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Age: 5,660.0 ± 3,571.5; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T789C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: J1c
Descendant branch(s): J1c12a J1c12b


Haplogroup J1c12 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 2,100 and 9,200 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup J1c12 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.

14J1c12T789CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15J1c12T789CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16J1c12T789CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17J1c12T789CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup J1c12 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
Hap5001446Behar et al., 2012bnoneJ1c12:309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1AC, 8027, 13581, 15462, 16519
Hap5001566Behar et al., 2012bnoneJ1c12:309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1ACAC, 6481, 8557, 13581, 16519
Hap5002874Behar et al., 2012bnoneJ1c12:309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1AC, 3592, 4084, 16519
Hap5003939Behar et al., 2012bnoneJ1c12:309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1AC, 2905, 4084, 6224, 9932, 16519
Hap5007260Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneJ1c12:309.1C, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5012261Pichler et al., 2008noneJ1c12:309.1C, 315.1C, 10586, 16519
Hap5018340Achilli et al., 2012J1c12:789J1c12:315.1C, 3981, 8760, 14482A, 16519
Hap5018937Pala et al., 2012J1c12:789J1c12:204, 309.1C, 315.1C, 524.1AC, 6570T, 12405A, 13651, 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
Hap10051540United StatesUnited StatesIrelandIreland
Hap10051541New ZealandNew ZealandNew ZealandNew Zealand
Hap10051542United KingdomSwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland
Hap10051543CanadaUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10051544United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10051545United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10051546United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10051547United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10051548United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10051549United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10051551United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10051552United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited 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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