MatriClan Test Kit

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Discover your mother's maternal roots with mtDNA
Female and Male Test Takers

MatriClan Test Kit

Discover your mother's maternal roots with mtDNA
Female and Male Test Takers

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This at-home test reveals the specific roots of your mother’s maternal line up to 2,000 years ago. An African result will receive both the country and ethnic group of origin.

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 the roots of your family. African Ancestry activates the power of these roots by identifying your specific African country and ethnic group of origin. This new "ID" helps transform the way you view yourself and Africa with the simplicity, security and care Black people deserve.

AfricanAncstry.com was founded by Black people for Black people and is the only genetic ancestry company that puts your identity, safety and privacy first. We destroy 100% of your DNA samples. We DO NOT sell or share your genetic information.

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. No refunds will be given once swabs are received at the lab. International customers are responsible for the postage to return swabs to us.

Only $299 USD

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

What You Get With Your Test

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.

For female and male test takers, your MatriClan Test kit includes everything you need to submit your cheek swab. With this DNA sample, our science team compares these markers to the largest African reference database in the world in order to find your mother's maternal roots from up to 2,000 years ago.

Your results package will be delivered digitally and will include:

  • Your present-day African country and ethnic group, if your result is African.
  • Personalized Certificate Of Ancestry.
  • A new sense of pride in your identity and a deeper connection with your Ancestors.
  • 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.

You’ll activate your test kit online and receive your results through a password protected account, which will allow you to track and view your results package securely and confidentially.

We Get Specific About Your Roots

We Get Specific About Your Roots

Unlike other companies, African Ancestry uses the largest database of African genetic sequences to pinpoint your ancestral roots.

Unlike other companies, African Ancestry uses the largest database of African genetic sequences to pinpoint your ancestral roots.

Here's How It Works

Here's 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.

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

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.

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

Your Family Tree

You share information within the genes we extract that is unchanged through every branch of your family tree. In other words, we identify the unique fingerprint that you share with your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and so on along a single lineage.

You share information within the genes we extract that is unchanged through every branch of your family tree. In other words, we identify the unique fingerprint that you share with your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and so on along a single lineage.

Your History

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.

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.

Your Roots

Your Roots

Discovering your roots is an important and truly emotional experience. Once your ancestry has been determined, we provide information about your country of origin so that you can begin to re-connect with your roots. We also provide access to an exclusive online community of others who have also started the journey to find their true identity.

Discovering your roots is an important and truly emotional experience. Once your ancestry has been determined, we provide information about your country of origin so that you can begin to re-connect with your roots. We also provide access to an exclusive online community of others who have also started the journey to find their true identity.

Take The Right Test

Take The Right Test

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

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

It’s A Connection To Your Past, Present And Future

It’s A Connection To Your Past, Present And Future

Women are the backbone of any society and hold the power to create life. Over the course of history, many were stripped of their heritage and humanity, yet they survived to ensure one day we would thrive. Find your roots and your power.

Women are the backbone of any society and hold the power to create life. Over the course of history, many were stripped of their heritage and humanity, yet they survived to ensure one day we would thrive. Find your roots and your power.

A Lasting Legacy For Your Whole Family

A Lasting Legacy For Your Whole Family

Your results apply to everyone who shares your maternal lineage.

Your results apply to everyone who shares your maternal lineage.

Reviews

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Reviewed by Rene S.
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Review posted11 months ago
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5

Temne People

Thank you and I pleased to know where my ancestry orginated from. In addition, African Ancestry kept to the time line with how long it would take for me to receive my information. Again, thank you.

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Review posted11 months ago
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5

Knowledge is empowering

We(African Americans) have lived so long with misinformation about our lineage and culture. It was very satisfying to have that aha.....moment that brings it all together. I've already learned and shared info with family members. Thank you for the knowledge your business expertise provides to others just like me.

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Review postedabout 1 year ago
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5

It's been a revealing experience

I liked everything about the experience and getting to find out my roots. It'll save my generations to come.

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Review postedalmost 2 years ago
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5

Truly grateful

Hello,

I had the opportunity to meet Gina in Ghana March of 2019. We were at the same resort. I was so excited to meet her and couldn’t wait to find out my ancestry.

The company was very professional and thorough. I can’t wait to give this gift to my dad and husband.

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Review postedabout 2 years ago
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5

Now....I’m relocating to AFRICA 2020!

THIS IS AMAZING!! I am relocating to Africa 2020 and couldn’t be happier! ORDER YOURS TODAY and receive that sense of belonging.

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FAQs

FAQs

 

Your DNA is completely confidential.
We destroy 100% of your DNA samples. We DO NOT sell or share your genetic information.

 

Your DNA is completely confidential.
We destroy 100% of your DNA samples. We DO NOT sell or share your genetic information.

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.

What's the likelihood of receiving a result that is not African?

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.

Why might someone receive a result that is not 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.

Can I send results from another company's test for analysis?


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.

What is the refund policy?

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.

Reviews

average rating 5.0 out of 5
Based on 297 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    295 Reviews
  • 4 Stars
    1 Review
  • 3 Stars
    1 Review
  • 2 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 1 Star
    0 Reviews
100% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
297 Reviews
Reviewed by Rene S.
Verified Buyer
Review posted11 months ago
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5

Temne People

Thank you and I pleased to know where my ancestry orginated from. In addition, African Ancestry kept to the time line with how long it would take for me to receive my information. Again, thank you.

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Reviewed by Kim J.
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Review posted11 months ago
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5

Knowledge is empowering

We(African Americans) have lived so long with misinformation about our lineage and culture. It was very satisfying to have that aha.....moment that brings it all together. I've already learned and shared info with family members. Thank you for the knowledge your business expertise provides to others just like me.

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Reviewed by Waaik C.
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Review postedabout 1 year ago
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5

It's been a revealing experience

I liked everything about the experience and getting to find out my roots. It'll save my generations to come.

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Reviewed by Author K. R.
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Review postedalmost 2 years ago
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5

Truly grateful

Hello,

I had the opportunity to meet Gina in Ghana March of 2019. We were at the same resort. I was so excited to meet her and couldn’t wait to find out my ancestry.

The company was very professional and thorough. I can’t wait to give this gift to my dad and husband.

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Reviewed by Rosie D.
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Review postedabout 2 years ago
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5

Now....I’m relocating to AFRICA 2020!

THIS IS AMAZING!! I am relocating to Africa 2020 and couldn’t be happier! ORDER YOURS TODAY and receive that sense of belonging.

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