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DNA test connected two distant cousins

A DNA test connected two distant cousins

Jean Kapenda always hoped to help African Americans to find their African roots. That dream came true in a very personal way.

Kapenda, a criminal justice professor at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, has been interested in genealogy and ancestry for a long time. A few years ago, he did a swab and sent it to a genetic testing site.

After getting the results, Kapenda, who is originally from Democratic Republic of Congo, has been able to trace hundreds of relatives in the Americas, most of them the descendants of people enslaved and sent on ships across the ocean.

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https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-08-05/dna-test-connected-two-distant-cousins-and-fills-out-family-history-slavery

Cousin Connections -
From the Congo to USA!! ;)

This is an inspiring article!
From the Congo to USA!!

I am experiencing something very similar
with my own ancestry.

t.b.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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