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  • Aaltjen Wilterdink (1738 - 1799)
    In 1748 woonden op Onninkhuijsken: Hendrik age 59 & wife Geesken age 44 are living with daughters Aaltjen age 9 and Derksken age 5 and Son Berent age 1.
  • John Adams of Plymouth Colony (1600 - c.1633)
    MTDNA Haplogroup H (as per Karen ) Great Migration Begins Vol. I; Died between Jul 1 and Oct 24,1633; Plymouth Colony, Its History & People, 1620-1691, by Eugene Aubrey Stratton: Arriving in 16...
  • Helga Leinotar (c.1704 - d.)
    DNA ... Haplogroup H
  • Estrid Margrethe Svendsdatter av Danmark, Princess of Denmark (997 - 1074)
    Estrid Margarete Svendsdatter (Estrith, Astrith) was a Danish princess, daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard and sister of Cnut. As the wife of Ulf Jarl[1], she was the mother of Sweyn II of Denmark (...

For people who have tested and are assigned the maternal haplogroup H or who are believed to have had that maternal haplogroup based on descendants tested.

Defining Mutations

G2706A and T7028C


Haplogroup H has an estimated age of about 25,000 to 30,000 years. In his popular book The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes named the originator of this mtDNA haplogroup Helena. It is the most common haplogroup in Europe; about half of all people with European origin belong to this group.


FromNatGEO: "Mitochondrial haplogroup H is a predominantly European haplogroup that originated outside of Europe before the last glacial maximum (LGM). It first expanded in the northern Near East and southern Caucasus between 33,000 and 26,000 years ago, and later migrations from Iberia suggest it reached Europe before the LGM. It has also spread to Siberia and Inner Asia. Today, about 40% of all mitochondrial lineages in Europe are classified as haplogroup H."

Subclades of H

There are currently 100s of defined subclades of H. For the defining SNPs see mtDNAcommunity or People with haplogroup H will normally need a Full Sequence test (FMS) to find their subgroup of H.

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To participate in this project, join or follow the project, add your oldest known ancestor in the direct maternal line who belonged to this haplogroup. The profile must be set to public in order to add it.