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mtdna haplogroup T


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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Latest Activity: Jun 11, 2017

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 Beryl Meehan on October 31, 2011 at 3:57pm

Hello! My mtDNA 16126C,16140C,16189C,16294T,16296T,16311C,16519T and then 73A,263A,309.1C,315.1C

Beryl Meehan


Comment by Mona Romans on May 24, 2011 at 4:07pm
I just joined this group and am thrilled to find it.  I have had the Family Finder test done through and it lists my heritage as 92 % British and 8% Middle Eastern of all things.  I am T.  I will try to provide my test results next time I am on this site.

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