Festival of Links SPECIAL - MatriClan Test Kit
Deadline to return your swabs to African Ancestry is March 1, 2020 for inclusion in the Festival of Links celebration during the 2020 National Assembly.
Find your specific connection to your maternal roots.
Not to a series of West African REGIONS. But to an ethnic group ("tribe") with specific beliefs, traditions, values and practices.
Find your African country of origin and ethnic group (tribe) on one branch of your family tree, your mother’s mother's line.
A simple cheek swab will reveal your maternal roots from the past 500 - 2,000 years.
We cannot guarantee that your results will be African.
The test traces maternal ancestry by analyzing the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) you inherited exclusively from your mother. In fact, you share the same mtDNA as your mother, grandmother, great grandmother and so on.
Share your result with the family. Your result is the same for your siblings, maternal aunts and uncles, maternal cousins, children and your daughter’s children. See which family members share your maternal results.
- Men and women can take this test.
- 92% of MatriClan results are African. If your results are not African, we will determine whether your maternal ancestry is European, Asian, Middle Eastern or Indigenous American but you will not receive a country or a group.
- Results include HVS1, HVS2 and HVS3 designations and haplogroup.