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  • Ann Harriet Poulter (1810 - 1883)
    NOTE BY JAN A JONES: Source in respect of date of birth and date of death: HENRY JONES JNR FAMILY BIBLE (1872)
  • Johanna Haester, SM/PROG (bef.1667 - c.1720)
    ... have a baptism entry for her in Leiden 30 11 1667 (Anna Haster) - where the name is spelt HASTER, HASTERS, HARSTER - Doopboek Pieterskerk 1664-1681 Overberg Families HJ Engela 65831 Adriaan VA...
  • Julia Ann Town (1832 - 1919)
    Based on genetic testing of a female-line descendant, her mtDNA haplogroup was H5a. Her mother's maiden name and town of birth were unknown.On June 6, 1849, Julia married William Town in Dorset, Bennin...
  • Anne Andersdatter Trae (1657 - c.1720)
    mtDNA haplogroup H5a1 as per maternal line descentseljord bygdebok p 591 II
  • Catherine Swan (c.1769 - 1854)
    Catherine Swan was living with her Daughter jane and son-in-law Charles Dickinson in Edmonton in 1841 - aged 70 and Independant.In 1851 she was still living with Charles and Jane - aged 81 - born Aldga...

For people who have tested and are assigned the maternal haplogroup H5 or who are believed to have had that maternal haplogroup based on descendants tested.

Defining Mutations

  • HVR mutation 16304


In his popular book The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes named the originator of this mtDNA haplogroup Helena.


(to be added)

Subclades of H

There are currently almost 40 defined subclades of H. For the defining SNPs see

Famous Members

  • TBA

How to Participate

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