Welcome to TAKiR!!

People of African descent are using autosomal genetic genealogy testing services such as AncestryDNA and webtools such as GEDmatch to identify African relatives. In other words, families that were separated during the Transatlantic Slave Trade are reuniting!

We conduct scientific research examining the genetic and social aspects of genealogy among people of African descent. This includes persons born on the continent of Africa and persons of the centuries old African diaspora.

We also use the findings from this research, research from other sources, and personal stories to facilitate healthy reunification between genetic relatives among Africans and people of African descent.

Welcome to The African Kinship Reunion (TAKiR)!!

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Site Guide

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Family Relative
  • Register with the project by going to the Have a Genetic Match? menu item.
  • Read our Orientation to get acquainted and learn how to contact your relative.
  • Learn more about your relatives by viewing information about them within your profile or reading their stories in Community Narratives.
Heritage Visitor
  • Read stories by our African participants in Community Narratives.
  • Read our social impact stories and science notes in the Blog.
  • Get oriented with our research approach and findings by visiting the Projects menu item.
Scientific Exploration
  • Get oriented with our research approach by visiting the Projects menu item.
  • Understand our research questions, hypotheses, methodology, and findings by visiting the Projects menu item.
  • Read our social impact stories in the Blog.
GEDmatch Kits: 161. Of these, there are 99 African kits and 37 African diaspora kits.
There are 1181 matches between African and African diaspora kits.
These matches consist of 1966 segments.
The average number of segments per match is 2 with a range of 1 and 25.
The average segment size is 3.7 cM with a range of 3.0 cM and 10.1 cM.