Elizabetta Agostino was born in the 1700s in Martone.  A descendant on the female line of Elizabetta Agostino—her daughter’s daughter’s daughter’s daughter’s son– took an mtDNA test for the Calabria DNA Project, to find the origin of this female line.   This participants mtDNA, which was inherited from his mother’s mother’s mother’s line way back in time, virtually unchanged from 1000s of years ago, places his maternal line overall on branch N1a of the Human Female Family Tree.  To investigate the specific sub-branch of  Haplogroup N1a his maternal line is on, we would have to test more markers on his mtDNA.   This would allow us to pinpoint her origins more precisely and more recently.   However, at this time, just by knowing his maternal line is in Haplogroup  N1a,  we can still say that generally his maternal origins are in the Arabian Peninsula.   To see this specific sub-branch, click on the link Human Female Family Tree and go to Branch  N* at the bottom of the page.  Click on that link.  That will take you to the sub-divisions of Branch N*, where you can further find sub-branch N1a.   You can read more about Haplogroup N1a and its sub-branches here on Wikipedia’s website.

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