African Genetic Project Enrollment 23andMe

Your African heritage can help others discover theirs.

Join the African Genetics Project and help people across the world uncover their African roots.

African Genetics Project Enrollment


You just need to answer some eligibility questions to see if you qualify.

Personal Info

Please check that you meet all criteria below:

  1. All four of your grandparents were born in the same African country or come from the same ethnic or tribal group within one of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sudan, Togo.
  2. You reside in the United States
  3. You have internet access
  4. You can read and write English fluently
  5. You are over 18 years old

Who is enrolling?

  • Enrolling myself
  • Enrolling as legal representative for another adult
I certify that to the best of my knowledge the information I will provide during the enrollment process is accurate. I understand that if I misrepresent any information to obtain a 23andMe kit I may be liable to pay the full price for the kit.

4 responses

    • If you just want your mothers ancestry then maybe the maternal (mtDNA) test is best for you. The autosomal (atDNA) gives both sides that you will need to filter. It is recommended you use to see you results and matches from a lot of Databases. At a minimal test at 67 markers but much better results at 111 markers.

      Are you related to the Gallion’s in West Virginia sometimes spelled Gallon.

      Best Wishes

  1. I just found out the project has closed. The first African Ancestry Project was open for a year and three months, from November 2013 to February 2015, while the latest African Ancestry Project was open from October 2016 to May 2017. In neither project did 23andme say how many participants joined. And as of more than two years since the first project ended, 23andme has yet to show how it went. I just hope we have a decent enough dataset of West African reference populations and samples between both projects, because it’s been so long and we still don’t have worthwhile ethnicity predictions for black folks, even on’s test.

    • Hi, I have my results and I have found nothing comparing my DNA with anyone or group related to the African continent. Zip, so I am note sure of the value of participation. The ethnicity report is particularly same nothing of significance. I thought it would bridge the gap but not the case. Maybe later down the road.

      National Geographic Geno 2.0 has more to offer but not worth the amount of money they are asking and will not provide you your raw data to load up to Gedmatch or any platform you select.

      Additional Comments: The three main DNA testors are good identifying US relatives in the US but fall way short for African-Americans looking for relatives in Africa and the Carribbean.
      We can identify people by country or even regions within a country and affiliation such as Igbo, Yoruba or other groups. Religion was Muslim mostly. A big issue is the name changes made after landing in US. Ship papers list one name and that name disappears on the slave block along with ownership. New name and new owner.

      Look for African-Americans and African living in Europe, they can be of value finding your place in the homeland.


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