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 24
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 73
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 20
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 71
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 11
Maternal Ancestor Information 85
mtDNA 99
mtDNA Full Sequence 69
mtDNA Plus 87
mtDNA Subgroups 7
Paternal Ancestor Information 81
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 13
Total Members 112
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 5
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 3
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 1
Y-DNA Subgroups 0
Y-DNA111 13
Y-DNA12 42
Y-DNA25 40
Y-DNA37 39
Y-DNA67 26