Site Guide

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Seeking Relatives
  • Register with the project by going to the Sign up menu item.
  • Log in and follow the instructions on your profile page to upload your DNA files. Keep in mind that this project narrowly focuses on a core group of Kassena testers and their African and Historic African Disaporic genetic relatives. After we process your files using the IBIS and Bonsai algorithms, we will provide genetic matching details that include an estimated time to your shared most recent common ancestor and, when possible, a predicted genetic genealogy tree.
  • 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.

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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