South African mtDNA Project Website- Background



South African mtDNA


Welcome to the South African mtDNA FTDNA Project Group. If you want a mtDNA test or have already had a mtDNA test, and if you or one of your female ancestors were born in Southern Africa, then you are welcome to join.

The project was started in September 2008. Results are classified by region, as can be found here, for example:

For more information, read the FAQ on Family Tree DNA. There are also a number of useful articles in Wikipedia.

I also recommend the books "Trace your roots with DNA" by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak and Ann Taylor; and books by Spencer Wells and/or Bryan Sykes (particularly "Seven Daughters Of Eve").

If you have ideas to improve this project, or if you are experienced with mtDNA and wish to join this project as an administrator, please contact the current administrators.

General Fund

Current balance: $0.00

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 7
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 23
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 68
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 19
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 65
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 10
Maternal Ancestor Information 79
mtDNA 92
mtDNA Full Sequence 62
mtDNA Plus 80
mtDNA Subgroups 7
Paternal Ancestor Information 74
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 14
Total Members 102
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 4
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 3
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 1
Y-DNA Subgroups 0
Y-DNA111 13
Y-DNA12 39
Y-DNA25 37
Y-DNA37 36
Y-DNA67 24