When you perform a DNA test, the lab compares your DNA to reference populations so that they can tell how much you have from a particular population. We have found that ancestry.com had the largest number of African reference populations.
- Africa north
- Africa Southcentral hunter Gatherers
- Africa southeastern Bantu
- Benin / Togo
- Cameroon / Congo
- Ivory Coast / Ghana
If you have ancestors from one of those groups in your family tree, you will know the percentage of it in a private member area on the website. For sure, Anestry.com does only test these African reference populations. A wide variety of reference populations from all over the world are tested.