Genetic Genealogical Methods Used to Identify African American Diaspora Relatives in the Study of Family Identity among Ghanaian Members of the Kassena Ethnic Group (Part 5)


By: LaKisha David and Leia Jones Part 1: IntroductionPart 2: Genetic Genealogy Information Type for Genetic Matching Part 3: Criteria of Relatedness for this Study, Results, and Discussion Part 4: Materials and Methods Conclusion This methodological blog series demonstrated the use of publicly accessible genetic genealogy tools to identify African American extended relatives of Ghanaians … Continue reading Genetic Genealogical Methods Used to Identify African American Diaspora Relatives in the Study of Family Identity among Ghanaian Members of the Kassena Ethnic Group (Part 5)

Genetic Genealogical Methods Used to Identify African American Diaspora Relatives in the Study of Family Identity among Ghanaian Members of the Kassena Ethnic Group (Part 4)


By: LaKisha David and Leia Jones Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Genetic Genealogy Information Type for Genetic Matching Part 3: Criteria of Relatedness for this Study, Results, and Discussion Materials and Methods Participants are 9 parent-offspring dyads (n = 18) and 2 parent-offspring dyads consisting of the same parent for 2 siblings (n = 3) … Continue reading Genetic Genealogical Methods Used to Identify African American Diaspora Relatives in the Study of Family Identity among Ghanaian Members of the Kassena Ethnic Group (Part 4)

Genetic Genealogical Methods Used to Identify African American Diaspora Relatives in the Study of Family Identity among Ghanaian Members of the Kassena Ethnic Group (Part 3)


By: LaKisha David and Leia Jones Part 1: IntroductionPart 2: Genetic Genealogy Information Type for Genetic Matching Criteria of Relatedness For the first time in history, technology is available to identify living members of African ancestral family groups. For African Americans, this means that they can identify the specific African ancestral family groups from whom … Continue reading Genetic Genealogical Methods Used to Identify African American Diaspora Relatives in the Study of Family Identity among Ghanaian Members of the Kassena Ethnic Group (Part 3)

Genetic Genealogical Methods Used to Identify African American Diaspora Relatives in the Study of Family Identity among Ghanaian Members of the Kassena Ethnic Group (Part 2)


By: LaKisha David and Leia Jones Part 1: Introduction Genetic Genealogy Information Type for Genetic Matching Social science research on genetic genealogy typically covers associations between the results of a genetic genealogy test and racial-ethnic identity. This blog series is about the use of genetic genealogy to discover genetic matches (e.g., relatives), individuals sharing a … Continue reading Genetic Genealogical Methods Used to Identify African American Diaspora Relatives in the Study of Family Identity among Ghanaian Members of the Kassena Ethnic Group (Part 2)

Genetic Genealogical Methods Used to Identify African American Diaspora Relatives in the Study of Family Identity among Ghanaian Members of the Kassena Ethnic Group (Part 1)


By: LaKisha David and Leia Jones Between 1501 and 1866, 10.5 million enslaved Africans were taken from families and communities and disembarked in various diasporic locations in the world as part of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (Slave Voyages v2.2.3, 2019). With very few exceptions, genetic genealogy is the only way for people of African descent … Continue reading Genetic Genealogical Methods Used to Identify African American Diaspora Relatives in the Study of Family Identity among Ghanaian Members of the Kassena Ethnic Group (Part 1)

A Ghanaian-American Family Reunion


You couldn’t tell it from looking at the faces in this picture, but this moment captures the family embrace of descendants of common Ashanti ancestors separated through the Transatlantic Slave Trade. One is an African American descendant of those who endured American Slavery. The other three are Ghanaian descendants of Ashantis who remained in Ghana … Continue reading A Ghanaian-American Family Reunion