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  • Lijsbeth Arabus, SM/PROG (c.1645 - d.)
    Lijsbeth Arabus - a 'royal' Madagascar slave, gifted by Admiral PN de la Roche St. Andre, to Maria de la Queillerie in 1656 at the Cape; transaction later revoked & Lijsbeth & sister Cornelia became pr...
  • Elizabeth Johanna Bezuidenhout (c.1857 - d.)
    L3b - test result from 23andMe L3b3 - test result from Family Tree DNA "Ongekoppeldes" SAG v10 p94 Her parents are based on the names of the children. It is extremely unlikely that another set of p...

The purpose of this project is to document the maternal lineage of all people with the coding mutation at 10086 and the HVR-1 motif 16124-16278-16362. These markers define the mtDNA haplogroup currently designated L3b, a subgroup of Haplogroup L3.

Defining Mutations

  • Coding mutations3450, 5773, 6221, 9449, 10086, 13914A, 15311, 15824, 15944d
  • HVR mutations 16124, 16278, 16362


Haplogroup L3b is a human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup. It has an estimated age of 6,500 years. In his popular book The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes named the originator of the L haplogroup Lara.


Migrants carried L3b across what is now the Sahara Desert to the Mediterranean coast, and across the sea to the Near East. Today L3b is most common in West Africa. In contrast, its parent group L3 is most common in East Africa. L3 is also found among African-Americans.

Subclades of L3

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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.