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mtdna haplogroup T

A place for those in mtdna haplogroup T to exchange notes, ask questions, and learn more about their maternal ancestors. Includes all subgroups of haplogroup T.

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mtdna Haplogroup T

Haplogroup T is believed to have lived in Northern Italy approximately 17,000 years ago. Bryan Sykes, author of the book "Seven Daughters of Eve" named this group "Tara".

Tara's people would have come from the Near East, with her descendents spreading all over Europe.

There are currently five subgroups identified within haplogroup T: T1, T2, T3, T4, T5

Haplogroup T is believed to have branched from haplogroup JT which gave rise to haplogroup J, with a distinguishing factor between the two being an additional mutation at HVR1 16294 which defines haplogroup T and a mutation at HVR1 16069, which defines haplogroup J.

Haplogroup T is considered to be one of the main genetic signatures of the Neolithic expansions. It is currently found in high concentrations around the Eastern Baltic Sea, and accounts for slightly less than 10% of modern day Europeans. Its branches are widely distributed throughout Southern and Western Europe with particularly high concentrations in Ireland and west of Britain. According to the Genographic Project, haplogroup T has a very wide spread distribution, and is present as far east as the Indus Valley bordering India and Pakistan and as far south as the Arabian Peninsula.

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Share your mtdna results! 3 Replies

The results of my mtdna test are:HVR1:16126 C16218 T16287 T16294 T16296 T16304 C16519 CHVR2:73 G146 C263 G309.1 C315.1 CAny matches out there?Continue

Started by Dawn. Last reply by Della A. Beaver Sep 25, 2012.

Haplogroup T2, mtDNA-16126C,18172C,16254T,16304C,16519C. 2 Replies

I am a T2, of Northern German descent. Some family came to the US in 1839. Some served in the Civil War. Looking for others with similar mtDNA.

Started by Ingrid Fetkoeter. Last reply by Rosemary Jul 7, 2012.

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Comment by Rosemary on August 28, 2012 at 7:16am
Im trying to find out the same Kim, I never met my birth father and there aren't any males to test. Best to ask your DNA company..I think family finder might tell about his mother? Not sure
Comment by Rosemary on August 28, 2012 at 7:13am
16126C 16294T 16296T 16304C 16519C

These are mine..
Comment by Kimberly on August 27, 2012 at 10:41pm

Is there any other testing I can have done to find out more about my heritage, if there is no male for testing available,  can anything be found out, I have no information at all on my birth fathers side?

Comment by Kimberly on August 27, 2012 at 10:39pm

I had was in the Genographic project and my Haplogroup T number are:

16126C, 16294T, 16296T, 16304C, 16465T, 16519C.

Any matches? 

Comment by Rosemary on August 17, 2012 at 1:41pm
I haven't upgraded to that yet but plan to in the next coming months
Comment by Rosemary on August 17, 2012 at 1:29pm
Sarah...a lot of my matches are ashkenazi and sephardic Jews so that makes perfect sense to me.
Comment by Linda Lea Christ on August 17, 2012 at 1:28pm

Anyone with autosomal dna test results?

Mine are:

D8S1179= 8/10

D21S11= 28/31.2

D7S820= 8/10

CSF1P0= 12/12

D3S1358= 15/18

TH01= 9/9.3

D13S317= 11/11 (match to Saka Princess)

D16S539= 12/12

D2S1338= 20/25

D19S433= 14/15

vWA= 14/16

TPOX= 8/11

D18S51= 15/16

D5S818= 11/11

FGA= 20/22


LPL= 11/11

F13B= 9/10

FES/FPS= 11/11

F13A01= 7/7

PENTA_D: 11/12


information I found indicates that I am ancient scythian, german, ukraine, Kurgan, Siberian, Sarmatian, Sauromatian, Pazyryk, Amazonian, Enaree, (eurasian nomadic) ancient Viking.

NOTE: see the following numbers:



LPL= 11/11


Anyone out there know what this could possibly mean? 11/11's seems like unusual repeats to me.

CSF1PO= 12/12


more unusual repeats???



I found that I have high percentages of the following ethnic peoples:

Belgian, Netherlands, Croatia, Swedish, Oryol, Russian, Norway, U.K., Catalonia, Spain; Estonia, Czech; Belarus, Ireland, Moscow, Russia

TH01=9/9.3 are both matches to Hans Sigismund.

I think I found 28 matches with Maria, the Danish Princess who is the mother of Tzar Nicholas II of Russia.



check to see how many sequences or mutations you match up with.


Comment by Sarah Walls on August 17, 2012 at 1:10pm

@Rosemary Michelle Furtaw: A possible interpretation of your dream. I am T2 but have discovered that I have Jewish ancestry. J is a Jewish haplogroup. Perhaps you are T2 but also have Jewish roots represented by J.

Comment by Linda Lea Christ on August 17, 2012 at 1:01pm

Coding Region numbers for me:

709A; 750G; 1438G; 1766C; 1888A; 2706G; 4216C; 4769G; 4917G; 7028T; 7337A;8697A; 8860G; 10463C; 11251G; 11719A; 11812G; 13368A; 13834G; 14766T; 14798C; 14905A; 15326G; 15452A; 15607G; 15928A.

Comment by Linda Lea Christ on August 17, 2012 at 12:58pm

Here are my HVR2 numbers:

73G; 195C; 263G; 309.1C; 315.1C; 507C


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