New African American Genetic Communities at AncestryDNA

New African American Genetic Communities at AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA has just released nearly 100 new African American and Afro-Caribbean genetic genealogy communities. According to a company statement, “400 years after the first documented arrival of Africans in the English colonies, Ancestry can map out the forced and voluntary migration patterns of African American and Afro-Caribbean communities, then connect...Read more
Celebrating Black History Month 2018

Celebrating Black History Month 2018

Ancestor of Pam Ayersman, Family Tree Facebook Follower February 1st kicks off Black History Month, and at Family Tree we’re excited to spend the next few weeks honoring it with you.  This month, we’ll be sharing quotes, stories and pictures of your African American ancestors. We’ll also be giving tips...Read more
A Brief History of Kwanzaa

A Brief History of Kwanzaa

The annual holiday of Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach. Following the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Dr. Karenga longed for ways to bring African-Americans together as a community. He founded U.S., a cultural organization,...Read more