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How Rare Am I? Genographic Project Results Demonstrate Our Extended Family Tree

Most participants of National Geographic’s Genographic Project can recite their haplogroup as readily as their mother’s maiden name. Yet outside consumer genetics, the word haplogroup is still unknown. Your haplogroup, or genetic branch of the human family tree, tells you about your deep ancestry—often thousands of years ago—and shows you the possible paths of migration taken by these ancient ancestors.  Your haplogroup also places you within a community of relatives, some distant, with whom you unmistakably share an ancestor way back when.

DNA Molecule
DNA Molecule

Haplogroup H1, Genographic’s most common lineage.

Let’s focus here on mitochondrial DNA haplogroup is H1, as it is the Genographic Project’s most common maternal lineage result. You inherited your mitochondrial DNA purely from your mother, who inherited it from her mother, and her mother, and so on. Yet, unlike often is the case with a mother’s maiden name, her maternal haplogroup is passed down through generations. Today, all members of haplogroup H1 are direct descendants from the first H1 woman that lived thousands of years ago. Most H1 members may know their haplogroup as H1a or H1b2 or H1c1a, etc, yet as a single genetic branch, H1 accounts for 15% of Genographic participants. What’s more, in the past few years, anthropologists have discovered and named an astonishing 200 new branches within haplogroup H1; and that number continues to grow.

Haplogroup H
Haplogroup H3, sister branch to H1

The origin of haplogroup H1 continues to be a debate as well. Most researchers suggest it was born in the Middle East between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago, and spread from there to Europe and North Africa. However, ancient DNA studies show that its ancestral haplogroup H first appears in Central Europe just 8,000 year ago. Its vast diversity and high concentration in Spain and Portugal, suggests H1 may have existed there during the last Ice Age, and spread north after glaciers melted. Yet others postulate that its young age and high frequency indicate it spread as agriculture took shape in Europe.

Any of the scenarios is possible. As technology improves, more DNA is extracted and sequenced from ancient bones, and more people contribute their DNA to the Genographic Project, we will keep learning about H1, and all other haplogroups.  It is because of participants contributing their DNA, their stories, and their hypotheses to science that we can carry forward this exciting work uncovering our deep genetic connections.

 

Happy Haplogroups!

Dr. Miguel Vilar is the Science Manager for National Geographic's Genographic Project. Miguel is also a molecular anthropologist and a science writer. His fieldwork has taken him to remote places throughout the South Pacific, East Africa, Mesoamerica, and the Caribbean. In the laboratory he researches the modern genetic diversity of human populations from Melanesia, Micronesia, North and Central America, and the Caribbean. Miguel has published in several anthropology and genetics journals, as well as popular science magazines.
  • David Turco

    The Irish Celts contend that they migrated south to Iberia and waited out the last ice age then migrated BACK to Ireland which has a high concentration of H1. Seems to fit with the folklore.

  • Christer Rosenbahr

    Where did haplogroup H5 originally?

  • Dwayne LaGrou

    Where or how do you submit a DNA sample and how long does it take to get the results back? Also is there a cost or is it done completely with grants?

  • Petra Luna

    Dwayne: You can go to http://www.23andme.com. They’ll send you a kit (they just need saliva.) I am haplogroup K2A.

  • Dwayne LaGrou

    Thank You for the info. I will let you know what I find out, But I do know that my ancestors came from Belgium.

  • Miguel Vilar

    Thank you for the comments. To get a kit please visit http://www.genographic.com. You will find lots more information right there. We will be covering other haplogroups in the months to come. Keep visiting and commenting.
    Happy New Year!

  • Charles Robinson Sr.

    Ancestors ,fathers side came toU.S. mid 1700 fought in reveloution and and so up to present conflicts.
    Mothers side from EnglandI / Ireland
    working on ancestry at present time.

  • Fire Haired

    This is a great article Miguel, do you have mtDNA H3h(Spainish?)? The fact 15% of Genographic participants have this haplogroup means almost all are European. H1 is around 15% in much of Europe. This is disappointing because the goal of this project is to learn about all people. The reason almost all participants are European is probably because the vast majority of the people in the western world are European. Even outside of Europe like in America. So I don’t really see what the geographic project can learn about worldwide human genetics if practically all the people who are buying the kits are European. There are plenty of people outside of Geno 2.0 who are dedicating their lives to learning about world wide human genetics.

