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Torc Seanathair
08-01-2014, 10:53 PM
My haplogroup is H3b1b1. My earliest known maternal ancestor is Mary E "Mollie" Williams, b. 1851 in Lake County, Tennessee. Looking at my matches on FTDNA, my best guess is that the line came from Western Ireland before arriving in North America. Who else is H3, H3b?

01-12-2015, 01:59 PM

I recently took a 23andMe autosomal test. The initial results came back this weekend, and they showed that my Haplogroup is H3. I had no idea that 23andMe would be giving me that information. I had briefly considered taking the mtDNA at Family Finder, but I have been so focused on searching for my unknown biological father, that I just put that on the back burner. I attempted to find out a bit about H3, and read that, among Europe's current population, that it is found at the highest levels in different areas of Spain. My maternal line, as far as I have been able to determine, were Scots-Irish and English.

10-12-2017, 11:42 AM
I got H3b as well. Though It seems to be more common in the Atlantic zone, it's not that rare in Finland either. I'm guessing it's either a neolithic or mesolithic Iberian origin or am I completely off?

10-12-2017, 06:17 PM
ancient dna h3b occurrences i think it is the proto- germanic branch of mtdna h3

B]Bell Beaker Germany Alberstedt [ALB 1]
2371-2282 BC


Denmark Falshoj [RISE71] M 2196-2023 BC 203,604

H3b 263G, 750G, 1438G, 2581G, 3107T, 15326G, 16519C Allentoft 2

10-12-2017, 06:30 PM
ancient dna h3b occurrences i think it is the proto- germanic branch of mtdna h3

Interesting, my maternal ancestry is from southern ostrobothnia which has been speculated of having some polish/east-german geneflow during the merovingian era ca. 1000 AD (lots of r1a and Vendic placenames). Perhaps there's a connection, perhaps not.