Black Genealogy for Beginners: How does DNA Tests Work for Black Ancestry?

Black people living in the UK and North America contribute much to the success of the DNA testing industry in the hope that tests can tell them where their roots are. The industry is estimated to be worth £7.7bn. An estimated 12 million people in Britain and North America have taken a home DNA-test.

Audiences will gain an understanding of

  • the extent to which DNA testing helps in determining geographical roots, race or ethnicity
  • African Caribbean and African American origins.

The talk is suitable for you if

  • you’re new to exploring family history
  • you have some experience searching for your ancestors and want to know about other sources of information
  • you’ve started and you’re having problems furthering your search
  • you want to develop your knowledge and understanding of Black History.