Specific Is 100% Better. Really. 🙌🏿

We know African DNAAs the pioneers of genetic ancestry tracing for Black people globally, we can reconnect you to your specific African roots–the country and the people. Our strength is based on owning the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of African DNA... with over 33,000 lineages across 400 ethnic groups. Why Ancestral Specificity Over Ancestral Makeups?We create more meaningful connections to Africa and transformative experiences for those searching for a deeper sense of identity. We help you discover the people, cultures, and traditions that truly help you remember and define who you are.Specific Is 100% Better. Really. 🙌🏿What we're...

#WhatWereNotAboutToDoIs... Sell or Share Data! 🙅🏿‍♂️

We know three things are undoubtedly true:  1. When Black people were stolen from their native lands, they were stripped of many things. Most importantly, we believe, is that they – we – were stripped of our identities. Not only were many of our surnames forcibly replaced with a title of ownership, we lost our connections to the generational ties we once knew. For many of us, we don’t know where our great-great-greats were from. Our connection to the knowledge of where and how they lived have been pilfered.   2. Some Black people are hesitant to reconnect out of fear that their...

Diallo's Story: Helping others connect to self, to Africa and ...

This is a story of a continual journey–one of self-discovery, dual-country living and helping others connect to self and to home in Africa.If you’ve been around the African Ancestry family for a while, we’re pretty sure you’ve heard of Diallo Sumbry. He’s the Head of Travel and Partnerships and leads the African Ancestry Family Reunions. He also served as the co-architect of the Year of Return – the year-long 400-year commemoration of the first documented enslaved Africans’ arrival in the US through Ghana, which was used as a human cargo port. The Year of Return is a collective trip where Black people travel back to Africa.  In short, he’s kind of a big deal. And he does...

African Ancestry, In Song

Last week, during our weekly Team Cypher, our co-founder, Gina Paige asked us to all submit a song that we felt represented our team here at African Ancestry. While small, our team is a diverse bunch of people of many different backgrounds, generations, perspectives, ages and even cities – much like the Diaspora that we advocate for each and every day.  We wanted to give you guys a slice of our team – a varied list of songs from some of our members featuring difference genres and eras that we think represent our team and work best.  At the end, we’d love to...