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MatriClan Test

Discover your mother's maternal roots with mtDNA.

Female and Male Test Takers.

$299.00 $269.10

The MatriClan DNA Test is extremely accurate and easy to use. Simply collect a DNA sample from inside your cheek and send it back to the laboratory for analysis. We analyze the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) that you inherited from your mother, which traces the maternal line. When your test results are ready, you’ll be able to log in to your account. If your result is African, you’ll see your African country and ethnic group of origin.
Our African genetic sequence database is 15 times larger than any other ancestry company. We guarantee the complete destruction of your DNA samples. Our company, founded by individuals of African descent, aims to provide the best DNA test kit for the African American community.
92% of people who take the MatriClan test receive an African result. There is an 8% chance that your result will not be African. Keep in mind no refunds will be given once swabs are received at the lab. International customers are responsible for the postage to return swabs to us.
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The MatriClan DNA Test is extremely accurate and easy to use. Simply collect a DNA sample from inside your cheek and send it back to the laboratory for analysis. We analyze the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) that you inherited from your mother, which traces the maternal line. When your test results are ready, you’ll be able to log in to your account. If your result is African, you’ll see your African country and ethnic group of origin.
Our African genetic sequence database is 15 times larger than any other ancestry company. We guarantee the complete destruction of your DNA samples. Our company, founded by individuals of African descent, aims to provide the best DNA test kit for the African American community.
92% of people who take the MatriClan test receive an African result. There is an 8% chance that your result will not be African. Keep in mind no refunds will be given once swabs are received at the lab. International customers are responsible for the postage to return swabs to us.

We have been debating for years on whether or not to have a DNA test done. Because our family history was not handed down. Therefore, we always wonder where we originated from. But, my family was always afraid of a company having our DNA. Then you came to our church and did the presentation stating that you will destroy our genetic material. It was icing on the cake. Privacy is everything! I knew right then that your company was the one I was looking for to answer the origination question.

Sylvia B.

African Ancestry Family Member

We destroy 100% of your DNA samples. We DO NOT sell or share your genetic testing information or DNA test results.

how it works?

We each carry in our DNA a series of indicators that provide information about our ancestry. This information is passed from generation to generation and can tell a profound story about where we come from, and highlight our connections to modern-day Africa.

Your DNA

Depending on which test you purchase, we analyze either the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) that you inherited from your mother, the Y chromosome that men inherit from their fathers or autosomal DNA that you inherit from both parents. A simple swab from inside your cheek is all we need to begin the process.

Your Family Tree

The genetic information we extract remains unchanged across every branch of your family tree, forming an unbroken link through generations. In essence, we uncover the distinctive fingerprint that you share with your ancestors, from parents and grandparents to great-grandparents and beyond, along a single lineage.

Your History

Utilizing pioneering genetic scientific methods, we look closely for markers or mutations that indicate where in the world your ancestry is found. If your genes indicate Africa, we then compare them to the world’s largest database of African lineages to determine the present-day African country and ethnic group with which you share maternal or paternal ancestry.

What you get with your test

Your mtDNA has power. It provides energy for every cell in your body. mtDNA also has a series of unique markers that tell a profound story about you and your family.

  • Your present-day African country and ethnic group, if your result is African.
  • Dual Citizenship Eligibility (if your results are found in Sierra Leone)
  • Personalized Certificate Of Ancestry
  • HVR1, HVR2 and HVR3 (hypervariable region) designations and mitochondrial haplogroup.
  • “Guide to African History and Cultures” e-book.
  • Exclusive access to Online Community on Facebook.
Matriclan DNA Test
  • Your present-day African country and ethnic group, if your result is African.
  • Dual Citizenship Eligibility (if your results are found in Sierra Leone)
  • Personalized Certificate Of Ancestry
  • HVR1, HVR2 and HVR3 (hypervariable region) designations and mitochondrial haplogroup.
  • “Guide to African History and Cultures” e-book.
  • Exclusive access to Online Community on Facebook.

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Start your journey of self-discovery, reconnect to Africa, learn your family history, and unlock your power within.

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Mission

Result

Family Relevance

Database

Confidentiality

Year Established

Leadership

African Ancestry

Transform the way you see yourself: by black people, for black people

Identifies your present-day African country of origin

Results can be shared with your entire family

Contains over 33,000 African lineages across 40 countries

Destroys ALL genetic information

2003

100% black-owned including black geneticists and staff

Other DNA Companies

Subscription access to genealogy records

Reveals what percentage of your Ancestry is African

Results can only be shared by siblings with the same two parents

Contains fewer than 3000 African lineages across 10 African regions

Researches and sells genetic information

2007 (23andme.com)

Public traded with no African American ownership or geneticists

FAQs

Your DNA is completely confidential.

African Ancestry is a 100% Black-owned business founded in 2003 by Dr. Rick Kittles and Gina Paige. You can learn more about us here.
Ninety-two percent (92%) of the people who take this test receive an African result. There is an 8% chance that your result will not be African.
Very few, if any, African Americans are 100% African. During the period of slavery in the Americas, white men (slave traders, slave owners, etc.) often fathered children with enslaved women. Their offspring then had both African and European ancestry. This means that the descendants of the offspring will have a European branch in their family tree. There is an 8% chance that your maternal ancestry result will not be African.Read more about why here.


Maternal Ancestry Results

Yes, if you have a mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence and an mtDNA Haplogroup L from another company, then your MatriClan Test result will be African.
If it is not Haplogroup L, then do not take the MatriClan Test. If it is, please click here to submit an Analysis Only request.


Paternal Ancestry Results
Yes, if you have Y-chromosome markers and a Y Haplogroup of A, B or E from another company, then your PatriClan Test result will be African.
If it is not a Y Haplogroup of A, B or E, then do not take the PatriClan Test. If it is, please click here to submit an Analysis Only request.


Admixture/Autosomal Results
No, we cannot use autosomal data from another company. However, please check your results to see if the company gave you an mtDNA haplogroup or Y chromosome haplogroup. We can provide better direction if you have that data. Contact us at info@africanancestry.com.

In accordance with our Terms and Conditions, African Ancestry does not refund MatriClan Tests, PatriClan Tests or Family Packages after swabs have been received at the lab. International customers are responsible for the postage to return swabs to us. You can read our refund policy here.

A Lasting Legacy For Your Whole Family

Your results apply to everyone who shares your maternal lineage.

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Derek Bevans
Tickled to death

It is wonderful to finally have roots to look back on, thank you for this service you provide.

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Daniel jones
as of june 12 i have received no results from my Matri clan kit so i can't rate

i thank the team for all yall are doing iam hoping that i go to the post office and my result will be there so just staying positive so keep on doing for the peoples hope to here real good news soon peace and love.

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Verthelia McCoy

I didn't get it. Would you please send it to me again. Thank you

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Timotheus Minott
Mende Tribe Sierra Leone!!

I was overwhelmed with my MatriClan Test Kit!!
Immediately I started researching my people in the area of Freetown, Bo, and also South Carolina!! I can’t wait to return home and I am studying the language and cultures in preparation!! I will reclaim my birthright, own land and immerse my family in the land and traditions of our ancestors!!

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Doretha Edwards
Positive

Looking forward to knowing my heritage