Maria Giuditta Commisso was born around 1874 in Gioiosa Ionica.   A descendant on the female line of Maria Giuditta Commisso 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 J of the Human Female Family Tree.  To investigate the specific sub-branch of  Haplogroup J 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  J we can say that generally is maternal origins are in the Middle East, Caucauses Mountains, or Europe.   To see this specific sub-branch, click on the link Human Female Family Tree and go to Branch  R* at the bottom of the page.  Click on that link.  That will take you to the sub-divisions of Branch R*, where you can further find sub-branch J.   You can read more about Haplogroup J and its sub-branches here on Wikipedia’s website.