    I very much doubt H1 or H3(most popular forms of H in Europe today) existed in European hunter gatherers unless they had near eastern admixture like the ones in south-east Europe probably did. There is one reported H1b in Mesolithic Portugal(along with other H’s) but there is controversy over it and it is defiantly not constant with all other Mesolithic European mtDNA. What is amazing to me is many typical modern European mtDNA haplogroups are non existent in the Mesolithic but then appear constantly in the farmers immigrants from the near east. It is pretty close to prove that those “European” lineages were spread with farming from the near east.

    Most of them are close to non existent in modern near easterns which lead many(before the ancient mtDNA) to assume they originated in Mesolithic or upper Palaeolithic Europe. J2b1a and T2b are close to non existent in the near east just like H1 and H3. Just because H1 and H3 are centered in south-west Europe and most diverse in Europe does not mean they could not have been brought to Europe from the near east with farming.

    For whatever reasons the near easterns that spread farming to Europe had related but very different mtDNA gene pools from modern near easterns and most of their lineages had been separated for over 10,000 years from modern near eastern ones.

    Laz 2013 discovered many things about the origins of modern Euros(Hunter+farmer). The spread of farming totally changed the genetics of Europe. Today all southern Europeans have vast majority farmer or another form of near eastern ancestry. For central Europeans and British-Irish farmer ancestry gets close to 50% or is above 50%. For north-east Europeans though hunter gatherer ancestry is close to 50% overall hunter ancestry is close to 70% and farmer ancestry is under 40%.

    It seems that the all of north Eurasia during the Upper Palaeolithic was inhabited by one large group of people. The samples we have now from Europe are the western extreme the MA-1 boy is the eastern extreme of this large group of people. So ANE(based on genome MA1- boy who is a 24,000 year old Siberian) is from these ancient north Eurasians like WHG. The mtDNA haplogroups that are descended from WHG are U5, U4, U2e(probably also U2d), most or all U*, and most or all U8a. I don’t know about ANE but I assume they had some of the same lineages. mtDNA RO and debatable H’s have been found in upper Palaeolithic Europe so their mtDNA gene pool was probably more complicated.

  • Miguel Vilar

    Thank you to everyone for their comments.

    MtDNA haplogroup H1 is the most common one among Genographic participants, but we do have representation from nearly all mtDNA and Y-chromosome haplogroups found across the world. If you have any specific questions about H1 or any other haplogroup, feel free to contact me at mvilar@ngs.org.

    Thanks again!

  • Linda Lopez

    Thanks for featuring a Haplogroup and discussing the history of H1. Participants are interested not only in their Haplogroup but other Haplogroups as well. During your “sale price” a few of my friends joined and are curious about theirs. I look forward to your next featured Haplogroup with more interaction.
    T2b

  • alberto villasmil raven

    when you say “America” what do you mean? South America, North America, Central America are all America.

  • Sherry

    What if your mother and father are related….4th or 5th cousins? Do you still have to have male Y test to determine the lineage?

  • David Harden, PhD

    Do you have to have the Y-chromosome test if your parents are cousins? – Yes, the Y-chromosome test shows the paternal inheritance. The Mitochondrial-chromosome line shows maternal inheritance.

    As to the questions on other lines – go to http://www.genographic.com and you will find full information on every genetic line, male and female.

  • Janis Cathcart

    My mtDNA haplogroup is H6a1b2. This seems to be more in depth and there is nothing I have read that explains this. Can you offer anything to read, please to explain further.

  • Al Covell

    I’ve been researching both my ancestral line as well as that of my wife. Currently I have about 22.500 total individuals in my database with my ancestral line going back to the 1500’s for both paternal and maternal ancestors in England and to the 1700’s in Finland for my wife’s family. I have some indications my line was in France about 1050 A.D. but have not been able to prove this as yet. The results of my Geno testing will prove to be most interesting when comparisons are available for my ancestral line.

    There is a debate in our household as to how we should proceed todiscover my wife’s ancestral line however. Would testing of my wife’s DNA be the option of choice or should DNA of or son or daughter be the avenue of choice?

