DNA and Ancestry.com are tools that are used to discover the past so that we can understand the present. Following the African American blood line through DNA testing can open up new and exciting knowledgeable information. Knowing where we come from can shed more light on where we are going. We can discover why we do the things we do and above all why we are full of anger and self-hatred. We can learn why violence, drugs and abuse hang over our heads generation after generation. Family trees are becoming so important to many African Americans today. For one reason the tree has become popular is that many of us believed that we were connected to the Native American ancestry. More times than not DNA has proven that we are not Native American but a fair percentage of European decent mixed with African. So much knowledge can be had just by looking in the right place.