Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My mtDNA results!

A few days ago, I got the results back from my Family Tree DNA mtFullSequence test, the most detailed mtDNA test available. It turns out I'm in haplogroup H1c1.

So, I guess the next step is to start contacting matches and seeing if we have any common names in our maternal lines. A few matches contacted me as soon as my results were ready, but sadly we haven't found any connections yet. But there are plenty left to try; I have 144 matches that match in HVR1, HVR2, and the coding region, and 45 of them are exact matches! Since apparently those have a 50% chance of being related to me within 6 generations, surely I must find something.

What I'd really like would be if everyone in my haplogroup had their maternal lines on WikiTree, so we could all easily compare and connect our trees together! I think I'll mention that idea to the people I talk to, and see if they'll either join and put up their tree, or give me a GEDCOM of their maternal lines that I could manage on WikiTree for them. A DNA project like that could be really interesting!

In the meantime, for the sake of anyone who finds this post when googling H1c1 because it's also their haplogroup, here's my direct maternal line. Do let me know if you see any names from your tree here!

updated live from WikiTree


  1. Happy Blogiversary!

    Regards, Grant

    1. Oh my goodness, I'd forgotten! Thanks! :)

    2. I just got my DNA results from 23&me. I am H1c1 on my mother's side. All the ancestry that I know of is based in Poland. And I can trace back to my great-grandparents, 1860's and earlier. I recognize no one on your tree. I can't even go back to g,g,g,g,g-mothers on mine. Cheers. Thaddeus (Ted) Kopacki I'm 75.

  2. Hi, I'm H1C1 too, on my maternal side, according to 23andme. Unfortunately I don't recognize any surnames on your tree. My mother's side is from England/Wales, and came to the U.S. in the 1700s. Surnames Latham & Collver. The origins of H1C1 seem to be debated throughout the web! All the best, Amy

  3. Hello, I found this result on a Google search. My mother got a free 23 and Me test because she is part of a research project--they are studying a disease she has. We found out that her (and therefore my) maternal haplogroup is also H1C1. This would have come to us by way of our Swedish ancestry, since my mom's maternal grandmother is full Swedish. Perhaps some of our Swedish ancestors are related.

  4. Margaret Shaffer BeaumontFebruary 10, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Hello, I also found your post while doing a search on Google. I recently received my maternal Haplogroup results from 23andme and I also fall in the H1C1 group. I have my family tree posted on and my maternal line goes back to before 1000AD. Because we were descended from royalty, they kept wonderful records for my maternal line, so it was quite easy to trace them. My 9th great grandfather, Griffith Owen, was a physician who served on the Philadelphia Council and was an acquaintance of William Penn. His family came from Wales where they were royalty and lived in a castle. Some of my ancestors in this line were the king and queen of Denmark and a princess in Sweden. Good luck!

  5. I also recently found I am in the H1c1 group. I know what the H means, but not the c. It would have come from my mother's family. I can trace them to Wales and Sweden. Seems a couple of us can trace Welsh and Swedish ancestry in this line

  6. Hi! I am also H1c1 on my mothers side, but my Fathers side is supposedly direct descendant of Mary, Queen of Scots. How funny they are all tied together!
    We are also from the Philadelphia area.