|Trace Your DNA|
African Ancestry utilizes the power of DNA to unlock the mysteries of your ancestral past!
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are chromosomes that men and women inherit exclusively from their mother. This DNA provides a solid record of your maternal descent. You have the same mtDNA as your mother, her mother’s mother and so on for hundreds of generations. To test your maternal lineage, we analyze a portion of the genetic sequence of your mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA).
Discover your maternal ancestry today!
The Y-chromosome contains DNA that men inherit exclusively from their father. Only males have Y-chromosomes and are passed unchanged from father to son. As a result, each male has the same DNA as his father, his father’s father and so on for hundreds of generations. To test your paternal lineage, we analyze nine markers of the Y-chromosome.
Discover your paternal ancestry today!
Using DNA - Learn more about the science behind genetic testing.
Understanding Lineages – Decide which lineage you want to trace and who should take the test.
Brochure - Download the African Ancestry brochure.