  • Jeanne

    Both my husband and I did this test and just received our results. Although we are both 50% German on our father’s sides, he’s unaware of his mom’s background (she was a closed adoption). Needless to say, our profiles were quite different, and the Jewish connection I was hoping to confirm in my haplogroup was simply not there, but it was in his! At any rate, we have very substantial data on both sides of my family tree dating to around 1700. On the maternal side we are ‘double’ Scotch Irish (Ashers, Littles, Hawkinses, Moores, Melvilles, O’Connells, Harknesses) and on the paternal, 100% German (Hoover/Hubers, Schoppeys, Feuersteins) until my dad’s generation began marrying outside the ‘clan’ after WWII. My mother’s ancestors were from Dumfries communities and later Glasgow, Scotland as well as Counties Kildare, Wicklow and West Meath in Ireland. My dad’s people were originally from several communities around Baden, Germany with his maternal lineage being from Bavaria. As this was an mtDNA test, I was surprised to find my first reference group under Northern European to be German and not British – a real eye-opener, but may lend credence to origins of the name ‘Asher’ as being German. Can’t wait to see how the data and haplogroups develop once more individuals join.

  • Kay Williams

    My MIT DNA is H27. My genealogy back 6 generations is from Cornwall. Can anyone tell he more about H27 and its origins.

  • Tobie

    When I received dna results from Natgeo, I was stunned. My mtdna is D2 from northeast Siberia and Alaska. My mother’s ancestors came from Austria and Ukraine before that. How does D2 mtdna reach those areas? My ydna did not surprise me at all. Paternal lineage is accurate.

  • Lynette Seelmeyer

    @Miguel Vilar: If you would do something on Q, particularly Q1’2 in Melanesia and aboriginal Australians, I would love that because evidently, I have a Q1’2 maternal marker even though my mother is English and her known ancestry is English/Irish/French. Her mother’s family lived in India as part of British colonial rule for 100 years or so and we do have French ancestors who owned a plantation in the Seychelles, so…? I know there are Melanesian markers in Madagascar and the Seychelles are of course just north of that. But beyond that, I and my mother can’t think of anything that would tie us to Melanesia. I would have been less shocked with a maternal marker typical of India given our family history there. I know fewer than 20 people with Q markers have taken this test as voluntary participants. I also think I may be the only Q1’2 volunteer.

  • Lynette Seelmeyer

    …I forgot to add in my previous comment that I think it’s really fantastic that I have this Q1’2 marker. I just wish I had some clue as to how I got it or knew more about it in general other than “it’s Melanesian and not associated with any major migration.”

  • Jason Stacy

    My mother has almost half the markers that my father does and yet her line starts 180,000 years ago and my father’s line starts 140,000 years ago. Is there any significance to this observation or is it just the “way it is”.

  • Marietta S. van den Berg

    Born in the Netherlands. Have only been able to do DNA test for maternal line. Anyone in group K1a1b1a? It seems to be a very small percentage of the whole.

  • Bobfari

    My Haplogroup Is J1c3e1…. I’m From Ireland And No One Seems To Be In This Group….. If You Are From This Group Please Reply Back To This Comment And Here Are A Few Questions As Well……
    Q1: Where Is Haplogroup J1 In Mitochondrial DNA From (i.e. What Country Does It Originate From?)
    Q2: Is There A High Percentage Of J1c3e1 In Ireland (Where I’m From?)
    Q3: What Country Has The Highest Percentage Of This Haplogroup?
    Q4: Is This Haplogroup Common Or Rare In The World?

    Thank You So Much For Answering All These Questions For Me!!!! 😀

    Bobfari

  • PENOT

    Bonjour,
    Je suis U5a1b. Y a-t-il des personne avec cet Haplogroupe
    en ligne. Merci.

  • Sherril Stewart

    I am maternal haplogroup B2, very rare, and comes from documented North American Indian (Winnebago/Ho-Chunk Nation). Paternal haplogroup is very common, R-L21/L1065, still trying to find out where they immigrated from.

  • Catarina Lund

    I have haplogroup H1e1 from my mother and N-LLY22g from my faher. It will be nice to get more information about H1e1.

