H3 mtGenome

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About us

Welcome to the H3 mtGenome Full Sequence Project.

H3 represents a smaller fraction of European genome than H1 but has a somewhat similar distribution with peak among Basques ,  Galicians and Sardinians ). Its frequency decreases towards the northeast of the continent, though

To Join you must have your

  • Have Results from the mtDNA Full Genomic Sequence test at Family Tree DNA.
  • Have your HVR1, HVR2, and Coding Region results turned on.



H3 mtGenome DNA Project Privacy Statement 

As Administrator the Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) H3 mtGenome Project we give priority to protecting your privacy and to the confidentiality of your personal data. In particular we will not publish your name, e-mail address or other contact details, or share this information with any other project member or other person or organisation without your specific written approval. The only personal data we hold is that relevant to meeting the published goals of our Project, and which has been made available to us by DNA testing companies, in the same format as they make it available to you, or which you have given us direct by e-mail or by post. We hold this data indefinitely or until you request its deletion, and publish anonymized data at on our Project website (https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/finland/about/background) where you may see its current status. We will be pleased to correct any errors in your personal data that you bring to our attention. At your request at any time your data from our project files will be promptly removed. However data that has previously been posted in the public domain cannot be retrieved. In our administration of this project we endeavour to comply with the most recent guidance issued by ISOGG (https://isogg.org/wiki/ISOGG_Project_Administrator_Guidelines) and by FTDNA (www.familytreedna.com/learn/projectadministration/gap-guidelines-ftdna-projects/), and with the Genetic Genealogy Standards and the Code of Conduct of the Finnish Genealogical Society Suomen Sukututkimusseuran Käytännesäännöt. We endeavor to respond promptly to any queries or complaints you may make about our handling of your personal data for this Project. However you should be aware that some of your concerns may be better forwarded direct to Gene by Gene / Family Tree DNA, the contact ombudsman(@)genebygene.com. Please remember that when you have taken a Family Tree DNA test you have accepted Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Refunds and signed an informed consent.

Volunteering H3 mtGenome project admin: Marja Pirttivaara marja.pirttivaara(@)gmail.com



Using data and information


Information and data obtained from the mtDNA H35 Project must be attributed to the project, administrator, and Family Tree DNA as outlined in the Creative Commons License. Please notify the administrators when using data for public or private research.

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