The African DNA Project
Please note, many participants will have both African yDNA and African mtDNA. However, there are participants who will belong to an African yDNA Haplogroup but, at the same, belong to either
a Native American or a European
mtDNA as well. Others may have the opposite, an African mtDNA and belong to a Native American or European yDNA Haplogroup. We will only show the participant's African Haplotype sequence.
However, anyone fitting this description is welcome because you are just
as much a part of this project.
Also, at this time, the mtDNA haplotype sequences cannot be separated into groups as in the yDNA results table.
We recommend that you add your mtDNA results to MitoSearch
or your yDNA Results to ySearch
. Make sure to add your most distant paternal ancestor (male) or most distant maternal (female) ancestor under your "Set Up Preferences" on your personal FTDNA page.
Finally, although this is an African DNA Project, many individuals will be admixed. For this reason, only the African Haplotype sequences will be used in any phylogenetic analysis diagrams, cladograms or haplotrees.
To include your ancestor on the map, please update your most distant paternal and maternal ancestor information under your "Set Up Preferences" on your personal FTDNA page. Many have no data in this section. Remember even if a male has had the mtDNA test, only the most distant maternal (female) ancestor which that mtDNA represents should be entered in the maternal box. Map will be updated as information is received. Remember to reload each visit or empty your browser cache.
Remember to zoom in or out to better visualize the cities not visible on the gross map. If you get lost, recenter, zoom out and start over. Alternatively, you may use the city/ region loactor list below the map.
African DNA Project Ancestor Map
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The Administrators of the African DNA Project, "Children of Mother Africa"