African Ancestry is honored to partner with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. to launch The Brother Simon Alexander Haley Initiative focusing on researching family history and tracing genetic roots.
As an Alpha Man, you know the fraternity's rich history of developing leaders and promoting brotherhood and academic excellence. You are well versed in its community service and advocacy roots. But what do you know about your family's roots? Do you know where you are from? Not the city or town that you were born in, but the place where your ancestors lived before the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Our partnership supports Bro. Skip Mason's vision of forging ahead while staying grounded in the past. It also honors the legacy of a prominent Alpha family: Brother Simon Alexander Haley is the father of Alex Haley, author of "Roots", and Brother George Haley. This is a unique opportunity to use technology to transform the way your family views itself by determining a personal connection to your African roots.
Using the world's largest collection of DNA sequences and proprietary analytical tools, African Ancestry is the ONLY company that can trace your maternal and/or paternal ancestry back to a specific present-day African country of origin and often to a specific African ethnic group over 500 years ago.*
The African Ancestry Experience can help you redefine your identity, enhance your sense of community and reconnect with Africa. Plus, your results apply to everyone in your family who shares that lineage!
Join African Ancestry at your regional convention and learn about the historical, cultural, and scientific importance of genetic ancestry tracing. We will reveal the ancestries of the Regional VP and Regional AVP during a special workshop. Purchase a test kit in advance and you can have your roots revealed too!
To receive your results during your regional convention, order your test online by clicking the links to the right and submit your DNA sample by the dates below:
|CONVENTION||LOCATION||EVENT DATE||SUBMIT DATE BY
|Southern Region||Jackson, MS||03/04/2010||01/05/2010|
|Eastern Region||Boston, MA||03/18/2010||02/01/2010|
|Western Region||Long Beach, CA||04/08/2010||02/22/2010|
|Midwestern Region||Dayton, OH||04/22/2010||03/11/2010|
- Purchase your paternal and/or maternal ancestry test** online by clicking the links to the right or by calling 1-877-397-6687 (toll-free).
- In 7-10 days, you'll receive your kit in the mail. Just follow the easy steps to collect and return your cheek swab (no needles, no pain, no hassle).***
- In 6 weeks, you'll receive your results with a Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Certificate of Ancestry, map of Africa and the African Ancestry country guide. Or, get your results at your regional conference!
- Then, share this invaluable information and enlightening experience with your children, parents, siblings and everyone else in your family. You'll become connected in a whole new way!
*Your maternal and/or paternal ancestry may not be of African descent. If you are not of African descent, this kit can also determine whether your ancestry is European, Asian or Native American.
**Females must utilize a male relative to take the paternal ancestry test.
***African Ancestry will keep the DNA samples and analysis confidential to the extent permitted by law. After your results have been delivered, African Ancestry will destroy the sample.