Genealogy Projects tagged with mtdna south africa on the Geni Family Tree

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  • South African mtDNA - Female Progenitors

    A mitochondrial DNA test (mtDNA test) traces a person's matrilineal or mother-line ancestry using the DNA in his or her mitochondria. mtDNA is passed down by the female, unchanged, to all her children. Her daughters will pass it onto all of their children, but her sons will not. Your mtDNA-line is therefore your mother's mother's mother etc; and your mtDNA South African Progenitor is the fir...

  • R5a2 (Mitochondrial DNA)

    To participate in this project, join or follow the project, add your oldest known ancestor who belonged to this haplogroup, & yourself. The profile must be set to public in order to add it. 'Possible time of origin: Age: 16,277.0 ± 5,754.0; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b) Possible place of origin: Undetermined Parent Branch: R5a Descendants branch(s): R5a2a R5a2b Distribution: Prevalent especial...