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  • Ragnhild Nilsen (aft.1815 - 1902)
  • Anna Trager (aft.1881 - 1929)
    This death record from New York, 1929 could be of my Anna. The only thing wrong with it is the fact that the record states that Anna was born c. 1885 and died age 44 in the year 1929. All the census re...

For people who have tested and are assigned the maternal haplogroup K2a or who are believed to have had that maternal haplogroup based on descendants tested.

Defining Mutations

  • Coding mutations 709, 4561
  • HVR mutation 152


Haplogroup K has an estimated age of about 12,000 years. In his popular book The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes named the originator of the K haplogroup Katrine. (Source: Wikipedia, Haplogroup U (mtDNA))


Haplogroup K makes up a sizeable fraction of European and West Asian mtDNA lineages. It is now known it is actually a subclade of haplogroup U8b'K, and is believed to have first arisen in northeastern Italy. Haplogroup UK shows some evidence of being highly protective against AIDS progression.

Subclades of K

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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 to public in order to add it.