Hidden African Ancestry

Bridging A Family’s Racial Divide

August 17, 2016
Maria felt conflicted. Here she was celebrating her parents’ 63rd wedding anniversary, and the last thing she wanted to do was upset her elderly mother. But on the flipside she...
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An analysis of the ancestry make-up of people across the United States

December 18, 2014
In a new study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, 23andMe population geneticist Kasia Bryc created a first-of-its-kind genetic portrait of the United States. The study offers a...
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23andMe’s Research At ASHG 2014

October 21, 2014
Geneticists from all over the world have converged in San Diego this week as part of the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting. A team of scientists from 23andMe...
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DNA USA*

March 04, 2014
Using anonymous aggregated data 23andMe look sat the mix of African, European and Native American ancestry in the United States to gather an illuminating genetic portrait of the U.S. that both confirms some of what we know about America’s social history but also other things that are surprising and new.
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Discovering More With 23andMe

August 12, 2013
23andMe results don’t just help you learn important information about your health, your results can also uncover information about yourself that you never knew, as Siaka, one of the actors...
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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Distant Cousins

June 18, 2012
Editors note: A previous version of this post incorrectly stated the name of Mrs. Obama’s maternal great-great grandfather. The correct name is Henry Wells Shields. A story in Sunday’s New...
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DNA Tests Uncover African Ancestry and Surprising Connection to Thomas Jefferson

March 27, 2012
In this guest post, Ancestry Ambassador CeCe Moore tells the story of her brother-in-law who discovered a historical link with personal significance via DNA.
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Did You Know? Ancestry is Not So Black and White

February 22, 2012
Data from the 2010 census showed that about 13% of people living in the United States self-identify as African American, but from a genetic point of view, ethnicity isn't so black and white. Most African Americans have genetic ancestry tracing back to both Africa and Europe and many Americans who consider themselves of completely European descent may actually have some African ancestry as well.
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Our Hidden African Ancestry

September 30, 2011
Update: A post at the blog Your Genetic Genealogist just went up with a very similar story to mine. Check it out.   It was just a few thin green...
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