ROWE Y-Chromosome DNA Surname Project
- mtDNA Member Distribution Map
Our direct maternal ancestors have passed on their mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) generation after generation. All lines began with our common maternal ancestor in Africa. Over time, individual lines have branched, and, thus, they mark the path from Africa to their locations in historic times. Each line’s present geography shows the path of this journey. Mapping the locations of our direct maternal ancestors helps us see similarities and differences in migration patterns. This page displays a map of the most distantly known direct maternal ancestors for project members.
To display all members of the project, select All from the drop-down menu. You may also select a specific subgroup from the drop-down menu. In most cases, each participant is represented by a pushpin. However, if two participants share exactly the same map coordinates, they will also share a pushpin. Clicking on a pushpin marker will display the mtDNA branch (haplogroup) and ancestry information for the project member(s) associated with that marker.