More African-Americans turn to technology to learn more about ancestry

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More African-Americans turn to technology to learn more about ancestry

Many African Americans curious about their ancestry are taking DNA tests to find answers and opening a door that’s been closed for centuries,

WGN’s Cortney Hall wanted to learn about her heritage.

She explains how using the test African Ancestry looked at her mitochondrial DNA, genetics specifically inherited from one’s mother, and her mother, and her mother and so on.

African Ancestry is just one of a few companies gaining popularity with people who want to find out who our ancestors were before our family histories were cut off. African Ancestry admits this geneology test can only provide information about a tiny fraction of ancestry.

Cortney Hall shows what using the test meant for her and if you can trust the results.

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