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Age: 2,173.8 ± 2,601.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: A9120G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: J1c4
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup J1c4b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 4,800 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup J1c4b 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
08 J1c4b 9120 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 J1c4b 9120 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 J1c4b 9120 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 J1c4b 9120 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 J1c4b 9120 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 J1c4b 9120 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 J1c4b A9120G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 J1c4b A9120G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 J1c4b A9120G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 J1c4b A9120G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup J1c4b 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
Hap5003274 Behar et al., 2012b none J1c4b:315.1C, 16519
Hap5007613 Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 none J1c4b:315.1C, 7853, 9701, 16519
Hap5018917 Pala et al., 2012 J1c4b:16189 J1c4b:315.1C, 7912, 16519
Hap5022176 Zsurka et al., 2004 J1c4b:185 J1c4b:315.1C, 8310, 12276

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
Hap10055514UnspecifiedBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
Hap10055518United StatesUnited StatesSlovakiaSlovakia
Hap10055520United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10055521United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10055524United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10055525United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10055526United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited 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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