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About

Traditional Genealogy & DNA Research

Multifaceted approach to genealogical discovery through archival research as well as uncovering roots, familial connections and interpreting results from DNA tests.

Genealogy services with cultural humility, meaning a respect of your cultural perspectives, experiences and beliefs

Our Genealogy Projects

Genealogy Research Services

We provide compassionate and expert research, education, and coaching for people of African descent seeking to discover, preserve, and navigate their ancestral roots linked to the African continent.

What inspires us to do what we do

spanDNA – Our Mission

Adwoa wants to talk with you, listen to you, and understand what you seek to learn.  Your goals and circumstances lay the foundation for a custom plan designed for you.

To support people of African descent in their efforts to find, document, understand and connect with their ancestral heritage.

Facilitate the discovery process to enable you to better understand the historical and familial circumstances of your living family, especially, in the context of the West African diaspora.

SpanDNA Families Annual International Transatlantic Genealogy (TAG) Summit

24-25 May 2025 Atlanta, GA, USA

100 souls will gather for the groundbreaking 2025 spanDNA Families Transatlantic Genealogy (TAG) Summit in Atlanta, Georgia, during African Union Day weekend.

This occasion marks over two decades of meticulous genealogical research and collaboration between spanDNA’s founder and the Elmina-Java Museum, exploring and extending the connections of 4 distinct Ghanaian family lines now spread worldwide.

Thanks to commercial DNA testing and the open hearts of individuals such as the late Mercy Eugenia Fosua Mensah of Saltpond, Ghana, Mary Manus Ekua Esuon Folson of Elmina, Ghana, and many others, thousands from the Global African Community have discovered links to living relatives, tracing back to common ancestors in West Africa.

The newly found cousins will gather at the TAG Summit to unite in a humble posture of learning while exploring shared heritage and strengthening bonds in a powerful demonstration of ‘Akoma Ntoaso’ (linked hearts), ‘Ebusua Pa’ (strong family ties), and ‘Pempamsie’ (our steadfastness and unity).

This summit is a recognition of ‘Nsoromma’—our immutable identities as children of the heavens, embodying our faith and belief in patronage and dependency on our Supreme Being.

#TAG2025, we are it!

Contact us

African Ancestry Services

With over 20 years of experience working with West African, European & American genealogy using traditional and DNA research, we can assist you in better understanding how DNA can link you to ancestral communities.

Get in touch with us using our Contact page form and we will be happy to assist with your questions.

a holistic approach

Our Brands

Collectively, these brands exemplify our commitment to fostering individual and collective growth, empowerment, and wellness. We warmly invite you to explore each brand and join us on a journey of self-discovery and enriching communities.

Human Temple Therapeutics

Our premier brand offers expert coaching services with a mission to support your journey towards holistic well-being–increased physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.

spanDNA

Our genealogy arm integrates traditional genealogy with advanced DNA research, guided by our professional genealogist who specializes in communities of African descent. We operate in a spirit of cultural humility, extending respect and understanding to diverse cultural perspectives, experiences, and beliefs.

Black Star Pilates

A haven of wellness, where coaching meets Pilates under the guidance of a Balanced Body trained instructor. Our unique approach intertwines physical conditioning with spiritual connection, creating an environment that’s both nurturing and empowering.