    • Justme

      HI! Catarina, I am H1e1, from my mother! My oma’s name was Katharina

  • Sandra Bordin

    Until you find a way to determine the paternal ancestry of female participants i will discourage any woman to buy your kit. It is very disappointing to get to know only half of one self, and It made me feel uncompleted, such as a second class citizen! Many women , like me do not have living brothers and/or fathers. Therefore I do not consider your results scientifically credible since they reflect only half of the world population

  • Thank you everyone for your comments and questions. Which haplogroup would you like to hear about next?

    The Genographic test provides detailed information and migration stories about mitochondrial (maternal) and Y-Chromosome (paternal) haplogroups. But it also provides geographical information about your ancestors, which we infer from the rest of your DNA (autosomal DNA). Autosomal DNA is found in all men and women, but unlike mitochondrial and Y-Chromosome, this DNA is inherited equally from both your mother and father. This part of your results is found in the “Who am I?” section. In this section, you can also learn about your Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestry. Did you know that most of us carry DNA from these extinct human cousins?

  • sg

    I would like to learn more about I1C if possible! There is very little info available!

    Thank you!

  • S. Sowers

    Dear Penot, I am close; Je suis proche. U5a1a1d.
    I am from Texas, USA

  • Elmina

    I am female with MTDNA of U5a2b. I want to know more about my haplotype. Also, anybody out there with U5a2b?

  • Steve Hunt

    My haplogroup is E1, SNP V13. My paternal ancestors come from England, but I understand this haplogroup is from Africa/the Middle East. I’m waiting for my results with Genographic Project, but am interested to find out more about how they wound up in England. Thanks.

  • Shelley Skrepnek

    Where do I find the listing of alleles from my test?

  • Joanne Kearney

    My maternal line is U6a1. I have traced my maternal line back to Tongeren in Belgium back in the late 1600s. My guess is that my maternal ancestor came to Belgium up perhaps from Spain when the area was part of the Spanish Netherlands or perhaps earlier with the Romans since Tongeren is an old Roman town. I wish that the Genome project would look for a U6a1 trail in Europe. I have found only one other U6a1 in Belgium and another in Sweden.

  • TR

    Would like to know how common is A2e?

  • Jan J

    I would like to know more about mtDNA B2.

  • Anita Wray-White

    My grandmother always said we were Dutch. My mtdna is H65. I haven’t found much on that one. Genographic nat geo said I could be from Denmark, Finland, Russia,Germany,or the UK. Does anyone know much about H65. I’ve only one each in Chekoslovakia Germany Sweden Spain Finland and one in Switzerland. Any info appreciated.

  • Daniel R. Stone

    I belong to Hapalong group 12 A. I just received an update kit which I suppose will tell me more about my ancient ancestors. I already know they came from Africa about 50,000+ years ago. What bothers me is being told I came from a group of about 10,000 non-black men with no explanation of how they had become white in a black origin zone.. I wonder do they now know how this occurred ?

  • Tony

    If any haplogroup is rare it’s gotta be X2a1b1a. I have this maternal haplogroup, only found in 3% of North American indigenous people, the ojibwe/algonquian tribes in particular.
    I was tested with 23andme and have only managed to find 3 other people on the site who share this haplogroup.

  • Samantha Dunn

    My Grandma on my mom’s side is from Japan and my mtDNA haplogroup ended up being G1a1a and they said that G itself is rare, and the subgroup or whatever of G1 even more so apparently. G seems to have origins ranging from Central Asia in Kazakhstan or Siberia and only makes up like 6% of the Japanese population. They said Japanese with G are more likely to be descended from Ainu which are almost the equivalent to Native Americans in Japan which was really cool.
    Meanwhile, I need my dad to do this DNA test so I can see the origins of my European side and I’m curious as to what that could be too!

