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HV9 (Mitochondrial DNA)

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This project is a meeting place for users who share the HV9 Mitochondrial DNA haplogroup, which means they are related along their maternal lines. Users in this group may want to share their family trees with each other to find overlaps and merge duplicate profiles in order to join or expand the World Family Tree and discover new relatives.


HV9 is a subclade of the large R0 haplogroup.

Time to Most Recent Common Ancestor HV9

Haplogroup HV9 is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 3,400 and 12,800 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

mtDNA SNP Reference Trees


Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)

Family Tree DNA mtDNA Full Genomic Sequence testing is recommended to confirm mtDNA haplogroup HV9 ($199 USD; $139 USD on sale). See ISOGG mtDNA testing comparison chart.

Autosomal DNA (atDNA)

atDNA testing can help locate additional candidates for testing.


Though mtDNA is generally passed from mothers to their offspring, recent studies indicate mtDNA can also be passed from fathers to their offspring.

This is a similar problem to using the X Chromosome to determine Matrilineality.


It is recommended you share your FASTA files with YFull.

If you have an Autosomal DNA kit (atDNA), it is recommended you share your kit with GEDmatch & FamilyTreeDNA.

DNA Results Geni Profile Linking

How do I link Family Tree DNA test results to my profile?

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