 8557 12007 16172Released 21 Mar 2010
09J1b1a242 2158 8557 12007 16172Released 20 Jun 2010
10J1b1a242 2158 8557 12007 16172Released 10 Aug 2010
11J1b1a242 2158 8557 12007 16172Released 7 Feb 2011
12J1b1a242 2158 8557 12007 16172Released 20 Jul 2011
13J1b1a242 2158 8557 12007Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14J1b1aC242T T2158C G8557A G12007AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15J1b1aC242T T2158C G8557A G12007AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16J1b1aC242T T2158C G8557A G12007AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17J1b1aC242T T2158C G8557A G12007AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup J1b1a 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
Hap10049982United StatesUnited StatesGreeceGreece
Hap10049983United StatesUnited StatesItalyItaly
Hap10049984United StatesUnited StatesItalyItaly
Hap10049985United StatesUnited StatesSyriaSyria
Hap10049986United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10049987United StatesItalyUnspecifiedItaly

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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