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Philadelphia Native’s Dying Wishes Leads To An Historic Burial In The Land Of Her Cameroonian Ancestors

PHILADELPHIA NATIVE’S DYING WISHES LEADS TO AN HISTORIC BURIAL IN THE LAND OF HER CAMEROONIAN ANCESTORS AfricanAncestry.com and ARK Jammers Connection Partnership Vital to Extending Meaningful Ancestral Experiences in Africa through The African Reconnection Program Philadelphia native Elinor Estelle Taylor McCollum was laid to rest in Yaoundé, Cameroon – the land of her DNA-proven Tikar and Ewondo ancestors. McCollum, through her son Victor McCollum, traced her maternal roots to Cameroon using AfricanAncestry.com.      The first-of-its kind burial ritual was facilitated through the Ancestry Reconnection Program (ARP) -- an initiative conceived by Baltimore-based ARK Jammers Connection in conjunction with AfricanAncestry.com. After...

Landmark Partnership Launched with 59 African Ancestry Customers Conferred in Freetown on April 29  WASHINGTON, DC (May 12) – AfricanAncestry.com, the Black-owned pioneers of genetic ancestry tracing for people of African descent, today announced an unprecedented partnership with the Sierra Leone government through the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and its facilitating agency The Monuments and Relics Commission that formalizes a citizenship offering for customers whose ancestry trace to the fifth most peaceful country in Africa.  On April 29 in State House, Freetown, AfricanAncestry.com President and Co-founder Dr. Gina Paige and Sierra Leone Minister of Tourism Madam Memunatu Pratt marked the...

LEGENDARY LATIN ARTIST CELIA CRUZ’S AFRICAN ROOTS REVEALED THROUGH LIVING DESCENDANTS AND AFRICANANCESTRY.COM

DNA Pioneers Honoring Iconic Diasporans During Black History Month and Year-Round Who Have Contributed to the Advancement of Black Culture Worldwide      WASHINGTON, DC (February 3) – Known to many as ‘La Guarachera de Cuba’ and the ‘Queen of Salsa,’ Celia Cruz, the most popular Latin artist of the 20th Century, posthumously adds the Balanta people of Guinea-Bissau to her distinguished legacy. As part of AfricanAncestry.com’s Remember Who You Are campaign, Cruz’s iconic roots were traced using the DNA of a niece on her maternal line.  “This is an exciting moment for us because Celia Cruz fully embraced her African heritage in life and her music,...