African Ancestry uses the world’s largest database of African DNA lineages to determine your country and ethnic group of origin, all with a simple swab of your cheek.

Why choose African Ancestry?

  • You will receive a specific African country, not a broad region
  • You will receive a specific ethnic group, not a vague percentage
  • Your results come from the world’s largest African database with over 33,000 samples
  • You will be choosing the first and only company focused on African DNA lineage tracing

Our advanced scientific accuracy provides confidence, and our results provide clarity - a clear view of your ancestry, your people and your heritage.

Ancestry Test Kits

One test kit cannot tell you everything about your ancestry. Whether you are interested in your ancestry on your father’s side or your mother’s side, we offer Ancestry Test Kits designed to connect you with your roots.

How do I find my specific African roots, on my mother's side?

How do I find my specific African roots, on my father's side?

How it works


Purchase your maternal and/or paternal test kit from our online store. You’ll receive your test kit within 7 – 10 business days.


When you receive your test kit, simply swab the inside of your cheek using the swabs provided and return your DNA sample in confidential packaging, via the prepaid envelope supplied.
See test kit. Watch swabbing video.


Once we receive your DNA sample, our laboratory extracts your DNA’s genetic sequence. Then scientists compare your sequence to the largest database of African genetic sequences in existence.


Approximately 6-8 weeks after you submit your DNA sample, you'll receive your results package with your Certificate of Ancestry, and from there your journey into self discovery truly begins.
See results package.