  • Pat

    I am a T2b3 42% mediterranean 39% Northern European and 16% Southwest Asian 2% Native American DOES ANYONE GET THIS ………OR HAVE SIMILAR

  • Leonel Fonseca Herrera

    It is great to know your paternal and maternal lines, but you must remember that other ancestors have contributed in our genes, in my case American, Mediterranean, Nordic, Middle Easter and Northeast Asian. For my part I am IL22 paternal (Nordic marker) and A22w maternal (Siberian and native American marker). In my country it should be as common for the type of conquest and colonization. And realize our history where indigenous paternal ancestors are minority in relation to European and biceversa. I’m from the south-central Chile, my family comes from Province of Concepcion, Bio-Bio river border between the Spanish Empire and the Mapuche domain was. This region held a large population of Spanish soldiers and their families who were granted small farmland. Sometimes their women were abducted by Mapuche warriors. In other way, in spanish territory the mixing was given by marriage or cohabitation.

  • Rob Manzoni

    Sandra Bordin wrote:
    ” It is very disappointing to get to know only half of one self, and It made me feel uncompleted…Therefore I do not consider your results scientifically credible…”
    It’s sad that she has not understood how the system works, even after watching the videos, but this is what happens when education is incomplete

  • Cathi Gross

    Hi: I and my son just did our DNA from 23andME and on the maternal side with both came out with the Hc1. I have been doing family history for about 20 years. My mother had parents that came from this village: Nagyturjaszög, a village in a fertile valley in Carpathian Mountains in the Austria/Hungary it is now known as Turyzja, Perechyn Co., Zakarpattya Oblast, Ukraine in about 1906 and 1910. They came a different times and did not marry until 1913 in Pennsylvania. Anyway, H1c comes from my mother and my mother’s mother her name was “Julia Hapak” Both her and her bother came to the U.S. in about 1906. So, I hope this helps research.

  • Ela

    U5a2b maternal haplogroup here

  • mary

    I am told that H7B4 is very rare. Out of 1 million people it is found to be less than 0.01 %. I am told this is my haplo. I would like to know where it originated. No one seems to have a clue. Any ideas? anyone?

  • Laurie Anderson

    A few years back, we had my father’s patrilineal DNA tested and the results were Haplogroup H. It stated something like 60,000 years ago, a non-white male came out of Africa, 30,000 years ago, his people were in China, and 10,000 years ago, those people were in the Northern Arctic. We have then been thinking that we have Saami blood because the results stated that the blood type was Saami. Now when I look up Haplogroup H, there is all sorts of different information for this Haplogroup and Saami doesn’t even seem to be included. Please help!

  • Maralyn Pickup

    H1e2a

    H1 very european, but is H1E, North African (Jewish?)

    • Justme

      H1e1 here, 100% European, about half French, half German, no Jewish

  • Oscar Aurelio Maturana

    Im of Chilean ancestry with paternal haplotype J1e which is a pre-arab genetic marker.my ancestors were pastoralists and nomads who eventually were scattered among other nations, and our origins were lost.some say the middle east others say more north is where j1e originated.but in my case they ended up in the iberian peninsula then my ancestors genetic marker made its way to Chile.

  • Maol Seastnain

    I’m H3 / I-L38

  • Christina G

    Only side that showed up was my “maternal haplogroup h1n. On 23andme

  • Lynne

    Has anyone gotten H*? I thought I read a few years ago that H* hasn’t been mapped yet. Thanks.

  • Olga Brenko

    Hello Petra Luna,
    I am Haplogroup K2a just as you are. Lets connect on Facebook. My name is Olga Brenko Gill. Hope to see you there.
    Take care.

  • Michelle Koenig

    H1n

  • Marcelo Ferraz

    Does anyone has (Y) J-Z588?

  • Abraham

    All of you with the H1 are originally. From somalia and you have pharaohs roots. You can researched

  • Ashley

    H65a I was born in Michigan, along with my 4 of my maternal generations but before that I have researched them back to Poland/Germany (a small town Konitz/Chojnice) that went back and forth between the two for hundreds of years.

  • Bonnie McNamara

    LAURIE ANDERSON H is a female line haplogroup, not male.

    SANDRA BORDIN Only male YDNA shows haplogroups from both sides. The female line MtDNA will only show you your mother’s DNA line. This is true for everyone.

  • JHP

    I am H1a1 and 23and me said I am 99.8% European (approx.70% of that British and Irish). I figured since my family has been in the south and near a coast as far back as I can tell, I would be more of a mixture. Any other H1a1’s??

