I saw this on the Ancestry blog earlier today: Ancestry® Announces 94 New and Updated Communities For People of African American and Afro-Caribbean Descent, Delivering More Historical Context Than Ever Before: https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2019/02/19/ancestry-announces-94-new-and-updated-communities-for-people-of-african-american-and-afro-caribbean-descent-delivering-more-historical-context-than-ever-before.
With family history research there is always more to discover, and at Ancestry® we are relentless in our commitment to bring new products, insights and updates to you, our members, to empower your journey.
Aiding in the uniquely challenging journey of discovery for people of African heritage, today we released 94 new and updated AncestryDNA® communities for customers of African American and Afro-Caribbean descent. With just the results of your AncestryDNA test, we can help unlock stories of the people and places that make up your recent family histories. These new insights, provided using our unique Genetic Communities™ technology, can reveal the roles and unique impact your ancestors played in history. Ancestry’s unmatched combination of the world’s largest consumer DNA network and millions of family trees allows our customers to see this level of precision and trace how their ancestors may have moved over time.
Insights gleaned from DNA and family trees from 1700 all the way to 1950 can help you narrow down clues to specific counties—or even find cousins who have ties to the same area who might know stories or details that you don’t.
These new communities will offer our members with African ancestors new windows into their past, new levels of specificity, and new insights into how the lives of those ancestors intersected with or even helped shape history.