As an African American, there are so many unknowns in and about our past. I became a bit discouraged when my online search using Ancestry.com could not take me back past my great grandfather (who was a slave). I thought that was just the way it was, but then I discovered that there was a way to go back 500 years using the AfricanAncestry.com DNA test.
Knowing is a wonderful feeling.
Here's a video about 2 more DNA success stories
The Roots of The Roots