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Age: 1,178.1 ± 1,637.3; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Undetermined
Mutations: T11465C
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: U8a1a
Descendant branch(s):


Haplogroup U8a1a2 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who started this branch lived at some point between recent generations and 2,800 years ago (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA Haplogroup U8a1a2 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.

14U8a1a2T11465CReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15U8a1a2T11465CReleased 30 Sep 2012
16U8a1a2T11465CReleased 19 Feb 2014
17U8a1a2T11465CReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup U8a1a2 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
Hap5002119Behar et al., 2012bnoneU8a1a2:309.1C, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5002404Behar et al., 2012bU8a1a2:16146U8a1a2:150, 309.1C, 315.1C, 16260, 16519
Hap5007685Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneU8a1a2:150, 315.1C, 16260, 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
Hap10094970United StatesGermanyGermanyGermany
Hap10094972United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10094973United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10094974United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10094975United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10094976United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Hap10094977United StatesUnited StatesUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10094978United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10094979United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited States
Hap10094980United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnited 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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