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About us

mtDNA haplogroup V project - if you're a V or one of its subgroups this is the place for you. If you're HV and have marker 16298C, you're welcome to join us too.

Due to all the changes and restrictions done to FTDNA projects/groups lately, all group categorization and assistance is very difficult and sometimes impossible. There will be delays in all categorization. So please be patient. Also note that you must give project administrators Limited or Full access to get any help at all, otherwise your results and information is hidden (and there is little point in being a member).

Please share your Coding Region:

If you have completed the FMS test Please consider sharing your FMS coding region results with the project administrators. The coding region results are not shown on the project page and will not be made public, and by default they are also hidden from the project administrators. The coding region results are essential for identifying your lowest level daughter group, for estimating the age of each daughter group, for identifying new daughter groups and for filling in the fine details on the V tree. 

To share your coding region results with the project administrators:
  1. log in with your kit number and password
  2. go to Manage Personal Information and the tab called: Privacy & Sharing
  3. scroll down to the V-project on the list
  4. tick/check the box to show CR-results for the V-project
  5. click "save" at the bottom of the page

Ancestral info

mtDNA is inherited strictly through the direct maternal line. To learn more about the origins of the various subclades of V, it is important that all V-members fill in their ancestral information under Plot Ancestral Location. Enter full name, appr years of birth/death, place, county and country. If unknown because of adoptions or other, please explain under "maternal ancestor" in "Most Distant Ancestors". Also note that your direct maternal ancestor is the name of your mother's mother's mother etc - it is always a woman. Please also plot the location of this direct maternal ancestor on the map.

Please fill in full birth name (or earliest known name), years of birth and death, place, county and country. Examples: 

  • Ingrid Olsd Hagen 1689-1765 Valdres OPL NO
  • Brita Andersdotter 1794-1851 Ystad (M) SE
  • Mary Donohue 1845-1899 Limerick Ireland
  • Trintje van der Toorn b 1649 Leiden Holland NL

More information in the Background page.