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Age: 13,379.5 ± 5,055.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: C5633T G15812A C16193T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: J2
Descendant branch(s): J2b1 J2b2


Haplogroup J2b is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 8,300 and 18,400 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup J2b 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.

01J2b5633 10172 15812 16193Released 27 Aug 2008
02J2b5633 10172 15812 16193Released 14 Oct 2008
05J2b5633 15812 16193Released 8 Jul 2009
06J2b5633 15812 16193Released 28 Sep 2009
07J2b5633 15812 16193Released 10 Nov 2009
08J2b5633 15812 16193Released 21 Mar 2010
09J2b5633 15812 16193Released 20 Jun 2010
10J2b5633 15812 16193Released 10 Aug 2010
11J2b5633 15812 16193Released 7 Feb 2011
12J2b5633 15812 16193Released 20 Jul 2011
13J2b5633 15812 16193Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14J2bC5633T G15812A C16193TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15J2bC5633T G15812A C16193TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16J2bC5633T G15812A C16193TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17J2bC5633T G15812A C16193TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup J2b 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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