Age: 29,883.5 ± 8,692.2; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: G228A T11075C C14058T
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: R6
Descendant branch(s): R6a1 R6a2


Haplogroup R6a is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity.

mtDNA Haplogroup R6a 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.

01R6a1228 8584 11075 14058Released 27 Aug 2008
02R6a1228 8584 11075 14058Released 14 Oct 2008
03R6a1228 8584 11075 14058Released 1 Mar 2009
05R6a1228 8584 11075 14058Released 8 Jul 2009
06R6a1228 8584 11075 14058Released 28 Sep 2009
07R6a1228 8584 11075 14058Released 10 Nov 2009
08R6a1228 8584 11075 14058Released 21 Mar 2010
09R6a1228 8584 11075 14058Released 20 Jun 2010
10R6a1228 8584 11075 14058Released 10 Aug 2010
11R6a1228 8584 11075 14058Released 7 Feb 2011
12R6a1228 8584 11075 14058Released 20 Jul 2011
13R6a1228 8584 11075 14058Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14R6a1G228A G8584A T11075C C14058TReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15R6a1G228A G8584A T11075C C14058TReleased 30 Sep 2012
16R6aG228A T11075C C14058TReleased 19 Feb 2014
17R6aG228A T11075C C14058TReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup R6a 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
Hap10072900South AfricaSouth AfricaSouth AfricaSouth Africa

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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Last Updated: Last updated: November 30, -0001 at 0:00 am

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