There are several tools that will help you answer this question for your direct maternal line. While you are logged in to your myFTDNA account:

  • On your mtDNA – Results page, check the haplogroup name and description. This provides background information on your historic ancestry and origins.
  • Check the mtDNA – Ancestral Origins page. This includes places where your DNA haplotype is found today. The places listed are influenced by more recent migrations.
  • Use the Matches Maps page to see a map of you and your matches’ earliest known ancestors and locations.
  • Use the names and email addresses on your mtDNA – Matches page to reach out to your matches and ask them about their ethnic origins.