    • Justme

      Close, H1e1, we’re neighbors 🙂

  • Frantzis Kapetanopoulos

    Hi, Haplogroup (Y) J-Z588, as I saw a gentleman from Brasil has the same!!!

  • Claudia A

    I’m haplogroup H. Any info?

  • Beckie

    Haplo Group H13a1a1a
    Yes, I’m rare. Haven’t met any in my group as of yet.
    Probably a dying line.

  • Madeleine Watt

    K1C1. Very little on this group. Where did extra alphabetic letters come from? ( k1a)

  • Mira

    Hi there, haplogroup (Y) J-Z588 also! From Croatia. 🙂

  • M? bellew Smith

    H1c3, would love to know more about it.

  • Rosanna F.

    Hi Beckie,
    I am also H13a1a1a. Grandmother and great-grandmother were born in Lithuania. I think there are quite a few female relatives so probably this haplogroup is not dying out!

  • Kelly

    I am U4d1a1, I think that is fairly rare? not sure.

  • Tasia R

    Hi i just did my ancestry DNA test through 23and me and my haplogroup is H. Im currently trying to understand more about this. I can’t really find any others with my haplogroup.

  • SJM

    Like “JHP” I am also H1a1 Haplogroup – 23@me… 99.9% European, 57.5 British/Irish… 10% German…. My mother’s family emigrated from France in the mid 1600s…. yet no French listed?

  • Sally Corey

    Becky – you are not alone! I’m also H13a1a1a but there are only a couple others on my 23andme DNA relatives spreadsheet of over 1700.

  • Sally Corey

    PS – I meant to say Beckie! Also Rosanna – I’m H13a1a1a too! I only have reliable family tree connections on my mother’s father’s side – practically all German decendants from ancestors who immigrated from Alsace Lorraine, so also French. And my father came from a long line of French ancestors, But only hints about my mother’s mother’s ancestry with the 23andme DNA relatives spreadsheet. So I’m kind of on a quest to come up with a plausible guess, poring over family trees I’ve joined on the basis of shared DNA, and comparing surnames and dates. Many of my family tree relatives are Swedish and Norwegian, which shouldn’t be so much of a surprise, since my mother was born in NE, and grandpa in OH, with lots of DNA relatives in IA, WI, IN and IL, etc. in the midwest.

  • Gina Martinez

    I am haplogroup B2a2 i am of Amerindian descent

  • melanie gayle

    i just got back my 23 and me results and my Haplo groups is H1.

  • Jessica Forrest

    H2A2B here. I was adopted so it’s fascinating to learn about my DNA, even if it is only half of it! People have always tried to guess my ethnicity because I don’t look “just white” lol!!

  • Dawn McArdle

    I enjoyed reading the article and the comments. My mtdna is N1a1a1a1. Apparently it originated in Kazakhstan. The furthest back I have got in g grandmothers I have got is to is Roxburghshire in the Scottish Borders. Now I’m wondering how they travelled here from so far away! I’d like to read more articles on the different groups please.

  • Rose

    I have H1A1 mtdna. Has anyone narrowed the region down yet? I know its European from the H1, but don’t know much about the A1 part. Does the second portion (A1) denote a migration pattern or is it just a genetic variant or both?

  • thomas

    I have haplogroup j1c2 from my Welsh mother dont know much more about this specific haplogroup? 100 percent northern European 72.4 percent British Isles Anyone else got this?

  • sophia boswell

    i did 23andme and mine was hapologoup h,,,,wiki says thats mainly south asian middle eastern which my dna did say i was along with some european and african but i have nothing after my “H” so is this just a broud generalization and not specific? ty

  • susie

    hi i am H6a1b2
    Looking for unknown father and my journey has started with 23 and me and I am now broadening my search. Mine is 61 per cent British-Irish , rest European. German french and Swedish
    I have thousands of relatives to scroll through on 23andme. Mostly distant cousins. I am sure with time I will get closer to finding him.

  • Larissa

    I am maternal haplogroup h1a2, too. Two thirds of my genetics make up British/Irish and french/German.

  • Jen

    I’m also h1a1 took a test from 23andme.com . Showed up that i have broadly southern european , iberian,broadly european ,ashkenazi jewish,native american , east asian , north afican , middle eastern , west african , sub saharan african and oceanian born in 98″.

