Identifying Who Is a Descendant of American Slaves

Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recommends:
Genealogy — How to Research Your Family Tree
You can also send inquiries to
Free lineage estimates from "Begin linking slave ancestors to their owners."

Other Resources
African Ancestry 202-723-0900, ext.4010 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST)
Ethnic populations DNA testing will indicate by African Ancestry

Family Search Free

Ancestry Support 1-800-615-6560 Sunday-Saturday: 9:00 am-11:00 pm Eastern
You do your own research for about $19.95/month using their databases Scroll down to see databases
Ancestry’s DNA affiliate

23 and me (800) 239 5230, about $99/test to identify if ancestors were
people of Bantu, Cameroonian, Ghanian, Ivorian, Liberian, Luhya, Mandenka, Nigerian, Sierra Leonean, or Yoruba ancestry.
Genome Research

If you conduct a Pub Med Search , type (or cut and paste) either of these words or phrases into the search field:
("Genetics"[Majr] OR "Genomics"[Majr]) AND "African Continental Ancestry Group/genetics"[Majr]
You will retrieve a list of links to citations, abstracts, and full-text articles about Genomics, You will have to cull non-responsive articles.
The citations include the name and contact information of researchers, including Principal Investigators. Also, the researchers’ institutional affiliation is listed at the time the article was published.
Contact suggestions by the National Library of Medicine for more information:
Rick Kittles, PhD
Director, Division of Population Genetics
Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
PO Box 245017
Tucson, Arizona 85724
Phone: (520) 626-8003
Web site:
Dr. Kittles is the co-founder of African Ancestry:

H3Africa Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Initiative

National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
5635 Fishers Lane
Suite 4076, MSC 9305
Bethesda, MD 20892-9305
Phone: (301) 496-7531
Fax: (301) 480-2770