For people who have tested and are assigned the maternal haplogroup H1 or who are believed to have had that maternal haplogroup based on descendants tested.
- Coding mutation 3010
In his popular book The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes named the originator of this mtDNA haplogroup Helena.
Subhaplogroup H1 encompasses an important fraction of Western European mtDNA, reaching its local peak among Basques (27.8%) and being also very important among other Iberians, North Africans and Sardinians.
It is above 10% in many other parts of Europe (France, British Isles, Alps, large portions of Eastern Europe) and above 5% in nearly all the continent. Its subclade H1b is most common in Eastern Europe and NW Siberia. The highest frequency of H1 found so far in the world (61%) were observed in the Tuareg of the Fezzan region in Libya.
H1 has many subclades with different distribution.
Subclades of H
There are currently almost 40 defined subclades of H. For the defining SNPs see Phylotree.org
- (to be added)
How to Participate
To participate in this project, join or follow the project, add your oldest known ancestor who belonged to this haplogroup. The profile must be set public in order to add it.