  • Robin Mueller

    I’m an R ,while my daughter is an H1 and my aunt, (my Mother’s sister) came back with a H1h. I would have loved to have had my Mother tested before she passed away. I did do the ancestry.com of her DNA before she died, but wished I had done the 23and me as well. It’s interesting to research and look into how my Mother’s sister is a H1h…wonder if my Mom was as well, same parents, and then how I ended up with a R which came before the H1h. My mother may not have had the H1h like her sister…I know we cant assume that. Very interesting tests!

  • Helen Ohlsson

    I am a H13a11a too. I am a swede and my maternal line is known to 1690 an they all lived in central Sweden, in one single county called Örebro län.

    Swedish haplo database shows that there are at least two of us but I know there are more as I have a match in northetn Sweden.

    I have read that this branch is about 2300 to 6000 years old and originated from an area close to Caspian sea.

    Scandinavian haplo database about H13a1a1a:

    http://dna.scangen.se/index.php?show=stats&stat=haplomap&lang=en&typ_sel=Mt&haplo_sel=H13a1a1a&haplo_level=8&region_sel=lan&database=shd&map_region=0

  • Helen Ohlsson

    I am a H13a1a1a too. I am a swede and my maternal line is known to 1690 an they all lived in central Sweden, in one single county called Örebro län.

    Swedish haplo database shows that there are at least two of us but I know there are more as I have a match in northetn Sweden.

    I have read that this branch is about 2300 to 6000 years old and originated from an area close to Caspian sea.

    Scandinavian haplo database about H13a1a1a:

    http://dna.scangen.se/index.php?show=stats&stat=haplomap&lang=en&typ_sel=Mt&haplo_sel=H13a1a1a&haplo_level=8&region_sel=lan&database=shd&map_region=0

  • Qahtani – Arab

    That most Arab people of the Qahtani tribes are usually associated with the genealogy of e1b1 specifically in Yemen and Saudi Arabia

  • Cher

    I don’t know who my father is and just trying to figure out things.
    if i have t2b maternal haplogroup and a 3 of my female match of mine has a H maternal haplogroup, then I find a male that has V maternal and R-M467 paternal, how are we related?

    Maternal or paternal

  • Suzanne McLennan

    I am supposed to be H1. I am still trying to figure out what this all means, but I don’t believe in the evolution theory.many thousands of year stated. Definitely, a Christian and only see un going back to Adam and Eve. Some of this doesn’t make sense. So I am wondering about Eve’s DNA….. what would it say?

  • Gale Torregrossa

    Anyone else’s mtdna haplogroup H10e2?

  • Amy Molthan

    H1a3 Prussian German… Family lore was that they were Hungarian gypsies, but I’ve no evidence yet. Kuehn surname 1840s. Have only met 1 H1a3 match and shes adopted! Looking to learn more about mothers line. Have unexplained matches in Finland as well.

    • Justme

      H1e1 here, born in Germany

  • wickie

    H7a1 mtDNA I really want to know, could I send in papers?
    Mizrachi and American Indian showing up.

    • Jamila

      I have mtDNA H7a1 too. I am Russian.

  • Amelia Mentone

    H1i; Fathers Maternal Side.
    Fathers Paternal Side: G-L30
    Any Insight?
    Thank You.

  • Polina Robinsky

    My haplogroup is H1h. However, there is not enough information about it. My great-grandmother was a Russian Finno-Ugric

    • Justme

      H1e1, we’re neighbors 🙂

  • Robin

    My maternal haplogroup is H1H … I can’t find much about it. Though 23andme says that H1H traces back to a woman who lived 7500 years ago and is relatively common. In addition to that there is a connection to H1 from the British to the Tuareg who live in the Sahara.

    • Justme

      H1e1 your my neighbor

  • Lacy

    H26 – Would love to learn more? I don’t see any others with H26

  • Anna-Marie Bigham

    23&me says I’m H19. I can’t wait until more info comes out on this haplogroup.

  • Jamila

    Hello, my mtDNA H7a1. I would like to learn more about this mt haplogroup. Mila.

  • Justme

    H1e1 here ♥

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