The mtDNA Haplogroup U1b is extremly rare in Norway. But some examples are found.
The goal of this group is to identify the orgin or find the oldest known common ancestor with mtDNA U1b in Norway. And get more people that in theory have U1b as their maternal haplogroup to test themselves and confirm it.
What profiles can be added to the project:
- Ancestors in the direct maternal line of tested persons with the U1b haplogroup.
- Females in a direct maternal relationship downwards of the tested line. (Sisters, or female children of a female in the first rule)
- Maternal lineages that have its orgin in Norway with U1b, but today exists outside of Norway
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_U_(mtDNA)] : Haplogroup U1 seems to appear mostly in the Middle East; however low frequency results appear scattered throughout Europe particularly in the Mediterranean. U1 is found in Svanetia (Georgia, Caucasus) at 4.2%. U1a in particular is found from India to Europe, but is extremely rare among the northern and Atlantic fringes of Europe including the British Isles and Scandinavia. Several examples in Tuscany have been noted. In India U1a has been found in the Kerala region. U1b has a similar spread but is rarer than U1a. Some examples of U1b have been found among Jewish diaspora. U1a and U1b appear in equal frequency in eastern Europe