African Ancestral Families
People of African descent are using autosomal genetic genealogy testing services such as AncestryDNA and webtools such as GEDmatch Genesis to identify extra-extended African relatives. In other words, families that were separated during the Transatlantic Slave Trade are reuniting!
As a PhD Candidate in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, I examine ancestral family identity and ethnic identity within the context of African ancestral family reunification.
Select the tabs or view the blog to learn more!