Age: 10,791.5 ± 5,462.6; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: Western Eurasia
Mutations: T146C! T195C! T12738g
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: K1b
Descendant branch(s): K1b2a K1b2b


Haplogroup K1b2 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 5,300 and 16,300 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

National Geographic Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: K1b2
Age: To Be Determined
Origin: Europe
Blurb: This point in your ancestors’ journey began in Europe. Today, it is present there at low to moderate frequencies. It is most common in Slovenia (5 to 6 percent), Wales (2 percent), Belgium (2 percent), Sweden (2 percent), and Spain (1 to 2 percent).

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup K1b2 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.

01K1b2146 195 524.1AC 12738GReleased 27 Aug 2008
02K1b2146 195 524.1AC 12738GReleased 14 Oct 2008
05K1b2146 195 524.1AC 12738GReleased 8 Jul 2009
06K1b2146 195 524.1AC 12738GReleased 28 Sep 2009
07K1b2146 195 524.1AC 12738GReleased 10 Nov 2009
08K1b2146 195 524.1AC 12738GReleased 21 Mar 2010
09K1b2146 195 524.1AC 12738GReleased 20 Jun 2010
10K1b2146 195 12738GReleased 10 Aug 2010
11K1b2146 195 12738GReleased 7 Feb 2011
12K1b2146 195 12738GReleased 20 Jul 2011
13K1b2146 195 12738GReleased 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14K1b2T146C! T195C! T12738gReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15K1b2T146C! T195C! T12738gReleased 30 Sep 2012
16K1b2T146C! T195C! T12738gReleased 19 Feb 2014
17K1b2T146C! T195C! T12738gReleased 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup K1b2 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
Hap5007054Detjen et al., 2007K1b2:11299K1b2:750, 7211, 10646, 11289, 13194

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
Hap10063423Puerto RicoIraqUnspecifiedIraq

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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Last Updated: Last updated: August 23, 2018 at 6:03 am

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