Family Tree DNA's haplogroup description of U7: The mitochondrial super-haplogroup U encompasses haplogroups U1-U7 and haplogroup K. Haplogroup U7 has a Near Eastern origin approximately 30,000 years ago. Within Europe, it occurs at low frequency in the Caucasus. Member: The U7 Haplogroup Mitochondrial DNA Project is an independent research project and receives no grant underwriting. Participants are responsible for the costs of their own tests. Information and data obtained from the U7 Haplogroup Mitochondrial DNA Project must be attributed to the project, administrator, and Family Tree DNA as outlined in the Creative Commons License. Please notify administrator when using data for public or private research.