Yes. If your mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence or your Y-chromosome markers have African ancestry, we can tell you what present-day country(ies) and ethnic groups in Africa that they share ancestry with.
Does AncestryDNA show African ancestry?
For African American customers, this Genetic Communities™ technology has meant that AncestryDNA has been able to identify 94 African American and Afro-Caribbean groups, or communities, across the U.S. and the Caribbean. As of 2020, over 1 million AncestryDNA customers are part of these groups.
Which DNA test is best for African ancestry?
1. AncestryDNA – Best for African American Ancestry. AncestryDNA has the largest DNA database of any test available and analyzes over 700,000 genetic markers to accurately identify your ancestry. It covers 1,000+ regions, which includes 12 African regions.
How do I get an African AncestryDNA test?
You or a family member takes a simple cheek swab and sends it back to us. We analyze your DNA, compare it to our database, then destroy your sample. We determine your present-day country and ethnic tribe in Africa. Then share your results with other family members on the same lineage.
How can I trace my African heritage?
In order to find pre-1870 records that include your African American ancestor, you may need to find records for the slave owner.
- If your ancestor has an uncommon last name, search censuses for white people with the same surname as your ancestor in the same area. …
- Search the Freedmen’s Bureau for your ancestor’s name.
How accurate is African ancestry?
How accurate are the African Ancestry tests? Our results are highly accurate. For about 85% of the people we test we find identical matches in our database. For the remaining people, we find closely related lineages with greater than 95% confidence.