Are there any members who are in the haplogroup T2b?

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in The Tree House by Doris Smith G2G6 Mach 1 (16.2k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
T2b5 here

Polish Highlander back to 1750.

25 Answers

+11 votes
There are a few pages of Spencer Wells book, "Deep Ancestry, Inside the Genographic Project," that include information about the mtDNA Haplogroup T2b. Pages 71-73 and page 101. A quote in Fig. 5, states "Frequency distribution of five major European mitochondrial haplogroups: H, K, T, U and V. These pre-Neolithic lineages all arose in or around the Middle East between 50,000 and 30,000 years ago before making their way into Western Europe."

I don't know much about the Haplogroups of WikiTree members.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)
Your earliest maternal descendant in a direct line back would have lived 30,000 to 50,000 years ago. If you assume that the average genearation has a 25 year gap to the next generation, that would be at least 1,200 generations ago and possibly as much as 2,000 generations ago.
I am a T2b as well. I have been matching with Ukraine, Russian, Italian, French, Canadian matches
Thanks for this info, Frank. I'm in the U Haplogroup.
+13 votes
Yep, hi! Here's the thing with mtDNA haplogroups: they're your mother's mother's mother's mother's mother's [ ... ] mother's mother's mother's line, going back quite far. Any link you have to a person on your mtDNA haplogroup can be and often is really, really old. Like... your 20th great grandmother, or even farther!
by G. Borrero G2G6 Pilot (127k points)
Finding someone with your same haplogroup can put you in the same ball park with them.  Finding someone with the same differences on HVR1 and HVR2, or the same full sequence differences can put you in the same section and seat row of that ball park.

mtDNA is useful in a genealogical timeframe if you also test your most distant direct maternal line cousin.
+10 votes
I'm a T2b.  My earliest known maternal ancestor lived in Karlsbad, Bohemia, then in the Holy Roman Empire, later Austria:

 FamilyTree DNA has a nice migration map of various haplogroups:
by Meg McGowan G2G6 (6.7k points)
Hello Meg,

According to your ancestry, your earliest known direct maternal line ancestor (the woman you inherited your T2b mtDNA from ) was born about 1740.

Sincerely, Peter
+10 votes
I am (T2b11) as well but have a Brick Wall on my last known ancestor,
by Seán Sloane Johnson G2G6 (6.1k points)
Only sharing your mtDNA haplogroup is not very helpful because it is very old and so lots of people who are not closely related belong to it.  Sharing your mtDNA differences from the rCRS is what is necessary for genetic genealogy.  Please add your results to MitoSearch and add your MitoSearch ID to your DNA Tests page in WikiTree.
I tested with the chromo2 at britainsdna a number of years ago. Is there a way to convert the data from britainsdna to a format that I could upload to mitosearch?
Hello Seán,

BritainsDNA's chromo2 has a Y-DNA SNP test (Fatherline) and a  mtDNA test (Motherline)

In the upper right of your WikiTree profile page click on "Has Seán taken a DNA test for genealogy?"

On the drop down menu for "Select DNA Test" choose "Other yDNA"

Enter your haplogroup (aka subtype) as reported by BritainsDNA's chromo2.

In the note field say that you were tested by BritainsDNA's chromo2 and include the approximate date of the test.

Then click on the button to "ADD TEST FOR Seán.."

Repeat the same procedure for your mtDNA test results.

Then within 24 hours you will see your  Y-DNA information automatically associated with your direct paternal line and your mtDNA information associated with your direct maternal line.

Chromo2 does not report STRs (used in YSearch) and it is not sufficiently compatible with the HVR1&2 differences from the rCRS (used in MitoSearch).  So don't attempt to enter your results in YSearch or MitoSearch.
Hello Seán,

You can disregard most of what I said because I did not realise you have already correctly entered your chromo2 information as an other DNA test.
+10 votes
I'm also T2b. My earliest know maternal ancestor I've found so far is
by Cindy Vincens G2G6 Mach 1 (12.2k points)
what is T2B is it Native

Mitochondrial DNA haplogroup T2b is likely native to Central Europe about 20,000 years ago

+10 votes
I'm also T2b, with a couple of extra mutations. My earliest known ancestor is

I'm currently trying to use mtDNA to confirm Charlotte Richardson's parents, as there are a couple of theories. I have identified one potential match who has agreed to be tested. We're just waiting for his results. On the other possible line, I've contacted some potential matches, but have yet to find someone who has agreed to be tested. Still working on it!
by Leanne Cooper G2G6 Mach 3 (38.6k points)
+9 votes
I am part of Haplog group T2b.   Diana Lance.
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by Bill Vincent G2G6 Pilot (176k points)
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I am does that mean...?
+4 votes
My maternal haplogroup is T2b, per 23andme.
by Judy Kearns G2G Crew (620 points)
+7 votes

Yep, T2b4a according to FTDNA's full sequence.

I recently also uploaded the raw data file to yFull who now also have a mitochondrial tree, and they think I'm T2b4j10

so I've added a note to my mtDNA here on WikiTree.

If you are interested in your mtDNA you might like to test full sequence at FTDNA to get a bit finer grouping than T2b, although you are probably unlikely to find matches that will help expand your knowledge of your direct maternal line within genealogical timeframes - that needs autosomal DNA usually.

by Lorna Henderson G2G6 Mach 3 (31.9k points)
+5 votes

Yep, my father from Denmark was. Yfull has him as YF63163 at

by Ole Selmer G2G6 Mach 4 (43.5k points)
edited by Ole Selmer
+4 votes
T2b5 is my MTDNA lineage.

I have found the MTDNA to be far more important than any other dna influence in my family history. It’s facinating.
by Em Amling G2G Crew (480 points)
+4 votes
Hi! T2b24 here. Don’t know much more than that, but would like to.
Hi Debbie, I also am T2b24 (FTDNA) and YFull has me as T2b24* pending a new more refined haplogroup. Did you do a full mtDNA test? If so you should upload it to YFull to see if they can also place you in a more refined group.

Just in case you are wondering - My Maternal line is from Denmark - Mid Jutland area.
+4 votes
Mine is T2b4f :) something about Corded Ware culture comes to mind...
by Raven Manners G2G6 Mach 2 (28.6k points)
+4 votes
T2b3e ancestry Moravia/Valachia/Czech Rep.
+4 votes
I am T2b haplo group
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haplogroup T2b6
by K. Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (148k points)
+2 votes
replay -full answer next
by anonymous G2G Crew (420 points)
edited by anonymous
+2 votes
I have T2b mitohondrial haplogroup

my ancestors, including  and after my great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers, were born and lived in the European part of Russia

maybe my ancestors two generations earlier, too, were born and lived in the European part of Russia
by anonymous G2G Crew (420 points)

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