African Ancestry is one of the leading black-owned businesses in operation. It helps transform the way people view themselves and the way they see Africa. Dr. Rick Kittles and Gina Paige founded African Ancestry in 2003. It is the world leader in tracing maternal and paternal lineages of African descent. It has helped more than 500,000 people re-connect with the roots of their family tree. Most companies can only tell what continent one has originated from, but not what country. African Ancestry has the industry’s largest
and most comprehensive database, with over 30,000 indigenous African samples. African Ancestry determines specific countries. It can also find specific ethnic groups of origin with an unrivaled level of detail and accuracy. This black-owned business provides a unique service to the black community, and most importantly, protects the privacy of the user by refusing to sell or misuse their DNA after testing. It improves the wellbeing of people across the African diaspora and helps those across the world reconnect with their roots.