A real Surprise when I received the results of my Patriclan Test Results
IIf you are of black decent, African Ancestry is really the only choice you can make to find out and understand where you come from simply because they have the largest number of DNA samples for the black race.
I was told my roots were from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria. I had suspected that my results would come back either the Fulani or the Hausa tribe of Nigeria since my mother was brought up in the North of Nigeria and her first language was Hausa and her appearance resembled one of those tribes. She never would confirm anything to me while she was alive.
What a major surprise when the results came have back European! I thought there might be a mistake at first but when I called back to African Ancestry and had some serious conversations and we came to the conclusion that on my mother's line likely originated from the Iberian Peninsula (Spain or Portugal), looking at the history of Africa and how close those countries are to North Africa it made sense.
As you may have guessed, I also received another big surprise when I received the results of the Matriclan test. I discovered that on my Father's side (father to father to father etc.), again was not Yoruba. My ancestry originates 3 tribes from Gabon (two countries away from Nigeria). Again, understanding the migration of Africans all over Africa for centuries, it made sense, especially as on my father's side they really do not look like the typical Yoruba person I saw during my visits to my father's village/town of…