The Haplogroup H&HV mtGenome Project: H1- Background



Welcome to the H1 mtDNA Full Genomic Sequence (mtGenome) Project.

Unlike other branches of the mega-haplogroup H, the defining mutation for H1 (3010A) has likely happened many times in the history of H. This recurrent nature of H1 adds an extra layer of complexity to understanding our direct maternal origins within H1 and its sub-branches.

H1 encompasses an important fraction of Western European mtDNA, reaching its local peak among contemporary Basques  and appearing at a high frequency among other Iberians and North Africans. Its frequency is above 10% in many other parts of Europe (France, Sardinia, British Isles, Alps, large portions of Eastern Europe), and above 5% in nearly all the continent. Its subclade H1b is most common in eastern Europe and NW Siberia.] So far, the highest frequency of H1 - 61%- has been found among the Tuareg of the Fezzan region in .Libya.

To join you must:

  • Have Results from the mtDNA Full Genomic Sequence test at Family Tree DNA.
  • Have your HVR1, HVR2, and Coding Region results turned on.

General Fund

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 185
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 362
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 202
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 328
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 1011
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 150
Maternal Ancestor Information 1392
mtDNA 1483
mtDNA Full Sequence 1428
mtDNA Plus 1471
mtDNA Subgroups 299
Paternal Ancestor Information 1232
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 266
Total Members 1530
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 14
WTY 25
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 212
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 118
Y-DNA Subgroups 24
Y-DNA111 316
Y-DNA12 696
Y-DNA25 685
Y-DNA37 681
Y-DNA67 605