Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Free DNA testing for 10,000 African Americans?

I'm seeing online mentions of an initiative to increase DNA testing of African Americans by 23andme.  The homepage does not mention this program, so here is the link.  It would seem that the testing, which is not available yet, is free of charge.  I don't know how much genealogical service is included with the free service, such as Relative Finder and notification of new matches.  I submitted an email address to be notified of developments.


  1. Thank you for the link.
    I received a free kit and sent it in. I will post findings here as I uncover them. The woman who tested was raised in an orphanage and has only the name of her mother. Finding a paper trail in this situation has not been fruitful. DNA testing could provide us with answers.