South Africa Cape Coloured DNA Project- Background



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Welcome to the Cape Coloured DNA Ancestry Project.

On the southern tip of Africa lies a community that for over 350 years has been struggling with identity. A community mostly birthed out of slavery, whose labor built one of the richest African nations, and whose history has been overlooked for centuries in South Africa. Like other slave colonies around the world very few records exist of ancestors. In addition, the separation of many families during Apartheid added to their inability to connect the 'ancestral' dots (so to speak). As a result so few today can trace their ancestry beyond their grandparents. Thus the creation of this project.

With new technology millions of people around the world are discovering their ancestry through the use of DNA testing. A break through in genealogy for those who can not find a paper trail of records or whose family simply does not want to discuss their ancestry. DNA testing is a first step towards linking one to other distant relatives and revealing an ancestral heritage that for too long has been lost.

Our experts are available to guide you through this journey of revelation and help you put the pieces of your ancestral puzzle together.

General Fund

Current balance: $10.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $10.00 12/27/2013 Gretchen Antje Liste Meiser     Memory Of

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 1
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 11
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 25
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 13
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 6
Family Finder 13
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 1
Maternal Ancestor Information 24
mtDNA 44
mtDNA Full Sequence 11
mtDNA Plus 20
mtDNA Subgroups 21
Paternal Ancestor Information 35
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 17
Total Members 57
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 1
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 3
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 1
Y-DNA Subgroups 17
Y-DNA111 5
Y-DNA12 39
Y-DNA25 23
Y-DNA37 23
Y-DNA67 10