Paternal haplogroups are families of Y chromosomes that all trace back to a single mutation at a specific place and time. By looking at the geographic distribution of these related lineages, we learn how our ancient male ancestors migrated throughout the world. Haplogroup: R1b1b2, a subgroup of R1b1 Age: 17,000 years Region: Europe Example Populations: Irish, Basques, British, French Highlight: R1b1b2 is the most common haplogroup in western Europe, with distinct branches in specific regions. Haplogroups of You and Your Connections R1b1b2a1... Jibri Howard
Maternal haplogroups are families of mitochondrial DNA types that all trace back to a single mutation at a specific place and time. By looking at the geographic distribution of mtDNA types, we learn how our ancient female ancestors migrated throughout the world.
- Haplogroup: L3f, a subgroup of L3
- Age: less than 50,000 years
- Region: Northern, Eastern, Coastal Western Africa
- Example Populations: Yoruba, Fulbe, African Americans
- Highlight: Haplogroup L3f is widely distributed across the Sahel belt of Africa.