Black Genealogy: DNA Testing and Where Am I from?

Sunday 3 October 2021

An insightful Black Genealogy masterclass exploring DNA testing determining your African roots.


DNA testing is estimated to be a £7.7bn industry. 12 million people from all over the world have taken a home DNA-test. We hope DNA tests can tell us where we are from.

But does anyone stop to ask

  • are 23andMe and AncestryDNA actually testing your ancestry?
  • how much information is passed down through a person’s DNA?
  • is the industry really just telling us what they think we want to hear?

Paul Crooks discusses

  • his research into his own African Caribbean ancestry and what it reveals about the origins of African Caribbean and African American people.
  • the extent DNA testing helps in determine roots/race/ethnicity

How to get the Event link

This online talk will be held over Zoom. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration confirmation email.

Who is this talk for?

For you if

  • you’re thinking about getting their DNA test
  • you’ve had a DNA test and you’re not sure what next in furthering your understanding of who you are and where you’re from.

Come and ask questions about how to start exploring family history. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be inspired to explore your Ancestry.

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