Knowing where you're from is critical to knowing Who You Are.

We descend from Kings, Queens, Healers, Teachers, Builders and so much more.
Today, more than ever, we need to reclaim our birthright and restore our greatness.
Join Kacey, Josh and Danny to find your African lineage. It's in your DNA!

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 tells a profound story about where we come from, and highlights our connections to modern-day Africa.

Buy an African Ancestry Test Kit and submit your swabs to start your journey.



Our team of Black scientists will identify where your ancestors were 2000 years ago.

Receive your results and learn about the present-day African country and tribe that you belong to.

Expand the way that you and your family view yourselves by exploring your ancestors' traditions.

Order by November 30th and receive your results

during Black History Month.

Your Identity. Your Legacy.

The African Ancestry experience is a powerful and transformative experience.

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

Black Alley fans Save 10% now through November 30th.


Black-owned business. For Us. By Us.

Connecting 1MM+ people across the Diaspora

Largest database of
African DNA  

11x larger than other companies

Specific African country
& tribe results

Share results with the whole family

Black-owned Business. For Us. By Us.

Connecting 1MM+ people across the Diaspora

Largest database of African DNA

11x larger than other companies


Specific Country and Tribe results

Share results with the whole family

Your privacy is everything

We destroy your DNA. We DO NOT sell or share it.

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Offer ends November 30th


"Best Purchase I Made! This test was easy to do and the best purchase I made for myself in a long time! There is nothing like being able to say that you ARE “African-American.” And you know where your people originate from. I highly recommend this test as its the gift that keeps on giving with knowledge of self and knowledge for your family.

- Tammy M.

"Totally Worth It! It’s a simple process from beginning to end. Although it takes time to get your results, they remain in communication with you periodically to let you know you are not forgotten. My results impacted me and my entire family. I am a Black Woman in America and I KNOW WHO I AM.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who owns African Ancestry?

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.

How is AfricanAncestry.com different than other companies?

  • We are Black-owned, Black-founded and Black-funded with Black scientists and an all Black team.
  • We trace the ancestry of a single lineage (maternal or paternal) over the past 2000 years.
  • We provide a present-day African country and ethnic group (tribe). We do not provide percentages of ancestry.
  • Our reference database is at least 11x larger than any other ancestry company.
  • We do not sell or share our customers’ DNA.

Are African results guaranteed?

There is no guarantee that your result will be African. Most African Americans have a mixture of African and European ancestry. Ninety-two percent (92%) of the people who take the maternal test receive an African result. There is an 8% chance that your result will not be African.

What is the refund policy?

African Ancestry does not refund any test after the swabs have been received at the lab. See our refund policy here.