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mtDNA Haplogroup I

For all those who are members of, or interested in mitochondrial haplogroup I, which is passed down in the maternal line. Our haplogroup is widespread in Europe and Western Eurasia, but is nowhere common, rarely reaching 5% of any population.

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Started by Susan McCrary. Last reply by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks Apr 8, 2012. 2 Replies

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Comment by Joy Rehm Benninghoven on May 28, 2019 at 5:04pm

Hi.. I'm mt I2a  I haven't gotten my tree very far back.. 1824 Sarah Payne AL.  Wish me good luck My mom & gmom were SHORT  families. Pictured are my 3 grands...Joy

Comment by Don Rose on May 27, 2019 at 10:36am

Haplogroup I2a3

Principally a European haplogroup, haplogroup I is detected at very low frequency across west Eurasia with slightly greater representation in northern and western Europe. Given its wide, but sparse, distribution, it is likely that it was present in those populations that first colonized Europe. This hypothesis is supported by the estimate its age—approximately 30,000 years.

Comment by Carol Dunn on November 27, 2018 at 3:09pm

Skip MTDNA test and go for the Family Finder. It is on sale.

Comment by Carol Dunn on November 27, 2018 at 3:06pm

Ok. FTDNA matches with descendanta of ancient ancestors, I have 4 matches.

I upgraded to the Family Finder, now have over 700. Upgrade right now,

the price is cheap for the holidays.

Comment by Kate Bjarno on November 26, 2018 at 6:48pm

Hello ,

 I  have mtdna haplo group 12. I tested over 2 years ago and still not one match on ftdna at any level.

 My maternal line is  completely Scandinavian,  I have a current roadblock on my maternal line . 

Anna Kiær (born Hansdatter)
Direct ancestor (7 generations) from Denmark.. is as far as I can get at the moment  but will keep trying. I was told by the lady at the ftdna group my dna has the mutations to make a new branch which is why I have never had any matches. I was meant to upload them to a page for research but I got distracted by life and never did it.
 I have a cousin match from another branch on my  dna who is also from I ..12 she is from sweden. 
Look forward to  chatting with you all . I guess we all somewhere down the line had the same  grandmother!!

Comment by Holly Kendrick on March 8, 2018 at 6:54pm

I am I2a. My 3rd  great grandmother was Elizabeth Goose, born in Norfolk,East Anglia, UK in October 1810. Her mother was Mary Harn or Hurn. Perhaps I2a ancestors came via Scandinavia to East Anglia or possibly from eastern Europe/Russia and migrated over the centuries and came over with William the Conqueror. after 1066AD. There is a distinct lack of data for this haplogroup at the moment. Anyone else I2a?

Comment by Bonnie Burdick on September 10, 2016 at 8:09am
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Susan McCrary
How do I enter my DNA into the I database you have on this site?
Jun 27, 2010

Angela Davis-Smith
My maternal line is from Scotland back to at least the 1600s. Appearance is brunettes, beige skin which mine is more towards ivory. Have non descript eye colour, my dad has blue eyes and mums was brown before she had a head injury, then turned hazel and has had eye sight problems ever since. My sister has brown eyes, older brother has green, younger brother has hazel. Mine are a combination of blue and grey but can look green or purplely depending on the colour of the clothes I wear. I also have gold flecks around the pupil inherited from my mum. Can't remember grandma's eye colour, she has pasted away aged 89. This side of the family is short, my sister and I are 5' 5 but mum is 5' 2 and grandma would have been around the same. Pear shape is our trait as well, gain weight in the bottom half while still small on the top half.
Mar 23, 2012

Bonnie Burdick
From extensive reading, I've learned Hap group I and I1a appear 25k years ago after the last glacial maximum and migrated north from the Balkans. Iberia. Italian pensula and England to the Baltic, at that time the Baltic was s Sea and Doggerland existed between Englsnd and Europe. A glacial meltdown in North America sent a tidal wAve across the Atlantic sinking this terra below the water.
Hap I is found on Engksnd Denmark Sweden Balkans Finland. It us a rare group referred to as Viking gene: less than 8 - 10% of world population.
A main factor is longevity and great health excepting arthritis.
Vikings were extensive travelers and yet this hap group I is mostly in northern Europe.

My last paper trail leads to s dmdll town near the Elbe River, 1736, Hollensted, Prussia. This town is very close to the Baltic. I have a DNA exact match Hrv 1 and 2 in Finland. Her family fled Russia during a period of turmoil. My my Mtdna test was thru National Geo project years ago. The Baltic today has a great deal of cross traffic and always has. I have smithery exact match who's line was in N Germany and then the Switzerland:Barbara van der Lide.
The Neolithic culture associated with this time was Gravettian. An artistic group. NOT Neanderthal! Also referred to as 'corded ware ' perhaps Hallstatt.
Not certain of this
Believe tall blond but nature always makes exceptions Nordic people were viewed as Giants
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Comment by Joanne Giardino on September 9, 2016 at 7:23pm
I am halogroup I3. Looks like I a, the only one. Farthest back I go is Mary Dinneen & her mother Mary Lahey. B about 1830 in Ireland. Where in Ireland, ??
Comment by Carol Dunn on November 29, 2015 at 5:13pm
Iris is a very rare MTDNA. I have very few matches as well. All I know is that the DNA originated in the Scandinavian area and moved south into Europe. I 1a 1c
Comment by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks on November 28, 2015 at 5:41pm

Welcome, Frank!  As more people get tested, I hope you will get passed that brick wall.


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