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Age: 28,259.7 ± 4,605.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: (C150T) T152C! C7476T G15257A
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: J
Descendant branch(s): J2a J2b


Haplogroup J2 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 23,700 and 32,900 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup J2 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.

01J2150 152 7476 15257Released 27 Aug 2008
02J2150 152 7476 15257Released 14 Oct 2008
03J2150 152 7476 15257Released 1 Mar 2009
05J2(150) (152) 7476 15257Released 8 Jul 2009
06J2(150) (152) 7476 15257Released 28 Sep 2009
07J2(150) (152) 7476 15257Released 10 Nov 2009
08J2(150) (152) 7476 15257Released 21 Mar 2010
09J2(150) (152) 7476 15257Released 20 Jun 2010
10J2(150) (152) 7476 15257Released 10 Aug 2010
11J2(150) (152) 7476 15257Released 7 Feb 2011
12J2(150) (152) 7476 15257Released 20 Jul 2011
13J2(150) (152) 7476 15257Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14J2(C150T) T152C! C7476T G15257AReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15J2(C150T) T152C! C7476T G15257AReleased 30 Sep 2012
16J2(C150T) T152C! C7476T G15257AReleased 19 Feb 2014
17J2(C150T) T152C! C7476T G15257AReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup J2 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

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

The following members of the community offer paid consulting for those seeking help with mtDNA results. Inclusion on this list is not a recommendation or endorsement of any service.


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