Giuseppa Oppedisano was born around 1820 in Martone.    A descendant on the female line of Giuseppa Oppedisano—her 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 H13a1a2a of the Human Female Family Tree.  This sub-branch of Haplogroup H occurs in the Caucauses Mountains, the Middle East, and in Italy.   To see this specific sub-branch, click on the link Human Female Family Tree and go to Branch  R0 at the bottom of the page.  Click on that link.  That will take you to the sub-divisions of Branch R0, where you can further find sub-branch H13.    Giuseppa Oppedisano’s specific Haplogroup of H13a1a2a probably first appeared in the Caucauses Mountain area.    Her maternal line came from this part of the world.   You can read more about Haplogroup H and its sub-branches here on Wikipedia’s website.