Welcome to the mtDNA ANCESTRAL ORIGINS database! This section displays the countries of origin reported by the people whom you match from both our research and customer databases. Your list of matches represents the range of places in which relatives of your ancestors may have lived. Current scientific research considers differences in positions 309 and 315 in the HVR2 region to be genealogically insignificant, so they are ignored in High Resolution and Full Sequence match comparisons.
For information purposes, the Recent Ancestral Origins search also displays results that are matches from both the research database and Family Tree DNA customers. Entries from the research database typically include only base pairs 16001 to 16400, while our tests include the full spectrum of HVR-1 which is 16001 to 16569, so both near and exact matches are listed below.
The chart displays:
Each country from which you have matches
The number of people you match for each country and comment combination
Any additional information your matches provided about their origins
The total number of people you match from that country
The total number of people who have reported this as their country of origin
The percent of the people we have tested from this country who match you
How to read this chart:
The following is an example of how to correctly interpret your matches below:
You match 1 person out of 559 people from Austria, this is 0.2% of the population tested from Austria.