The following descriptions provide brief overviews of each main mtDNA haplogroup's origin and geographic distribution. Haplogroup A Haplogroup A is found in eastern Eurasia and throughout the Americas. This haplogroup was present in the populations [...]
To find which version of a heteroplasmic mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) result is original and which is newer, you need to test other descendants of your direct maternal ancestor. The non-heteroplasmic variant that is most common [...]
The Daughters of Eve are named after some of the major haplogroups, but the names are arbitrary. The names usually begin with the same letter as the haplogroup name. We identify the haplogroup itself.
The closeness of a mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) match depends on the matching level. Matches at higher levels are more likely to be recent. The table below shows the expected time to a common ancestor with [...]
The only way to find a connection with your match is by comparing your genealogies. In many cultures, women changed names with marriage. Therefore, it is important to compare geographic locations alongside genealogical information and surnames.
Yes. There are two exceptions to the alphanumeric naming of mitochondrial haplogroups. The first is the use of a zero (0) in the name to indicate that a branch is being inserted between what was a [...]