23andMe today launched the African Ancestry Project, which has been in the works for some time now. Participants in this project will receive 1 free 23andMe kit.
The project aims to shed light on the health and ancestry of people with African ancestry, an underrepresented group in almost every database (both genealogical and health-related.
Participants in the African Ancestry Project will receive 1 free kit per family, if they are eligible. Eligible individuals must:
- Have four (4) grandparents from the same sub-Saharan African country;
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Have Internet access, be willing to take an online survey about ancestry and provide a saliva sample;
- Live in the United States in a state that allows 23andMe shipping. (i.e., not Maryland)
And only one free kit per family!
Why is Maryland excluded from states that allow 23AndMe shipping?
John – both NY and Maryland have laws that prohibit direct-to-consumer genetic testing without a physician involved.
My great grandfather was ARTHUR ALBERT ALEXANDER JOHNSON born 1853 in Jamaica – his father was ALEXANDER CAMPBELL JOHNSON, a Planter, in Jamaica.
Arthur married SARAH ANN PITTS in Sydney Australia and they had 4 children:
Wellesley (known as Kicker)
George (known as Curly) – my grandfather
Frances Ellen (known as Nellie)
Do you have any further information of this family tree?
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