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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.

Discussion Forum

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 Linda Lea Christ on August 17, 2012 at 12:57pm

My HVR1 numbers are:

16126C; 16188T; 16209C; 16257T; 16294T; 16296T; 16519C.

Comment by Rosemary on July 7, 2012 at 2:55pm

Something strange I want to share with the group...some months ago before the results came in for my mtdna from FTDNA I had a dream that I was haplogroup J but when the results came in it showed T2 but that it had come from J...I was really surprised by that.

Comment by Gábor Balogh on November 25, 2011 at 12:38pm

My results are:
16126C 16129A 16294T 16296T 16304C 16519C 

Comment by Lindsay Wakefield on November 23, 2011 at 3:58pm

Thank you.  Much appreciated


Comment by Dawn on November 22, 2011 at 7:38pm

Here are a couple of sites to try to run matches on (all are free to join/create a profile):


Try these out-just for fun! And yes, a degree is helpful in making sense of all of this, for sure! I'm in the medical field, so was able to generally grasp it, but when it came to getting into the "nitty gritty", I had to consult my grandfather, who is a  Biologist (thank God). Otherwise, it's like reading Japenese. :) Hope you have fun on those sites! If I can answer any other questions, just let me know!


Comment by Lindsay Wakefield on November 22, 2011 at 6:46pm

I haven't tried any other sites.  Are there any sites that you like more than others? I saw something about J and T being connected, but the map I was given from genographic program was that it showed my ancestors leaving africa with L3 going to the N* heading up from r and eventually getting to T.  I wish I understood this better.  I think you need a degree to actually understand this.  hehe. 


Comment by Dawn on November 22, 2011 at 6:35pm

Actually, haplogroup T stems from haplogroup "J". The science behind maternal dna really is complicated and can be VERY hard to understand. I have a hard time explaining it so that others understand what I'm trying to say :) I would say, however, that your ability to trace your maternal ancestors back to France at some point does go hand in hand with your dna results. One thing to remember about maternal dna-it's tracing your maternal ancestry back more than 50,000 years ago. Have you tried running your dna for matches on different websites? You might get lucky and find a common maternal ancestor with someone whose dna matches yours. I've had a few matches and was lucky enough to be able to trace a common ancestor with two of them. If you haven't tried it, I'd definitely suggest you play around with that-very cool :)


Comment by Lindsay Wakefield on November 22, 2011 at 6:29pm

Thanks for the information.  It so far has been over my head so to speak.  I do know that my mothers ancestors were from France at some point.  Other than that, I really don't know. Is it true that since we are from the T group that we made our way via L3-N*-R-T or did we make it there different ways?  I do want to upgrade my mtDNA and get more info.  It is so interesting.  Thank you again!!


Comment by Dawn on November 22, 2011 at 5:50pm

Hi Lindsay! Welcome to the group! :) I can hopefully enlighten you a little. Here's what I can tell you as far as where your markers are most prominent (based on about 152 different populations:


16182 through 16298 seem to be most prominent among the French and Portuguese as well as in the Azores and Macedonia.

16559 also seems to come along with Mediterreanan descent (although I'm not certain).

What do you know about your maternal ancestry? My matches are also VERY heavy in Portugal, Macedonia, Azores and Spain.


Comment by Lindsay Wakefield on November 22, 2011 at 4:34pm

Hi guys.  I have my HVR1 mtDNA, which I am not too familiar with.  I see se all have the 16126c, but as for that, I differ.  Mine are 16126c, 16182c, 16183c, 16189c, 16294t, 16296t, 16298c, 16559c.  If anyone could enlighten me on this info it would be greatly appreciated.    


Lindsay Wakefield


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