Wikipedia:WikiProject Human Genetic History

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The Human Genetic History Wiki-Project



Welcome to WikiProject Human Genetic History. Some Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Human genetic history and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.

Goals and Scope


  • Improve Wikipedia's coverage of human genetic history.
  • Create guidelines for articles about human genetic history.


  • The project covers all articles related to human genetic history, including articles about:
    • Human MtDNA and Y-DNA haplogroups
    • Model haplotypes
    • Genetics articles relating to human population genetics or genetic genealogy (examples: SNPs, single tandem repeat, etc.)
    • Other genetic traits that vary among human populations
    • Comparative Anthropoid Evolution.

Discussion of this WikiProjects creation: Proposal


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Tools and Templates


Materials (Harvard References, Linkouts, etc)

(e.g. Arredi; et al. (2004), "A Predominantly Neolithic Origin for Y-Chromosomal DNA Variation in North Africa", American Journal of Human Genetics, 75: 338–345  )
Composite List of Papers Cited

Allele, Haplotype, or Haplogroup page organization


Typical structure of the article about haplogroup:


[Some info about origins.]


[Subclades tree]-try to create a cladogram image.


[Info about the distribution by regions and ethnic groups]


[Frequency table]


[Technical specifications of SNP and STR mutations]

==Modal haplotype(s)==

[Modal haplotype(s) within the haplogroup according to examples found in populations]

== Surnames==

[Popular surnames of haplogroup members.]

HGH tagged pages

Please help the HGH Project by reading the Wiki guidelines and assessing the quality of these articles.
Please help promote these articles by editing better articles.

All Human Genetic History articles by importance

All Human Genetic History articles by quality

(See templates and tools, an HGH stub is available)

Recently Edited Articles that are part of the HGH.


Things to be done

related projects


Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

External watchlist