Welcome to the H Subclade Discovery Project
RESEARCH PLAN 2019
- PHASE 1 - BASIC CLASSIFICATION
Processing of samples from 300+ new members, with their PhyloTree Build 17 (18 February 2016) assignation.
- PHASE 2 - UNITED CLASSIFICATION
Merging of new groups from phase 1 with those already classified (2009-2017) and their formerly proposed subclades.
- PHASE 3 - UP-TO-DATE CLASSIFICATION
Comparing all the sequences in this project with GenBank's database, in order to find our most recent mutation in the H tree.
- PHASE 4 - TIME OF ORIGIN
Attaching general age estimates to known subclades, according to well established literature on the matter.
- PHASE 5 - PLACE OF ORIGIN
Adding information on ethnicity and/or country of the samples, both from FTDNA and GenBank, to each new branch.
- PHASE 6 - HUMAN MIGRATION
Building hypothesis on the paths around the world of our matrilineal ancestresses throughout prehistory and, when possible, historical times.
- PHASE 7 >>> PHASE 1 - NEW ROUND
Periodical revision with new members and reference samples from GenBank.
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE
The H Subclade Discovery Project serves as a public space for all mtFull-tested H, along with The Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroup H & HV Project, which supports in addition anyone assigned to H via any other test. You must join both groups as anything discovered here has potential resonance in the 12,000+ pool of matches of the latter.
If it exists, you should also apply to the project dedicated to your major branch, and if not, you're welcome to open a new one. H1 to H17, H28, H35, HV and HV0 already have or had a group, some of them very successful in discovering new subclades, and they're likely to count with more of your matches in, a bigger database of your closest mitochondrial cousins from whom the administrators might be able to draw more precise answers and theories about your own maternal origin.
This situation leaves all the subclades without a working project of their own, "orphan" of a better understanding about their place in the tree. Until a specific group is created, this will be the home for that research, with the limitations set by the large number of branches that it will have to support, around 100 different early mutations of H and their descendants. We will try to solve first and foremost their questions, taking precedence over any subclade with an independent FTDNA project.
In the same spirit, the order of processing in every phase will favour rareness and a more recent scientific definition (H+high number) over big, old and frequent subclades, always starting with those that remain in basic H without further classification, continuing with H106 and going up the list till we reach H1. Those belonging to HV will be attended too but, as they weren't covered by this project before, don't have a pre-established priority level yet.
PhyloTree Build 17 is already turning three years old and a new release might be imminent. If that happens at any time during this process, tasks will be stopped in order to update your haplogroup, and they will be resumed on plan thereafter.
Volunteer administrator of the H Subclade Discovery Project